Monday, January 16, 2012

Cheesy vegetable chowder

I ate chowder for the first time in San Francisco....The way it was served at many stalls along the pier caught my attention...Most of the stalls sold clam chowder in a cute bread bowl...There were a few selling tomato chowder as well....I liked the soup as it was very fulfilling and hearty...When I searched for the recipe,this one from looked almost close....I am not a very big fan of sea food, so this veggie option was the obvious choice...So here is the recipe...

All you need is

Butter- 2 tbsp
Onion-1  (chopped )
Carrot-1 ( sliced )
Garlic-3 cloves (crushed )
Potatoes-2 (cubed)
Chicken stock-4 cups (You can use vegetable stock as well, or plain water if you have no stock....)
All purpose flour-1 tbsp
Milk-1 cup
Broccoli-2 cups
Parmesan cheese- 2cups
Red chili flakes-1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation

Heat butter in a big saucepan and saute onions and carrots for 2-3 minutes
Add crushed garlic and chicken stock
Let it boil
Add the potato cubes
Cover and cook till potatoes are done
Dissolve all purpose flour in milk and add it to the pan
Add the water and broccoli florets and cook till broccoli are tender
Add the cheese and let it melt
Add chili flakes and mix well
Serve hot with bread

The chowder turned out very cheesy and yummy...It was perfect for a comforting dinner....We had it with slices of  french loaf...Try it out..


  1. I will definitely try chowders, especially in the wintertime. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Perfect chowder to be dipped with the toasted bread. Maybe I thought I can do away with the chicken stock and goes in veg stock to make it more of a vegetarian dish.

  3. I love chowder served in bread bowls, so comforting! Totally love your pictures lovely!

  4. the whole platter is impressive love to have it

  5. Never tasted chowder but have heard a lot about it...Yours sure looks tempting

  6. wow.....lovely recipe.....thanx 4 sharing

  7. Cheesy & soooo...yummmmm!!!A nice winter recipe :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  8. Feel like finishing that whole bowl,simply inviting and super tempting.

  9. Nice cheesy recipe... beautifully presented.

  10. Great recipe for the snowy winter months......will try surely.

  11. This is totally yummy recipe...I am loving it dear..Will try it soon..


  12. Turned out super delicious for you. Love it. nice clicks.

  13. The platter looks super awesome.......droolworthy.

  14. Neha, I'm already sold when I saw the word cheesy. Lol! I'm sure it's mouth-watering!

  15. yum! never tasted chowder but i lve cheese & this looks so cheesy & delecious...loaded with veggies too :)

  16. This sounds delicious and filling.

  17. looks so yummmy...great combination of flavors
    Tasty Appetite


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