½ tsp black pepper powder
salt to taste
1 small tomato
1/4th cup carrots
1/4th cup french beans
1/4th cup sweet corn
1/4th cup cauliflower (optional)
1/4th cup green peas
1 cup vegetable broth
½ inch ginger, sliced finely
1 tbsp spring onion/ coriander leaves
2 tsp oil/butter
1 piece of brown bread
1 small onion
Heat the oil/ butter in a pot over medium heat. Add onion, tomato, and ginger slices to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally until vegetables start to soften.
Add the vegetables, and corn & fry for another 5 minutes, pour in the vegetable broth, & simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the peas to the mixture & simmer for another 5 minutes.
Now using a blender, blend this vegetable mixture until smooth.
Some more broth/water can be added to adjust the consistency. The soup is ready! Garnish with the spring onions/ coriander leaves.
For the croutons, cut the brown bread into 6-8 small pieces, in a pan add in the oil/butter, and fry these pieces till crispy & golden.
With the hot soup serve these croutons on top/ on the side. Your creamy veg soup with croutons is ready. Enjoy!