Friday, October 20, 2017

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
This beautiful green Spinach Soup  is definitely a low-cal soup.....loaded with nutrition, and also high in vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients. This leafy green is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6. It’s a very good source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc, dietary fiber,  and copper. Plus, it’s a good source of selenium, niacin, and omega 3 fatty acids.
Spinach is a versatile food...can be used in salads, can be made as a smoothie, and the best thing is to boil it with 1/2 cup water, and all its nutrients  are unpacked.
This recipe is a very easy one using the normal things every kitchen has....

Spinach - 1 bundle, roughly 3 cups, washed and cleaned and chopped into big pieces
Onion - 1, chopped
Garlic - 4 pods
Ginger - 2 tsps, finely chopped
Chilli flakes - 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil - 2 tsps
Dry basil - 3/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 3/4 tsp
Milk - 3/4 cup
water - 1/2 cup

Recipe Cuisine: Continental; Category: Lunch / dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 15 mts

Yields 4 medium bowls of soup

All neatly lined up

            Olive oil heated in a pressure pan, garlic-ginger and onions added, after they turn translucent, spinach leaves added

Salt and chilli flakes added and sauteed for 2 minutes, then ......

1/2 cup water and pressure cooked for 3 whistles.

Opened after the pressure settles down, let to cool down completely

then loaded into a blender jar

blended well. I did not bother even if there were few small stalks, I left them as they were, did not strain. Now 3/4 cup of milk added and mixed well.

Now add dry basil and pepper powder and bring to a boil.

Look at the beautiful, rich soup!! rich with nutrients and not fatty butter or fresh cream!

Serve hot with brown bread toasts!!!

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