Spiced Cauliflower & Almond Soup

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Spiced Cauliflower & Almond Soup

One day he spilt oil and all the other Pooja items all over the Pooja room when we weren’t looking for like 10 minutes.

The other day he took a wire cutter walked all over the house looking for something interesting to cut, wonder how he figured that tool is to be used for cutting wires. He almost ended up cutting the television cable wire, if not the hubby jumped from nowhere to see him hold the wire and almost cut it. Saved! Phew!

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One day when husband was trying to key in 80-90 years old wall clock(remember those wooden pendulum ones that you could find in almost all Indian households those yesteryear’s ? Yeah we own a beautiful antique wall clock which belonged to my husband’s granddad’s dad!) This wall clock needs to be keyed at regular times (once a week mostly). The little one was watching his dad key in from the dining area, suddenly he got the urge to do that himself, came running to his dad shouting “I want to do that….”, quickly climbed the sofa and pulled the pendulum down. NOOOOOOO. He actually broke it! :’(

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Today he picked up bicycle grease oil and literally emptied the bottled by squeezing it all over the floor in the upstairs storage room. Husband ended up cleaning for an hour while I was busy shooting. :D Thank goodness he stayed at home today, if he had been to work I would have my back broken badly :O

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I have no patience left anymore! He’s just started growing up, exploring and figuring out things, and I have no idea how I am going to bring him up. :(

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I know boys…they are always exploring things trying to figure out how things work. I grew up watching my brother figure out things by dismantling what ever he could lay his hands on. Boy if brother was naughty and husband was double naughtier back(from the stories I heard from a lot of people, I figured he was naughtiest). Now…is my little one going to be anything less?! I say he is going to be a …..terror! Yeah he is super inquisitive and a big EXPLORERRRR! which btw bothers me….a LOT!

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Most times when he messes up something, husband smiles and laughs about it. He starts to narrate story how he used to be, a bigger terror during his childhood days.  Then I think, oh no, I should be whacking the husband every time I get angry, cause little is is what he is from his dad! After all the boy had all his dad’s genes!! :P

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Meaty cauliflower cooked in aromatic spices like harissa, pepper and cumin, almonds makes one of the most delicious and satisfying soups. If you are looking for light and satisfying dinner ideas, give this soup a try.  The North African flavors in the soups makes this thick creamy soup is one satisfying meal in a bowl. Pair it with garlic bread your meal is sorted. Winters are almost gone and we are preparing for hot summer days, but soups comfort food any time of the year, right!



1 cauliflower (medium sized)

½ cup blanched almonds

3 tablespoon harissa paste

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon powder

Salt to taste

2 cups vegetable stock

2 tablespoon olive oil

Pepper powder to taste



  1. Rinse and wash cauliflower. Chop roughly.
  2. I have used blanched almonds here, you can use plain almonds too.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan. Add cauliflower florets and roast until the florets start to brown.
  4. Now add harissa paste, all the spice powder and salt to taste, mix. Cook for a minute.
  5. Add blanched almonds and cook for another minute.
  6. Add vegetable stock(or even chicken stock if you are non vegetarian) , cover the pan with lid and bring it to boil.
  7. When the cauliflower florets gets cooked fully, using a hand blender blend until smooth.
  8. Add pepper powder, mix. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  9. Pour the soups into serving bowls and serve immediately hot with garlic bread.

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5 Responses

  1. Roy says:

    Boy o boy, I started with my monthly roundup and look what i stumbled upon. I was in splits and in tears at the same time. As I typed I held a little babble too. if these are what boys are meant to do…..What am i going to do….In this you managed to capture such gorgeous shots of the soup. Bravo

  2. This is just awesome jyo.. I couldn’t stop starring at the pics!!

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