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Monday, November 10, 2014

easy-spinach-soup 
I really don’t make soups often at home. Actually, lazy to prepare, otherwise if I can get a bowl of soup someone makes and gives in hand, ready to take it as dinnerBlushing. So haven’t tried soups that much, other than the few I have posted. Now, as Sangeeta inspired me to make soups, I tried her palak soup (Spinach soup) which was too easy to try. After long time, Singapore climate is back on trackBig Grin, yes it started raining often. So long this summer has been too too hot which I couldn’t handle. So this is the right time for trying out different soups. It could help me to have something healthy too. Otherwise I am really bad eating balanced diet. Today after gym, I bought a pack of spinach to try and have this soup. Perfect for today’s weather! Just finished my bowl of soup and started this post.
spinach-soup-recipe

Spinach Soup recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Starter
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients

Spinach (or Indian palak) - 1 cup tightly packed

Onion - 1

Butter - 1 tblsp

Milk (or cream) - 1/2 cup (if cream 1/4 cup)

Sugar - 1/4 tsp

Salt & pepper - As needed

Corn flour (white starch) - 2 tsp


Method

  1. Clean spinach, remove the thick stalk, roughly chop it. Cube onion and sauté it in butter until transparent. Add spinach to it. And saute until it wilts and reduces in volume.
  2. 1-sautee
  3. Bring a cup of water in a sauce pan and add the sautéed palak and onion. Boil for 2 mins with sugar.
  4. 2-spinach
  5. Puree it either with a hand immersion blender or cool down and grind it in mixer smoothly.
  6. 3-blend
  7. Heat again with milk/ cream with corn flour dissolved in it. Heat until thick. Adjust the consistency with water or milk if needed. Lastly mix salt and pepper.
  8. 4-season

Notes

    • Sugar retains the colour of spinach. But do not over cook to maintain the fresh green.
    • You can add a clove of garlic while sauteeing onion.
    • Indian palak gives bright green soup. I once tried with local spinach which was deep green in colour.
    • Cream means less, milk means little more for richness of taste.

Serve hot with generous seasoning of salt and pepper. You can have toast along side.

palak-soup-recipe

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10 comments:

  1. Very Healthy Soup...
    Used cooking Palak often but Palak Soup is new to me..Tnk u Raks...

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  2. That looks so healthy and colorful!!!

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  3. Beautiful colour! ! Apt for the weather now!!!

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  4. Good recipe,,, waiting for more soups !

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  5. Good soup....I also add sauted sweet corn....children just slurp it....try once

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  6. healthy and yummy soup...cute pepper and salt bottles...

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  7. Healthy & colourful soup, nice for this cold weather, will try, thanku Raks.

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  8. Thanks for the recipe... I tried, but it was little bitter...will the soup taste that way????

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  9. loved it. great recipe. thank u. I only wish the onions were not fully pureed and were biteable instead.

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