Monday, May 4, 2009

Palak/Spinach Soup

Palak soup is a favorite among greens lovers.Some like it a bit spicy and some prefer a plain soup with no additional spices.Palak doesnt have a taste of its own unlike its cousins Methi or other greens.But it gives a wide scope to a cook or a housewife to try palak in different ways.In this post I am writing a recipe of palak soup.My son likes this soup very much.
Palak/Spinach(chopped) 3 cups
Milk 1 cup
White butter 1 tbsp
Cornflour 1 tbsp
Onion (small) 1
Garlic 4 cloves
salt to taste
pepper powder to taste
Fresh cream 3 tbsp
grated cheese for garnishing
ginger 1/2 inch(optional)
green chilli 1 inch piece(optional)

Wash the palak well and chop it.cut the onion into pieces.
Cook the chopped onion and palak with a spoon of water in microwave oven in micro mode for 4 minutes.Green color is retained in microwave cooking.
If not using microwave oven then boil the water well and blanch palak for 5 minutes.
Blend the cooked palak,onion,garlic cloves in a mixer.If you want it to make it a little spicier then add ginger and green chilli piece now while blending in a mixer.
Heat a Kadai,add butter,add corn flour and stir it well without forming add milk and stir it again well.keep the gas flame in SIM mode.After cooking for few minutes,add the blended palak mixture add little water till you get soup consistency.Now add salt,pepper powder,fresh cream and cook well.garnish it with grated cheese or bread croutons or fresh cream.Serve hot.

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