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Indian cuisine is a riot of colours, flavours, and spices. Every state has its own unique culture- ingrained taste bud. And, to many of us staying within familiar tastes is a sacrosanct act. Of course an occasional trip to a speciality restaurant that serves another fare is ok. But, as a matter of routine ...at home...NO!

One of the benefits of being born to parents who dared an interstate marriage (am talking about India of the 70's) was being able to widen a regional taste bud to accept, experiment and, relish eclectic cuisines :-)

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Dershana

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Simple Spinach soup

I saw an expat celebrity chef's show on TV the other day. She was making a spinach based gravy. Her method was to boil lots of water , cook the spinach in it, drain the water and dunk the leaves in cold water! "Preserves the color", she chirped! I was outraged at the sheer waste of all those fabulous nutrients. Why not preserve the nutrients instead! Greens are delicate store houses of nutrients. Treat them easy. Here's a quick n healthy spinach soup going right to Sunshine mom's TumyumTreats Monthly Mingle - Soups event. The Monthly mingle event was started by Meeta of "What's for lunch, Honey?".



Fresh Spinach (palak) - 1 medium sized bunch
Coriander leaves (cilantro) - 3 to 4 sprigs
Shallot - 1
Ginger - 1/2"piece
Green chillies - 4 Nos (more or less)
Low fat milk - 1/2 cup
Grated parmesan - enough for sprinkling over each serve
Salt to taste


Rinse the greens well. Slice up the shallot, ginger, and green chillies. Place these and the greens in a thick bottomed pan. Cover and simmer cook till the leaves wilt (3-4 minutes). Blend to smooth puree, add the milk and salt and simmer for a couple of minutes. Ladle onto serving bowls, sprinkle on grated parmesan.

13 comments:

Cham said...

U ve achieved the green color! Good one!

Vidhya said...

soup looks perfect Dershana.. never tried spinach soup before

Superchef said...

the time for soups have come!! this recipe is a keeper :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Sounds great and looks so yummy...love the color

Sunshinemom said...

I love spinach and this soup just rocks! Thank you dear:)

Tina said...

Healthy soup.....Pretty cute colour...

Sushma Mallya said...

A very healthy soup,nice ingredients used in it..surely gonna try this one...thanks for sharing it

sowmya.s said...

nice healthy soup...looks yumm

Divya Vikram said...

Soup looks comforting in this chilly weather. Looks nice n green.

Valarmathi said...

Yummy and healthy soup, looks delicious.

Nostalgia said...

Nice job! sounds tasty and fantastic. Agree with you, no reason to waste nutrients in the name of color.. as much as I love color :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks powerful with that bold color. Wonderful soup, indeed.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy and colorful soup, first time here....

 
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