Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cream of Spinach Soup

Cream of Spinach Soup

After the super success of my Tomato Soup,  I who was an absolutely non soup person promised My self to try more. And more soups.  What better can be a bowl of piping hot soup in winter evenings... :-)
My kiddo is an extremely fussy eater..  So me as mommy needs to every day find a new way to make him eat healthy food.  I made this spinach soup for the first time and we all loved it..  Yes,  my 1.5 year old kiddo loved it too... :-)
I searched and found many spinach soups on the internet but every soup had cornflour or APF used as thickening agent,  Which obviously I wasn't very keen in using..  So the trick of Tomato Soup worked here too... :-) ;-)
No Flour no corn Flour still thick, creamy and yummy soup... :-)
Ingredients ( Serves 3)
- 1 bunch of spinach. Approx.  2 cups of roughly chopped spinach leaves.
- salt to taste
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 tsp.  Black pepper powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp fresh cream
- 1 medium sized potato (washed. And cubed)
-2-3 Garlic cloves
-1 medium sized onion
- 1 cup water
Process
1. In a pan heat butter.
2. Add onion and saute till they sweat a little.  We do not want to cook them till brown.
3. Add chopped garlic And saute for another minute.
4. Now add,  Potato and cover the pan with lid.  And,  cook the Vegetable for 2 minutes.
5. Once done add,  chopped spinach along with a pinch of salt And 1 cup water.
6. Now let this mixture cook  for about 7-8 minutes in low flame.
7. Once done,  let the mixture cool.
8. Strain the mix,  and vegetable need to be grind ed in a grinder.  So not discard the water.  In fact u can use 2-3 Tbsp of this water to grind the veggies.
9. Now,  strain the vegetable puree thoroughly.  Make sure to take all the thick pulp And there will be very little residue to discard.
10. Now take a pan and add the water drained from step 8 along with spinach pulp. 
11. When this mix gets little warm,  add warm milk.  ( at this stage while adding milk,  ensure the milk is little warm. And not cold.  Else,  the milk will curdle in soup).
12. Bring the soup to boil and add Cream and mix well.
13. Add seasoning,  salt and black pepper powder.
14.Cook the soup till desired consistency is achieved. 
15. Turn off the flame, and Serve the soup hot garnish with/ without Cream or bread croutons on the top.
For me,  this soup will be a regular affair.. As this was I can feed spinach to family and myself... :-) :-)



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