Palak Soup Recipe : Stupendous Spinach Soup!

It’s difficult to prawn a big smile when you hear the name Palak or Spinach! But don’t hesitate, stick out your hands and open your arms for the healthy and hearty Palak Soup. Have the spunk to try out the palatable Palak Soup Recipe. This Palak soup is best especially if you are on a health spree.

Palak Soup

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  • Recipe Category: Soups
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: The Palak Soup Recipe gets prepared quickly. It is preferred by health conscious people. The combination of spinach with sauteed onion and garlic is tasty.

Palak Soup Recipe

Palak Soup Recipe Ingredients:

  • Palak / Spinach – 2 cups
  • Garlic Cloves – ½ cup ( 2 to 3 pieces)
  • Onions – ¼ cup (finely chopped)
  • Olive Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Butter – ½ tbsp.
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Margarine (Butter Spread) – 1 tbsp.
  • Gram Flour – 1 tbsp.
  • Bay Leaves – 1 leaf
  • Basil Leaves – ¼ cup
  • Grated Cheese – ¼ tsp.
  • Sour Cream – 2 ½ tbsp.
  • Cumin Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Warm Water – 2 cups
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Black Pepper – as per taste

Note: The use of Margarine is optional. You may use either of bay leaf or basil leaves or us both, the choice is yours.

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Palak Soup Recipe Steps:

Pre-Preparation:

  • Finely chop the Onions and Garlic.
  • Wash the spinach leaves under the fresh water of tap. Rinse and clean them before chopping. Keep the bowl aside.

Note: You can shred the Palak and also grate the garlic instead of chopping.

Preparation:

  • Heat the oil over the medium flame in a saucepan.
  • Add the bay leaf and the basil leaves. Let them fry.
  • Mix the chopped garlic and fry till it becomes brown.
  • Now, add the chopped onions and sauté till onions become translucent.
  • Stir in the chopped Palak into the mixture.
  • Season well the salt and black pepper.
  • Take gram flour and transfer it into the mixture.
  • Pour the water and mix well.
  • Simmer the mixture till it reaches the boiling point.
  • Sprinkle cumin powder and stir again properly.
  • Now, when the mixture becomes little warm, turn off the flame and transfer it to the blender.
  • Do not transfer the bay leaf and basil leaves.
  • Blend on medium pace till it forms a smooth paste.
  • Check for the taste of the paste. If anything is missing, adjust the seasoning and blend it again.
  • If you feel the paste formed is thick, then add the water and stir.
  • Restore the paste back on the stove and simmer for 5 minutes along with the milk.
  • A scoop of sour cream at this time enriches the texture of the soup.
  • Keep stirring continuously and also add a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • Cover the pan and let the soup cook.
  • After some time, check the soup, turn off the flame and let it cool for few seconds.

And the healthy Palak soup is ready to be served in a bowl.

Note: This soup is best when served hot and warm immediately after it is cooked.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 132 calories
  • Total Time: PT30M
  • Serves: 5
  • Date Published:

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Spinach is highly beneficial for the health but it is generally avoided to its taste. The raw spinach has an awful taste which is why it becomes awkward to serve kids spinach. In contrast to its original taste, this Palak soup has delightful flavors in it. The lovely emerald colored soup has an amiable aroma. One bowl of Palak soup is similar to a deep dense bowl of proteins.

Do not diminish the nutrients necessary in your diet just because of looks or of the veggie. The fresh and healthy spinach gives the soup light green texture. The flour not only binds the mixture but it gives the rich creamy texture and a consistent thickness as well. There is blend of subtle sweetness and the mild flavors of spice.

Nothing can give comfort as compared to steaming hot soups in winters. Take pride in preparing the salutary Spinach Soup for your family. From the picky eaters to the health freaks, everyone will sip this soup with pleasure.

Remarks:

  • The Palak Soup Recipe requires about 30 minutes to cook.
  • Avoid to strain the soup, this will retain the fibers.
  • For the extra sizzling and spicy soup, add cayenne peppers.
  • Along with the onions you can use red bell peppers too.

Garnishing:

Ladle the soup over a shallow soup bowl. Serve it toasted bread or crunchy croutons. It goes well with the macaroni too. Garnish soup bowl it with:

  • Whipped Cream
  • Grated Cheese
  • Crushed Black Pepper

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