Friday, January 7, 2011

creamy garlicky spinach soup .. low fat version...

Green is the master healer , the sight of green conspires with the universe somewhere to make you feel better... and a green soup with hints of garlic makes me feel great in the winter nights .....another star of my winter soup dinners ...


Winters are going great , foggy evenings and gulabi dhoop ( light sunshine which we Indians so relish after the scorching summer sun ) .... mornings are dark and foggy as well but that is something i love to miss .... being in my bed till late...

Making this soup is quite easy and the flavors are quite predictable ... the reason why i wanted to share this soup here is the awesome taste , even the spinach haters have been found slurping this soup happily .... the nose chilling winters obviously help in making you like this soup :) ... garlic is one major reason for me.

A burst of green on my screen right now ...  I am definitely liking posting it here ...



ingredients....
( for two servings )
spinach chopped 250 gm
potato chopped 1/2 cup
onion diced 1/2 cup
garlic chopped 1 tbsp
green chillies ( preferable the bigger varieties for less heat n more flavor ) 3-4
fresh cream 1 tbsp
butter 2 tsp
salt n pepper to taste

procedure....

Heat the butter in a pan and throw in the garlic , onions and green chillies in that order .... keeping gaps of a few seconds . Toss after each addition.

Add the potatoes , salt n pepper , toss again and keep covered on low heat so that the potatoes are cooked through . Do not brown any of the ingredients and sprinkle water if needed.

Add the spinach and let it wilt while stirring . Add water or diluted milk ( i prefer water ) and let it boil lightly .

Take the soup off heat and blend with a hand held stick blender , you may need to cool it down if you are using a food processor .

Heat the soup again , add the cream and let it blend well before serving it piping hot with your choice of bread or bread sticks .... we loved it with lightly toasted whole wheat bread with garlic again...


Winters are just an excuse , the soup is great and you know it is going to heal you inside out ......it does that to me .....

2 comments:

  1. Made this couple of times, and its delicious. Simple and utterly-butterly delicious ;-). Though, my soup wasn't this green....
    Also tried mushroom spinach soup, and that's simply yummm, I still have the taste of it in my mouth...... slurppppp :-P Do post that...

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