Friday, 11 September 2009

Cream of Mushroom Soup

cream of mushroom soup

Mumbai weather goes from one extreme to another. After prolonged dry spells, monsoon has once again onset with its kind showers across India. Heavy chowers have changed the hot, sultry and humid climate to pleasant atmosphere. With the down pour of rains, nothing soothes me than a bowl of warm soup.

Mushrooms are available in abundance during rains. Wild mushrooms just pops out out all over the places. On one such rainy night, I just decided to sip Cream of Mushroom Soup. This creamy, thick and delicious soup is a meal in itself. The addition of mild herbs makes it more delectable.


500gms Button Mushrooms
1 Whole Garlic
1 Finely Chopped Onion
1 Cup of Vegetable Stock or Water
1/4 Cup of Milk
2 Tablespoons of Butter
3 Tablespoons of Cream
1 Tablespoon of Maida (All Purpose Flour)
1 Tej Patta (Bay Leaf)
1 Teaspoon of Pepper powder
1 Teaspoon of Oregano (Optional)
1 Tablespoon of Chopped Parsely
Juice of 1/4 Lime
Salt as per taste


1. Remove the stems of the mushrooms and wash them very thoroughly. Cut the mushrooms in quarter or slice them.

2. Finely chop the Garlic and Onions. Heat a sauce pan and melt the butter. Add tej patta, finely chopped garlic and onions. Saute them till onions becomes light.

3. Add sliced mushrooms, along with a pinch of salt. Mix it well and cover it with lid. Since mushrooms cooks faster, remove the lid after a mintue. Mushrooms will be soft and they will realise their natural water.

4. Sprinkle a tablespoon of maida over it and mix it well. Add vegetable stock or water and allow it to boil.

5. After one boil add milk, cream, pepper powder, oregano and salt as per taste. Allow the soup to simmer on a low flame for 2 mintues. The Consistency of the soup should be thick. One can have the closer look of the texture and consitency of the soup.

mushroom soup

6. Once the soup is ready sprinkle chopped parsely and add lime juice to it. Garnish it with a dash of cream before serving.

cream soup

This post goes for Siressha's Soup N Juice Event

Below Mentioned Entries also goes for the same Soup N Juice Event

* Beet Root Soup

* Cabbage & Mushroom Cream Soup

* Slushy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

* Tiranga Juice

* Virgin Pina colada

Priya Raj, Jyoti, Sandhya and Muskaan have shared with me Yum Blog Award and Honest Scrap Award. Thank you gals for your kind words and thinking about me...

You can read more about these awards here.....


Jeyashris Kitchen 11 September 2009 at 14:32  

so yummy purva.i too make in the same way but i grind the mushrooms and onions and garlic in the mixi, since my kids didnt like mushrooms!!.
close look of the Picture is really super

chakhlere 11 September 2009 at 15:01  

Heyy Poo, I was searching nice recipe for mushrooms and U are here with it. Thanks for sharing it.

The soup looks too yummy!!

Finla 11 September 2009 at 15:09  

Mushroomsoup is my hubbies favourite soup andthislooks yumm.

Unknown 11 September 2009 at 15:27  

Very yummy soup and congrats on your well deserved award. The first picture is not coming up in the browser, the others looks so nice check out dear.

Sailaja Damodaran 11 September 2009 at 15:31  

congrats..... soups r my all time favourite

Sushma Mallya 11 September 2009 at 16:18  

Creamy & delicious purva... 11 September 2009 at 16:34  

Yummy n creamy soup dear...looks so good...

Suparna 11 September 2009 at 16:46  

looks yummy n creamy purva :) superb snaps. loved the bowl!
Congrats on the awards!

Jaishree Iyer 11 September 2009 at 17:45  

Soups Looks Creamy & delicious purva.
Congrats on the awards!

Mythreyi Dilip 11 September 2009 at 18:29  

Never made mushroom soup, will try it very soon. Yours looks absolutely delicious.

