Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Croutons Recipe

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What magic can you create with cauliflower, a red onion, and a few spices? This cauliflower soup makes for a lovely light supper or alternatively can be made into a full meal with the addition of crusty garlic bread and a green salad. Let’s take a look at this easy dinner idea/recipe below.

Delicious creamy cauliflower soup with crispy cauliflower croutons in a white bowl
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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Cauliflower Croutons Recipe

A simple and easy recipe to make on a busy weeknight, using cauliflower, red onion, garlic, and coconut cream. Simplicity at its best! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Creamy cauliflower soup with crispy cauliflower croutons
Appliance: oven
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 large cauliflower (choose one which is creamy in color, the florets should be tight and firm.)
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 pods garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter (you can use other oil or preferably butter, but clarified butter gives it a unique flavor)
  • 1 tsp mixed spices (garam masala)
  • red chili flakes as per taste
  • salt and pepper as per taste
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream (optional)


  • To make creamy cauliflower soup with crispy cauliflower croutons, first and foremost, divide the cauliflower into two parts and cut into tiny flowers. Preferably blanch the cauliflower in warm or hot water as sometimes there could be small insects in them. 
  • Roast half of the cauliflower pieces in the oven with salt, crushed red pepper, and olive oil. Sauté the other half in a pan with diced onions, clarified butter & garlic till they turn brown.
  • When the cauliflower is roasted (for approximately 20 mins in the oven) reserve some of them for topping as croutons. 
    Cauliflower roasted for approximately 20 mins in the oven, only to be used as croutons.
  • Mix the remaining roasted cauliflower pieces in the sauté pan. Thereafter, add water to it and let it simmer. Hand-blend it for a smooth consistency.
  • Now add garam masala, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve the soup with roasted cauliflower as croutons. You can also add a heaping dollop of coconut cream to enhance its taste. 
    Delicious creamy cauliflower soup with crispy cauliflower croutons in a white bowl

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Natasha Hegde is a financial services executive specializing in data analytics & strategy. She graduated from Purdue University, Illinois, US with an MBA degree. She has spent the past 15 years living in Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco & London working in Fortune 500 companies like Barclays, Wells Fargo & Capital One. In her free time, she loves to cook and experiment with different cuisines. Out of her love for cooking was born her Instagram account @londonlunchista. She is currently on a short sabbatical in her hometown Mumbai, India.

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