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Spinach Soup

Hello there, I am writing in this blog after a lot of time. I have been travelling entire Nov-December and so wasn’t getting the time to prep photos and posting in here. But you can expect some activity in the next few weeks here. So stay tuned.

Now tell me, how have you all been? Have you been facing the chill lately? December and now Jan is quite chilly in here in Bangalore. Those who don’t know much about Bangalore, let me tell you we are in the southern half of India which is pretty hot, but Bangalore enjoys a wonderful cool weather all round the year. So when people are going crazy with heat in places like Hyderabad and Chennai we enjoy nice cool breeze and awesome weather. Okay now let me not deviate from what I wanted to write.

It has been quite chilly and what better than home-made hot soups to enjoy that chill! I made quite a lot of soups in last few weeks so I am going to share them soon over here. Now I have used fresh ingredients and healthy stuffs, so you check them out. I will also add a nutrition fact latter.

Today let me share you my recipe of Spinach Soup

Nahh… don’t go yukk… try this recipe its really yumm… no bitterness, no heavy cream and no corn flour.

All that you need

  1. Spinach – 4 bunches
  2. Garlic – 4-5 cloves crushed
  3. Onion – 1 finely chopped
  4. Cooking butter – 3 teaspoon (you may use table butter as well)
  5. Milk – 1/2 cup
  6. Vegetable Stock – 1 cup
  7. Salt – to taste
  8. Pepper – to taste
  9. All purpose flour – 1 teaspoon
See nice and easy ingredients

Let’s get started

- Soak the spinach leaves in water and wash them carefully. If you are using   fresh spinach take care to wash off the soil that comes along. Chop off the thick ends and keep the leaves.

- Take a non stick pan and place the spinach leaves in low flame. Add 1 table spoon of water and little salt. Cover and cook for 5-6 mins.

- In another wok heat 2 teaspoon butter and add onions and garlic and sauté for a minute or till the onion go translucent.

- Add the blanched spinach in this wok and sauté with onion and garlic.

- Add vegetable stalk and let it simmer for 3 minutes.

- Transfer this mixture in a blender and blend it till smooth. You could use a hand blender directly in the wok and blend till smooth

- In the same wok add 1 teaspoon butter and add the flour and fry. This is going to make our soup creamy.

- Add milk and mix. Add the blended spinach mixture to this and mix well.

- At this stage you can decide if you want in thick or little runny. If you want it runny add some more stock.

- Add salt and pepper to taste.

And you are done!!

Wasn’t that really easy peasy?? I love the fact that I am having something as healthy as spinach and still finding it yummy.

Suggested Serving: You can enjoy the soup just by itself, or throw some toasted croutons in or just have it with some bread.
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Tiny Tips:

You do not need to boil the spinach in water in order to blanch them. I avoid blanching in that way because when we throw away that water we are throwing away all the nutrients of spinach. So add just a little water and cover it so that the spinach cooks in its own steam. You will retain almost all the nutrients and the lovely green color of spinach.

So enjoy the soup and leave a comment on how it was. You can also leave a comment if you want me to share any other kind of soups. Your comments keep me motivated. So cya till the next time.

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