French onion soup recipe | vegetarian French onion soup | Indian style French onion soup |


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फ्रेंच अनियन सूप रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup in Hindi) 

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French onion soup recipe | vegetarian French onion soup | Indian style French onion soup is a simple soup with amazing startling flavour and aroma. Learn how to make vegetarian French onion soup.

To make French onion soup, 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. 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. 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, toast the bread slices in a pop-up toaster. Cut each bread slice into 4 equal square pieces. Apply little butter on each bread piece and sprinkle a little cheese on top. 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.

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

The trick here is to slice the onions really fine. Cheese thickens the vegetarian French onion soup 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 it!

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

Tips for French onion soup. 1. The onions should be sautéed on a very slow flame so they get their brown colour, which is characteristic about this soup. If you want a slightly darker coloured soup, then sautéed the onions till they are slightly more brown in colour. 2. The cheese has salt in it, so remember to add less salt to the soup. 3. The soup can be made in advance and reheat before serving. But the toast should be made just before serving.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

For The French Onion 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
2 tsp butter
2 tsp grated processed cheese
Method
For the french onion soup

    For the french onion soup
  1. To make french onion soup, 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 each of the 4 individual bowls. Pour equal quantities of the french onion soup in each bowl and serve immediately.

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What is French onion soup made of?

  1. French onion soup is made of 1 cup thinly sliced onions, 2 tbsp butter, 1/3 cup grated processed cheesesalt to taste, 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch), 1/4 tsp mustard (rai / sarson) powder, 2 bread slices , each cut into 4 pieces, 2 tsp butter and 2 tsp grated processed cheese.

Tips for French onion soup

  1. The onions should be sautéed on a very slow flame so they get their brown colour, which is characteristic about this soup. If you want a slightly darker coloured soup, then sautéed the onions till they are slightly more brown in colour. 
  2. The cheese has salt in it, so remember to add less salt to the soup. 
  3. The soup can be made in advance and reheat before serving. But the toast should be made just before serving. 

How to make bread

  1. You can buy ready-made bread for this soup. But if you wish to make bread try this recipe. For the yeast sugar mixture of the bread, we need 1 tbsp instant dry yeast. This is the bacteria which helps the bread rise. 
  2. To this add 2 tbsp sugar. This is the food for the yeast. 
  3. Add ¼ cup of warm water in a bowl and mix well. This warm water helps in the activation of yeast. Learn how to make bread in detail.

     

How to select onions

  1. Choose onions with tightly closed necks that are absolutely dry, avoiding those with a thick, woody centre in the neck. 
  2. The skin should be bright and shiny. 
  3. If you notice dark, powdery patches under the skin, pass it up as this is an indication of a common mould which will eventually spoil the flesh. 
  4. Avoid those that are sprouting or have signs of mould.
  5. In addition, onions of inferior quality often have soft spots, moisture at their neck, and dark patches, which may all be indications of decay. 

How to select processed cheese

  1. Processed cheese is sometimes sold in blocks, and quite often sold packed in individual cubes, sometimes with plastic wrappers or wax paper separating them. 
  2. Processed cheese should not be too crumbly or dry with the colour being relatively uniform.
  3. Check the expiry date and look out for any discoloration or moldy spots. 

For the French onion soup

  1. For the French onion soup recipe | vegetarian French onion soup | Indian style French onion soup, heat 2 tbsp butter in a kadhai/ wok.
  2. Add 1 cup thinly sliced onions.
  3. Sauté on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes. The onions should turn golden brown in colour.
  4. Add 4 cups of water.
  5. Add 1/3 cup grated processed cheese. This is approx. 5 tbsp of grated cheese.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Mix well and allow it to boil on a high flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the pepper powder.
  9. Add 1/4 tsp mustard (rai / sarson) powder.
  10. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. The French onion soup recipe | vegetarian French onion soup | Indian style French onion soup is ready. 

For the cheese croutons

  1. For the cheese croutons of French onion soup recipe | vegetarian French onion soup | Indian style French onion soup, toast 2 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.
  4. Sprinkle a little grated processed cheese on each piece.

How to serve French onion soup

  1. Just before serving, French onion soup recipe | vegetarian French onion soup | Indian style French onion soup, place 2 cheese croutons in the centre of each of the 4 individual bowls. 
  2. Pour equal quantities of the soup in each of the 4 bowls and serve immediately.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy76 cal
Protein1.9 g
Carbohydrates4.9 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat5.4 g
Cholesterol17.8 mg
Sodium108.1 mg

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French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
5
 on 08 Jun 21 05:59 PM


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09 Jun 21 03:08 PM
French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
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 on 08 Jun 21 04:23 PM


Amazing recipe. I added mushroom broth for flavour and it turned out to be fantastic
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09 Jun 21 03:10 PM
French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
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 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.
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09 Jan 21 08:02 PM
French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
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 on 25 Jan 20 07:34 PM


It tried this soup and it came out great.
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26 Jan 20 12:15 PM
French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
5
 on 23 Jun 18 11:49 AM


and don''t be used to it
French Onion Soup, Vegetarian French Onion Soup
5
 on 23 Jun 18 11:48 AM


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


It came out so tasty..my family finished it all n again next day demanded for the same soup.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words...do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
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29 Jan 18 09:12 AM
French Onion Soup
5
 on 22 Nov 12 11:20 AM


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