Thursday, November 17, 2016

Spinach Soup, Keerai (Palak) Soup


          Today's post is going to be a simple and healthy soup with spinach. I had made pizza for lunch and since we can add only so much vegetables to it, I wanted to make a salad or soup on the side to compensate for that. I had got fresh organic spinach that day, so decided to make the soup with it. As always, when I am cooking spinach, I like to keep the flavors simple without too many spices and masalas, so this soup also has just some grated garlic and pepper for flavor and some Parmesan cheese for a little taste and richness..

Need To Have

  • Spinach - 1 bunch
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, grated
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese Powder - 1 tablespoon + more

Method


          Boil water, add the spinach leaves to it, leaves it for a minute or two, remove, cool and grind it into a smooth paste. Heat a little butter or oil, add the garlic and saute till you get a nice smell.


          Add the spinach paste along with about 1+1/2 cups of water, mix and bring it to a boil. Then simmer it for about 5 minutes. Add some salt, pepper and the tablespoon of cheese, mix it well and remove. Serve it hot, add more cheese while serving along with more pepper and salt if needed.


Note
Usually they immerse the drained spinach in cold water to retain the green color, I skip it most of the time.
Also you can use some milk while cooking the spinach, but I prefer it this way.
Add the salt sparingly, as the cheese also is salty.
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