Hate Spinach but Want To Stay Healthy? Try This Recipe

9 months ago / by Team SEEMA
Spinach Soup
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Although the inhabitants of India and South Asia are no strangers to vegetables, the thought of spinach soup causes our collective foreheads to wrinkle in mild disgust. However, what if there were a recipe to turn spinach on its head and allow us to stay healthy and fit while enjoying a delicious meal? If this sounds too good to be true, here’s a spinach soup recipe that will blow your mind.

Palak Soup

Put simply, palak soup is a creamy spinach soup recipe unlike anything you’ve ever had. For those of you that want to know how to make it, here is a list of ingredients you’ll need before getting started:

  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 whole green onion (chopped)
  • Black pepper (ground)
  • Olive oil (2 tbsp.)
  • Salt
  • Vegetable broth (4 cups)
  • Trimmed spinach (1 pound)
  • Cream
  • 1 russet potato cut into small chunks

Now that you’ve collected your items to make a delicious spinach soup, let’s start cooking our delectable meal.

Preparation and Tips for Cooking

To make a spinach soup Indian, it’s essential that we use medium-intensity heat to avoid burning our ingredients and preserve their nutritional content. First, we need to add our onions and allow them to simmer until their consistency is soft and juicy. While each stove is different, the softening process occurs in five minutes or less.

After we’ve established the groundwork for our spinach soup, we need to slowly add our garlic, potato and spinach to the pot, gently stirring the mixture into a fragrant blend of inviting textures and aromas. Once the heat takes hold of our newly-added ingredients, we can add the broth into our pot, blending and mixing our concoction as we progress.

We will continue this process until our spinach turns vibrant and when our potatoes feel soft and tender to the touch of our untensil. Once we reach this stage, it’s time to add a dash of seasoning by throwing in salt and pepper for an additonal ‘kick’ of flavor.

For additional creaminess for our spinach soup, we can place the contents of our pot into a blender until the ingredients become thick and hefty. Finally, we can add cream to cool the temperature our meal while giving an additional layer of aesthetic harmony and bliss. Finally, allow your soup to sit for ten or fifteen minutes to chill while you prepare to feast on your delicious spinach soup.