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Quick and Easy Mushroom Soup

Updated on June 19, 2013
5 stars from 1 rating of Jean Mishra's Quick and Easy Mushroom Soup
mushroom soup and pakoras
mushroom soup and pakoras

This mushroom soup is the most quick and easy recipe I have and we're crazy about it! If you're in the mood for a rich satisfying soup that's packed with flavor with few ingredients and little cook-time, give this one a try. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can make it very low calorie by using skim or 2% milk and a light olive oil instead of the butter of ghee (clarified butter).

If you want to give it a little more dimension, pre-boiled potatoes and/or celery can be added.

If you love the flavor of mushroom soup, you are going to love this recipe! Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: serves 2 to 4


  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp butter, ghee or oil
  • 3 Tbsp flour


  1. Heat the butter, ghee or oil in a small wok or sauce pan on medium high. Add cracked pepper and let it sizzle for a minute, then reduce to medium heat. In a separate pan, heat the milk and water to boiling point and set aside.
  2. Add onions and garlic. Fry until onions are cooked through and translucent but not brown.
  3. Add the mushrooms and the rest of the seasonings and saute until cooked through.
  4. Reduce to medium low heat and add the flour to the mushroom mixture and incorporate thoroughly.
  5. Slowly add two ladles, one at a time, of hot milk to the mushrooms while stirring. This will allow the soup to thicken without lumps. Now slowly pour the remaining hot milk into the mixture while stirring.
  6. Add the fresh cilantro.
  7. Turn heat to simmer and allow flavors to combine for about 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with croutons or your favorite cheese and enjoy!
  9. Note: If you decide you want to make the soup thicker after adding all the milk, put additional flour (1 to 2 Tbsp) in a separate cup and add a ladle of the hot soup mixture while stirring. Once the flour is dissolved you can add it slowly into the soup while stirring. This will avoid causing lumps.


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      Moon Lightened 5 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks so much for reading and leaving a comment, Pamela-Anne. India is definitely quite a study in contrasts. So much poverty yet such a wealth of culture. And yes! The colors! I love the colors everywhere! The soup is so yummy. I've been craving it. I sure hope you like it!

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      Pamela-anne 5 years ago from Miller Lake

      Wow must be great living in India experiencing another culture; India is somewhere I would love to visit with all the culture, history and colors! Your mushroom soup sounds yummy I will give it a try thanks for sharing take care!

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      Moon Lightened 5 years ago from Delhi, India

      I hope you like it as much as I do. Thanks for leaving a comment!

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      Frankly My Dear 5 years ago from Texas

      This sounds great. I can't wait to try it.

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      Moon Lightened 5 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks for checking it out, Silva!

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      Silva Hayes 5 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      Sounds fantastic!