Sunday, November 9, 2008

Spinach Soup ~ Palak Soup!

What's your favorite colour? Mine is green! Its always been green. Maybe because my Dad loves Green too. Well I have always felt proud that I love the same colour as Dad. Till certain age, almost all things that I used, were in green right from the soap to most things, it was always green. Only after marriage and kids, I have started accepting that life is full of all colours, started appreciating the different shades of grey! Konda, on other hand, has had her share of likes in colour. When she was 2 years, she loved Yellow. So we had to get everything in Yellow. Even the car was of Yellow shade. Next year it was Pink, we were only glad she didn't have that liking a year ago. She even asked us why we didn't get a pink car, imagine that! Now she vex between liking blue or green, suddenly its all back to pink. What's with girls that they love only pink! All her things are either pink or shades of pink! Well I guess its a long way to go before she can decide on some colour, or maybe she will always have a different choice of colours. It will be fun, right. I know I sound so boring when I say I have always only liked green!

So this Spinach Soup had a hearty welcome. Imagine looking at a thick soup looking so beautiful in that green shade! Not to mention the taste which wasn't expected from a palak. The spices that went in, only elevated the taste of palak and you are left with a feeling of green lingering on your tongue. Atleast it did for me! I made Masala papad in Microwave and it added spice to an already spicy soup.

So this week, I shall try to post Soup / Starters/ Dry curries, which will have few non-veg recipes too!

Ingredients Needed:

Spinach/ Palak - 1 cup tightly packed
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic - 3 pods small
Clove - 1
Cinnamon - 1 "
Mint Leaves - 5
Salt to Taste
Pepper to Taste
Milk - 2 tbsp (opt)
Oil - 1 tsp
Butter/ Ghee - 1 tsp (opt)
All purpose flour - 1 tsp (opt)

Method to prepare:

Heat a pressure cooker with oil. Sauté chopped onions, Garlic, cloves, cinnamon and mint leaves. Then add chopped palak leaves and fry well. If you are going to add the maida, add now and fry well till it starts smelling well.

Stir for 2 mins, then add 1 cup of water and pressure cook it for 1 - 2 whistles. Once the pressure is off, remove the clove and cinnamon.

Grind the rest to a smooth paste. Cook on open pan again for 5 mins. Add salt and pepper, water if required. Simmer and slowly add milk. Bring to boil.

My lovely lovely green in making is ready to tempt you for a lullaby!

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26 comments :

Divya Kudua said...

Palak soup..well,I just started eating(and liking)palak paneer..so I might as well like this one too.Konda will have company if she chooses to have many favorite colours...I still don't have one favorite..love all colours!!

vidhas said...

palak soup looks delcious. Will surely try. An Award is waiting for you in my blog dear. kindly check it out

Raaga said...

Yummy... I made this long long long ago... and now that palak is back in season, I shall make it again very soon: http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2007/05/palak-soup-spinach-soup.html

Kitchen Flavours said...

Something healthy and yummy.

Lavi said...

Palak soup is new to me..and on seeing your halwa series, i ate lots of sweets. hope its over:)

Priya said...

Healthy soup..i prepare once a week spinach soup...urs looks delicious..

Bhawana said...

this soup looking delicios. I think now ur soup series going to start :).

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely,I love soups and these days I am experimenting with several other options as its winter here.Nice comforting soup and very healthy

srikars kitchen said...

palak soup looks yummy & coloufrl .. healthy soup...

Roopa said...

That indeed looks a healthy green color:) Loved the way you have presented it:) I to love pappad with soup:)

veena said...

Hi Sri ..
Palak soup looks really delicious ..this is a must try recipe ..
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Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Healthy Keerai soup. Is this week a soup week?

churningthewordmill.wordpress.com said...

first timer here...
i love soups of all kinds.. this one looks really nice.
mandira

DEESHA said...

yummy soup N I love the color too .. very soothing & comforting

Madhu said...

Palak soup, good one Sri, very haealty too. Loks comforting.

Priya said...

Palak as a soup is new to me Srivalli and I like the spices you have used, will try it out soon.

Kalai said...

Oh, yes... I drove my poor Amma crazy when I went through my pink and purple phase... Everything I bought had to be pink or purple! Ahh.. The joys of childhood! I still love purple, but like most colors now. :) Soup looks delicous and the color is so vibrant! :)

Shillu said...

Lovely color! I bet it tasted great too!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow what a colour hey i think u r theem this week is soup helthy and nice colour

Bharathy said...

At last!..here after a long time..

Green green Fairy Queen!..
Do you girls have more than 24 hrs a day or what? LOL??
Glad to see you picking up in full speed with the recipe marathon..

Nice to see you blogging with that real spirit too..

Wonderful homely recipes as always!:)

Vij said...

Palak soup : healthy one!! i loved the colour. Beautiful green!! looks gr8

SMN said...

hey palak soup even i did it and will be blogging soon

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody for your lovely comments!

Mandira, good to have you stop by!

Kalai, thats lovely to know!

Bharathy, good to see you back after a long time...

Deepa, you are right! Good to see you here..sorry I moderated the comment, do drop me a line at cooking4allseasons@gmail.com

Eskay said...

Love the recipe Sri. Have something for you on my blog!

Medhaa said...

Love palak it is so healthy and love the color your soup has got

kamala said...

Same pinch Valli..I love green but I get this fancy from Amma..Nandhu is always pinky girl..Palak soup is so soothing..

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