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Cream of Mushroom Soup

- submitted by Dahlia on 09-28-2010 
(Creamy Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Onion Soup)

Mushrooms - 1.5 cup (very finely  chopped)
Onion - 1 (very finely chopped)
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Oregano - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Heavy Cream/ Fresh Cream - 2 tblsp (optional)
Maida (All Purpose Flour) - 1 tblsp
Chicken/ Mushroom/ Vegetable Stock - 3 cups
Olive Oil/ Butter - 2 tblsp
1. Chop the onion and mushrooms very finely. You can also use a food processor or the pulse mode in mixie.
2. Melt the butter in a pan. Add the onions and mushroom and saute it till it is soft and cooked.
3. Add the flour (maida) and fry for a minute to get rid of its raw smell.
4. Add the milk, chicken stock, pepper  powder and salt.
5. After it comes to a boil, reduce the flame and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. The soup will get thickened by now.
6. Add the oregano and cream. Mix and switch off.
( You can use italian seasoning instead of oregano. Health consious people can skip the cream.)
7. Garnish with parsley/cilantro leaf or some green onions or some grated cheese or some croutons. 8. Serve hot with some toasted bread. Its a easy to make, filling and satisfying meal for a cold or rainy day. 
     - You can also make cream of onion soup, creamy mixed vegetable soup, creamy corn soup following the same recipe.

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Comments (4)

Person Novicecook   (March 30, 2013)
excellent recipe!
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 3, 2013)
Thank you.
Person Trish   (February 23, 2013)
I love this recipe! Made it so many times that i know it by-heart now!
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 24, 2013)
Its my husband's favourite too.

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