Eat the best cauliflower & saffron soup in Berlin, Germany

Eat the best cauliflower & saffron soup in Berlin, Germany

by George Black
59 Kcal
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrates 6.9g
  • Fat 1.9g
Easy cooking
65 min

Berlin is a true testament to how much a city can change while maintaining the core of its original strength.

Businessmen will find many investment opportunities, researchers will have a chance to explore an old city with its secrets, and many more will simply enjoy their time in one of the most important cities in Europe. Naturally, the grandeur does not stop at cuisine and the options for eating out.

Where to try
rocket + basil
#1793 of 9165 cafes in Berlin , Germany
Address: Lützowstraße 22, Berlin, Germany

Find the best food in Berlin while trying the most interesting things modern German cuisine has to offer.

Cauliflower & saffron soup

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A hot soup is exactly what comes to mind when thinking of the austere comfort of a city like Berlin. It is piping hot and creamy enough to go down smoothly. The trick is preparing the right flatbreads to enhance the experience, as well as maintaining the proper balance between butter and vegetables.

Cooking directions


  • 1 tsp saffron threads
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into 2 cm pieces
  • 500 ml water
  • 500 ml good quality vegetable or chicken stock
  • 100 ml single cream
  • nigella seeds and chilli threads for garnish (optional)
  • 4 pieces of arabic flatbread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • cumin

Step 1. Use a mortar and pestle to grind the saffron threads to a powder, then cover the results with some recently boiled water and allow the mix to steep for around 20 minutes.

Step 2. Melt the butter in a pot over medium-low heat, add the chopped onions and sauté until very soft, but make sure not to overdo it and turn the mix brown. After about 10-15 minutes, add the cauliflower pieces and stir. Add the water, stock, and saffron mixture, bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, check if the cauliflower pieces are tender enough.

Step 3. Take the soup off the heat and puree with a stick blender until smooth and velvety. Then put the soup back on the heat, stir in the cream, and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4. Prepare the flatbreads in the oven set to 200°c. Rub the bread with olive oil, sprinkle with cumin, and bake until crisp.

Step 5. Pour the soup into bowls and top with chilli threads and nigella seeds. Add the flatbreads for serving.

Tips: Use proper amounts of salt when processing vegetables.

Berlin's history has left the city with a polycentric organization and a highly eclectic array of architecture and buildings. In a city like this, a rich spectrum of moods can take over a person. You can feel the vibe when going to museums on Museum Island, movie sets at Babelsberg Studio, architectural monuments to Socialist Classicism on the Karl-Marx-Allee, or even when visiting the famous Berlin Zoo. Or maybe you are a student at one of the many distinguished universities. Whatever the case may be, we welcome your feedback about the best food in Berlin and maybe even a recipe of your own.

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