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
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.