Spinach Soup

What would make a warm, hearty, filling, perfectly satisfying comforting meal when one is not feeling too well, you know, the kind that really slows us down? Spinach soup! There is something about the aroma of this nutmeg-scented simmering soup that is addictive and gives me a feeling of warmth. This iron-packed, emerald green, liquid goodness is laced with subtle spice, creamy in texture and has all it takes to boost your mood and make you feel good on one of those feeling-low days.

Spinach Soup Recipe

Preparation: 20 mts

Serves 3-4 persons

Cuisine: Western



3 big bunches thoroughly washed spinach

1 medium-sized potato (boiled and mashed)

1 medium-sized onion

1-2 green chillis

1 tbsp butter

1/2 tbsp cornflour

pinch of nutmeg pwd

1″ cinnamon stick

salt to taste

1 cup milk (skimmed)

garnish with cream (optional)

1 Heat butter in a pan. Add the onions and saute for 3-4 mts. Add the spinach leaves along with green chillis and saute for another 2 mts. Add 4 cups of water. Let it cook till the leaves turn tender, approx 3-4 mts. Do not over cook. When cool, strain and puree the spinach-onion mixture along with mashed potato.
2 Add milk to the pureed spinach, the left over strained stock and cinnamon stick and let it simmer it on medium heat. Add salt and nutmeg pwd and mix well. Simmer for about 8-10 mts.
3 Serve hot topped with cream, along with a few croutons.


You can add substitute green chillis with pepper pwd.

Spinach Soup

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  spinach


  • http://www.cookingandme.blogspot.com Nags

    This sure sounds healthy. and I love spinach. bookmarked ๐Ÿ™‚ will try and let you know!

  • Lakshmi

    Abba ! I am actually feeling a little sick today and the very sight of your soup is making me crave for it….yummy !

  • http://masalamagic.blogspot.com Latha

    looks delicious SAilu! I have a bunch of spinach at home – maybe can make it today itself !

  • Paz

    Oh, yum! This is definitely something I’d love today. It is freezing here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like spinach.

    I like your new look, too. Very nice!


  • http://ahaar.blogspot.com mandira

    Sailu, love the new look of your blog. This looks great and the spinach soup is fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚ Look at that green!

  • http://www.musicalskitchen.blogspot.com musical

    Spinach soup sure is a very hearty and comforting meal! Your version looks really good! I am in “soups for dinner” mode these days, so i might be trying this soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    The new look of the blog is really very serene.

  • http://www.zaiqa.net Mona

    Hmmmmm, i want it! Its sooo cold here right now at my place, has been snowing since yesterday, and i’m craving for a warm soup..
    Comfort food it is for these wintery days !!

  • http://www.paajaka.com Mythreyee

    I have not tried adding nutmeg to this delicious soup. Looks perfect and yummy.

  • http://www.peppermill-miri.blogspot.com Miri

    Nice to see you and your new look is great too!
    The spinach soup looks creamy and luscious…perfect for the horrid cold wave in Delhi right now!

  • Isha

    I make several soups at home but somehow never spinach soup….will definitely try your recipe since I started craving the scrumptious greeny
    soup in your bowl

  • http://creativepooja.blogspot.com Pooja

    That really looks so healthy ! I make it with sweet corns. Thanks for sharing Sailu.

  • http://www.spicytasty.com/ shriya

    Spinach is a very healthy food. I love spinach in any form. Soup looks delicious. It wants me to drool over here for sometime. Love the pictures.

    • al

      spinach is not healthy..it blocks the intake of vitamin c…

  • hema

    Hi Sailu, Nice recipe. After seeing your recipes on chintachiguru, I was really excited that there is some one who is going to show people all the forgotten authentic andhra recipes. Please don’t change your direction…would love to see more posts like that from you…may be on usthikayalu or garuggayalu in your cooking ?
    You are posts are amazing, some of them like ‘palakayalu’ truely took me back in time.

  • http://www.steamykitchen.com steamy kitchen

    beautiful color!

  • anil

    hi…i tried your Tomato Curry recipe today as I wanted something quick and spicy. i followed the recipe to the T and it turned out to be awesome.
    thanks. now i know which item i should never miss when i cook from now on….my laptop with your website opened….lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://spiceandcurry.blogspot.com jaya

    yum spinach soup packed with lots of goodness of Iron ,looks so appetizing ,thanks for sharing
    hugs and smiles

  • SreeKaruna


    What a beatifl color, feel like getting a Saree dyed of that shade now.
    Kudos to ur photography nd presentation, it makes all the difference.

    Shld we really fall sick to have that soup, I am planning to go on diet so wat to try it substituting butter and leaving out the optional cream.

    Now that our republic day is tomorrow, green and white already being there, a carrot slice would have made it look tricolor or how about a corn soup(white) and a carrot soup(safron) to follow?


  • http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/ Happy Cook

    Oh what can be more wonderful that a bowl of soup.
    Love the colour

  • http://cookingfromatoz.blogspot.com Kaykat

    Delicious! I can’t wait to try this out. Thanks, Sailu!

  • http://foodblogga.blogspot.com Susan from Food Blogga

    That’s one elegant comfort soup!

  • radhi

    hai sailu,
    just loved ur site. thn u for helping us to try new recipes. today i am going to try ur dondakayi fry which is my fav. and i will let u know the result after tasting it. until then c u bye.

  • http://southernspiceworld.blogspot.com/ Meena Rajesh Krishnan

    Great recipe…this ties in with my mantra of “Healthful Decadence”!!!


  • Krithika Anand

    I am still making this…I love it just from how it tastes from licking drips off the spoon ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ So creamy, so light, so much flavor…you are a genius lady!

  • dolma33

    When I went to prepare croutons, y discovered that the only bread I had at home was a cinnamon bun…
    I was a bit disappointed… but then I had the greatest idea of the evening:
    cut the cinnamon bun in thin loaves,
    grill them in a pan (using half teaspoon of olive oil)
    and serve the soup with 3-4 loaves,
    that you can submerge in the soup for some seconds using a spoon.

  • Swapna

    Thanks Sailu is a new recipe for me.I usually prepare spinach soup without potato.Will try this version.

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  • Senthil Kumar

    We tried this Palak soup today and it turned out super delicious.
    We all liked it verymuch and there is nothing left.
    Thanks for posting such a healthy & yummy recipe.