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Palak (Spinach) Soup

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Spinach Soup

Last week was a rain filled week. On one such rainy day, I prepared spinach soup. I sat in the veranda relishing a bowl of vibrant green spinach soup, watching the rain and waiting for Nehal to come home from school. Chill weather, pouring rain and a hot bowl of soup! What more can a girl want. :)

Despite the humble ingredients, this spinach soup is simple yet extremely flavorful. And you can bring it to the table in less than 30 minutes. Do check out another version of spinach soup I blogged earlier on.

Spinach Soup Recipe

Preparation & Cooking: 30 mts

Serves 3 persons

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Ingredients:

3 big bunches thoroughly washed spinach

1″ cinnamon stick

3 cloves

1 bay leaf

few curry leaves

1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/4 tsp finely chopped ginger

1 green chilli

1 tbsp butter

2 tsps rice flour mixed in 2 tbsps water

1 1/2 tsps malai/top of milk or fresh cream (optional)

black pepper to season

salt to taste

1 Heat butter in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and curry leaves. Saute for few secs. Add the onions, chopped garlic and ginger and saute for 4 mts. Add the spinach leaves along with a green chili and saute for another 2 mts.
2 Add 4 cups of water. Let it cook till the leaves turn tender, approx 5-6 mts. Do not over cook.
3 When cool, strain. Discard the cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Puree the spinach-onion mixture.
4 Add the the left over strained stock to the pureed spinach and let it simmer on medium heat. Add salt and black pepper powder and mix. Simmer for about 8 mts. Add the rice flour mixture and go on stirring till the soup thickens slightly. Add malai or fresh cream and mix. Turn off heat.
5 Serve hot along with a few croutons.

Palak (Spinach) Soup Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Yield: 3
Main Ingredients: spinach onion garlic

Last week was a rain filled week. On one such rainy day, I prepared spinach soup. I sat in the veranda relishing a bowl of vibrant green spinach soup, watching the rain and waiting for Nehal to come home from school.

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By • Jul 14th, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Green Leafy Vegetables, Indian Soup Recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://www.madhurrecipes.blogspot.com Madhu

    I love the beautiful bright green of your spinach soup

  • http://www.steamingpot.com/ The Steaming Pot

    Looks really healthy and warming. Just right for the monsoons.

  • http://www.asankhana.com Notyet100

    This looks so delicious

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com Krithi

    Lovely color.. warm and comforting soup..

  • pr117

    Sailugaru, wow, very tempting to try immediately

    • vidya

      Hi Sailugaru,iam a gr8 fan of your recipes,recently i have seen many of your recipe pictures on ndtv recipes but under other name.I just wanted to get you informed.

  • http://paaka-shaale.blogspot.com Nishi

    The soup looks very comforting and delicious Sailu!!! Great shoot as well :)

  • Greshma

    Looks so yumm….I recently made palak puris with the puree and the similar ingredients which I learnt from my co-sis(Hyd). My kids simply love it!!

  • http://telugucookbook.blogspot.com/ Sidharth

    awesome soup….will try it

  • malini

    healthy n yummy soup. lovely colour.i will try.

  • Varsha Naik

    I tried this last night…..turned out very nice. Skipped the curry leaves and bay leaf though as I didn’t have them. Was also a bit skeptical about curry leaves, but will try with them again.. Of all the recipes I found online, this was the only one which seemed practical and felt yummy.

  • Varsha Naik

    I tried this last night…..turned out very nice. Skipped the curry leaves and bay leaf though as I didn’t have them. Was also a bit skeptical about curry leaves, but will try with them again.. Of all the recipes I found online, this was the only one which seemed practical and felt yummy.

  • Tripti Deepak Thirani

    can u plz suggest me a substitute for rice flour. and in what quantity

  • Fvfg

    Tasty and yummysoup..

  • Vardhini

    Hi Sailu garu, I tried your spinach soup and came out really well… My husband really liked it… Can you post more soups for me pls…. also vegetable soup.. Thank You

  • Smita

    simply divine! The soup smelled and tasted gorgeous, thanks for this recipe

  • Senthil Kumar

    We prepared this palak soup today and it turned out sooooo delicious.
    It is totally healthy one & has got yummy taste in it.
    I have never had such a tasty soup in my life,lovely recipe.
    We totally enjoyed it to the core and feel like making it often .
    Thanks for sharing such a healthy and wonderful recipe.
    Thank u somuch.