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.

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

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 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

  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

  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

  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.

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French Onion Soup
 on 22 Nov 12 11:20 AM

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