Paneer and Spinach Soup


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The protein-packed paneer and spinach soup is a meal in a bowl! generous use of moong dal, paneer and spinach make it extremely nourishing and filling, while the onion and pepper bring in their soothing yet sharp flavours.

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 1” x 1/4” thin long strips
1 cup finely chopped spinach (palak)
2 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
2 tsp butter
salt and freshly ground black peppercorns (kalimirch) to taste

Method
  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the paneer and gently sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the paneer is light brown in colour. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the moong dal, spinach, onions and 5 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the dal is cooked. Keep aside to cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth purée and strain it using a strainer.
  4. Transfer the purée to the same pan, add the salt, pepper and paneer pieces, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot.
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 on 11 Mar 15 03:13 PM


This soup is so light, with a mild dal taste, and lightly sauteed cheesy paneer. Just too good.
 on 13 Jun 12 09:18 AM


This is mainly a delicious rich Palak soup with a bit of moong dal and a few paneer pieces. To make it healthier, don't fry the paneer and cook in olive oil instead.