Quick Spinach Soup (know Your Green Leafy Vegetables)


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Spinach, by itself, is a multi-nutrient vegetable, making this a very desirable soup. You can use vegetable stock instead of water.

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3 cups washed and roughly chopped spinach (palak)
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 1/2 cups milk
salt and to taste

For The Garnish
1 tbsp ginger (adrak) juliennes

  1. Combine the spinach and 3 tbsp of water in a deep pan and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till all the water evaporates, stirring once in between.
  2. Cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the butter in a deep pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame till the onions turn translucent.
  4. Add the plain flour and sauté till the flour gets a coarse grainy texture.
  5. Add 1½ cups of milk and 2 cups of water to the mixture and cook on a medium flame till it thickens, while stirring continuously using a whisk.
  6. Add the spinach purée, salt and pepper, mix well and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  7. Serve hot garnished with ginger juliennes.

Handy tips

  1. If there is any water left after cooking spinach, do not throw it. Use the drained water along with water in the recipe.

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