Gita Jaishankar 11 September 2009 at 20:26  

The soup looks so delicious Purva...I love cream of mushroom especially in winter...its so comforting :)

ST 11 September 2009 at 23:33  

Scrumptious and creamy soup purva:)Thanks for Delicious entries for the event

Priya dharshini 12 September 2009 at 00:10  

congrats on ur awards..i luv all creamy soups..ur is good..

Home Cooked Oriya Food 12 September 2009 at 02:09  

lovely soup...
I love mushrooms...

Ammu 12 September 2009 at 07:59  

Lovely soup. There is something waiting for you in my blog. Plz collect it dear.

Unknown 12 September 2009 at 08:37  

Hi Purva, The soup is and so creamicious...def a try

Aps Kitchen 12 September 2009 at 08:48  

Ne thing made out of mushroom enters my tummy... Slurp....luks yum

Mansi 12 September 2009 at 09:09  

Agree with you Poorva, nothing beats a hot soup on a rainy day..I hardly prepare anything with am delighted to see this wonderful recipe...looks yum..I should try it.

amna 12 September 2009 at 14:06  

a fave when we go out to eat!

Purva Desai 12 September 2009 at 16:50  

Jeyashri.....even I sometimes blend the boiled mushrooms....this is a good way to thicken the soup and even one can serve to kids who dislike mushrooms

Purva Desai 12 September 2009 at 16:51  

Sandhya & Muskaan thanks for bringing it to my notice....I have made the necessary changes

Anu 12 September 2009 at 18:32  

Looks delicious and yummy........

sangeeta 12 September 2009 at 20:06  

yummy clicks Poorva..
it's my favorite soup though i limit the cream n butter.

Mansi 12 September 2009 at 22:11  

Nice to know that Purva, let me know if you are on Linkedin and I'll add you.

Shobana senthilkumar 13 September 2009 at 02:41  

first time was searching for mushroom recipes...bought a box of it from costco didnt know wat to do.I can try out ur:)

priya 13 September 2009 at 07:47  

Hi purva,

U have a great blog..lovely recipes..Thx for visiting ma blog...glad to follow u!...hope we cud be in touch!

Vicky Xavier 13 September 2009 at 20:11  

Soups sounds very healthy. Nice entry for the event and the season:)

Jyoti 14 September 2009 at 02:29  

Loos so deliiocus and creamy!

Kanchan 14 September 2009 at 09:23  

Its really a meal in itself ! Wonderful recipe !

Sum Raj 14 September 2009 at 11:32  

yummy soup dear.. hey i have tagged u so please visit my blog..

Jyoti V 14 September 2009 at 19:02  

So yummy soup purva..nice click too.
You got award awaiting in my blog..pls to accept.

Urmi 15 September 2009 at 07:49  

I love all types of soup and cream of mushroom soup is my favourite. I have never tried at home. But after getting your lovely recipe I will definitely try. You have presented very beautifully.

Sandhya Hariharan 15 September 2009 at 18:35  

lovely soup.... purva...wot is the best alternative to replace mushroom for the same soup.

Sonia 16 September 2009 at 12:02  

Mushroom is an all time favorite.would sure try this.
Btw, did you do a roundup of the jnamashtami event....Checking, since I am new and sent an entry but could not see it

Recipeswap 16 September 2009 at 22:46  

So creamy and comforting.Love that bowl.
Plz pick up Scrumptious award.

Cham 17 September 2009 at 22:11  

Absolutely delicious for the rainy days!

Priya dharshini 20 September 2009 at 07:11  

wow..i luv cream of soup..its stands the best..

Purva Desai 21 September 2009 at 19:14  

Sonia, you will receive an email from my end when I do the event round up. Your entry for the event will reflect in the round up

Purva Desai 21 September 2009 at 19:16  

Sandhya one can replace mushrooms with broccoli

s 22 September 2009 at 04:13  

soup looks like a real trying to go on a diet and this seems really good

Anshika 26 September 2009 at 12:42  

I wanted to make mushroom curry but here at Delhi still they are so costly. Reading your recipe made me yearn for mushrooms. I will surely make this mushroom soup for my family.

Lapel Pins 19 December 2012 at 11:53  

This is nice blog ...keep it up...


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