Brown Onion Soup with Pepper Cheese Balls ( Soups and Salads Recipe )


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Love the french onion soup? you will love this refreshing variation as well! onions browned in butter release a fragrant, appetizing aroma making this a perfect appetizer to a wonderful meal. The peppery cheese balls add a very interesting texture to the soup. Use a vegetable stock that has used a lot of vegetables for a strong base flavour. Serve this soup as is, immediately after the cheese balls are added.

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Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients


For The Vegetable Stock (approx 4 Cups)
1/4 cup roughly onions
1/4 cup peeled and roughly chopped carrots
1/4 cup roughly chopped cabbage
1/4 cup roughly chopped cauliflower
2 tbsp roughly chopped celery (ajmoda)

For The Cheese Balls
8 tbsp grated processed cheese
1 tsp freshly crushed black peppercorns (kalimirch)
2 tsp chopped parsley

Other Ingredients
3 tbsp butter
1 cup sliced onions
salt and freshly ground black pepper powder to taste
1 tsp cornflour dissolved in 1 tbsp water

For The Garnish
1 tbsp chopped parsley

Method
For the vegetable stock

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep pan with 6 cups of water and mix well.
  2. Simmer for approx. 20 minutes or till they release flavour.
  3. Strain using a strainer. Keep the stock aside and discard the vegetables.

For the cheese balls

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 18 equal portions and roll, each portion into a small round ball. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame till they turn translucent.
  2. Add the vegetable stock, salt and pepper, mix well and bring to boil.
  3. Add the cornflour mixture, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes or till the soup thickens, while stirring continuously.
  4. Just before serving, reheat the soup and add the cheese balls to it.
  5. Serve hot garnished with parsley.
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 on 31 Dec 10 11:50 AM


Very french! Its delectable! The cheese balls add weight to the dish and complement it perfectly!