French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup,  Vegetarian French Onion Soup

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Did you know that this classic soup in its original form dates back to the Roman times?! The classic soup experienced a renaissance of sorts thanks to French cuisine.

The trick here is to chop the onions really fine. Cheese thickens the broth while mustard imparts a heady, pungent flavour. French Onion Soup is always served by pouring ladles of soup over a cheese crouton placed in a bowl. This soup is delectable and worth trying. Enjoy!

For a 3 course meal after the soup serve Baked Crêpes with Capsicum Sauce , Stewed Green Tomatoes followed by Vanilla Ice-Cream with Flaming Sauce for dessert.

French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup recipe - How to make French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings
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For The Soup
1 cup thinly sliced onions
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup grated processed cheese
salt to taste
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
1/4 tsp mustard (rai / sarson) powder

For The Cheese Croutons
2 bread slices , each cut into 4 pieces
2 tsp butter
2 tsp grated processed cheese

For the soup

    For the soup
  1. Heat the butter in a kadhai/ wok, add the onions and sauté on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes, or till they turn golden brown in colour
  2. Add 4 cups of water, cheese and salt, mix well and allow it to boil on a high flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the pepper powder and mustard powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

For the cheese croutons

    For the cheese croutons
  1. Toast the bread slices in a pop-up toaster.
  2. Cut each bread slice into 4 equal square pieces.
  3. Apply little butter on each bread piece and sprinkle a little cheese on top.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Just before serving, place 2 cheese croutons in the centre of 4 individual bowls. Pour equal quantities of the soup in each bowl and serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy76 cal
Protein1.9 g
Carbohydrates4.9 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat5.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A174.6 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C1.1 mg
Folic Acid0.6 mcg
Calcium47.6 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium41.7 mg
Potassium14 mg
Zinc0 mg
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French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
 on 08 Jan 21 09:11 PM

Very nice, thanks came out well. I added a bit of veg stock for added robustness for the Delhi winter and it tasted very good.
Tarla Dalal
09 Jan 21 08:02 PM
   Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback with us.
French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
 on 25 Jan 20 07:34 PM

It tried this soup and it came out great.
Tarla Dalal
26 Jan 20 12:15 PM
   Super. Thanks for the feedback.
French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
 on 23 Jun 18 11:49 AM

and don''t be used to it
French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
 on 23 Jun 18 11:48 AM

u put a little corn flour for flover
Tarla Dalal
23 Jun 18 05:03 PM
   Hello, Thank you for your suggestion.
French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
 on 27 Jan 18 05:17 PM

It came out so family finished it all n again next day demanded for the same soup.
Tarla Dalal
29 Jan 18 09:12 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
French Onion Soup
 on 22 Nov 12 11:20 AM

Love the taste of browned onions and cheese in this light soup.