Onion soup

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Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cooking Time : 20 minutes

Serving : 5 members


Onion soup . This is the basic method I follow to make a rich creamy soup at home . Not sure from where I learnt it . The first time I tried it out was with mushrooms when my brother Darvesh was sick and had to be given some soup ( I did avoid the butter and cheese then but everything tastes better with a smear of melted butter :-)) . just loved the creaminess the white sauce gives to the soup . From then on this has been my magical mantra for a creamy rich soup . I do the same with carrots , green peas and potatoes . Once wanting to make mushroom soup for dinner .. Started of but in between noticed that I had no veggies at all . Just went ahead with onions and the soup was Delicate , velvety , creamy and yum . Now a days when ever confused about what to do for dinner , any unexpected guests drop in home and pressed for time , the first in my menu list is onion soup . It rustles up a fuss free yet impressive brunch apt for any meal or time of day . What more do you need than soaking into good food with a relaxed ambiance .


Onions1/4 kg sliced
Garlic1 big flake
Butter4 tablespoons
Pepperto taste
Saltto taste
Milk2 cups
Flour2 tablespoons
Grated cheese2 tablespoons


  1. In a pressure cooker , fry the sliced onions along with salt to taste and garlic in two tablespoons of butter for ten minutes .
  2. Add four cups of water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles . Remove from flame , cool completely and blend the onions to a puree . Strain and set aside .
  3. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a pan , stir in the flour and keep stirring and cook gently for about one minute . Remove the pan from heat and gradually stir in one cup of milk .
  4. Replace the pan on heat . Bring to boil , slowly stirring continuously until the white sauce thickens . Set aside .
  5. Mix onion puree , one cup milk , cheese , white sauce , pepper to taste and bring to boil and cook for 4-5 minutes letting all the flavors infuse together .
  6. Adjust the consistency by adding water or milk to get a semi thick following soup . Serve hot with garlic bread .


  1. The same method can be followed by substituting 1/2 the amount of onions with mushrooms for mushroom soup , carrots for carrot soup , potatoes for potato soup or green peas for green peas soup .