Friday, September 18, 2009

Spinach Tomato Soup

Spinach Tomato Soup
Soups are the easiest comfort food to unwind a hectic day. Cozy up with your favorite soup and you feel totally relaxed. Soups are great as starters or as a simple meal itself. Spinach tomato soup is one of my favorite.

For Spinach Tomato soup: [4 servings]
Spinach [Palak] – 1 lbs (fresh or frozen)
Onion -1 cup chopped finely
Tomato-2 medium [chopped in chunks]
Garlic -1/2 tbsp [paste]
Ginger -1/2 tbsp [paste]
Cilantro -1/4 cup finely chopped
Milk – ½ cup
Corn flour – 1 tbsp
Sugar -  1 tbsp
Olive oil -2 tbsp

Dry Spices:
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida (Hing) powder -1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
Salt as per taste

  • Wash Spinach thoroughly in cold water. Boil the washed spinach and tomatoes using 2 cups of water or pressure cook it. Gently blend the cooked spinach and tomatoes with hand blender and keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat 2 tbsp oil. Add cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Add asafoetida powder. Then add chopped onions and sauté it, till it turns translucent and light golden. Add garlic and ginger paste to it. Sauté for 2 minutes. Dissolve corn flour in ¼ cup of cold water and add it to the pan and let it sit for further 2 minutes.
  • Finally add blended spinach tomato puree and chopped cilantro to the above masala, and mix well. Also add black pepper powder, sugar and salt.
  • Mix it all together and sauté it for 8-10 minutes. Stir in milk and serve hot.

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