Tried and tasted by Nivedita
I am not much in to boiling soups. Even though I love to have, somehow I do not like to cook for myself.
But soup was urgent need for my both daughters. Last month both fell sick and doctor's strict advise was to include any soup in their regular food. Just for my kids, I had to start making the colorful soups. This one is one of those I tried.
Some times,my camera plays tricks with me!!!
My younger daughter does not link spinach or palak. So I play few tricks to feed her the same. And what can be the best trick than adding palak in the soup????
Coming to the recipe,
Potato - 1 medium, washed, peeled and cut into cubes
Spinach - 10 to 12 leaves, cleaned, washed and chopped.
Tomato - 1 big, washed and cut
Cabbage - 2 leaves, washed and cut
Onion - 1 small, cut into cubes
Ginger - 1/4", washed, peeled. Keep it whole.
Keep all the vegetables in a cooker with very little water. Give 2 or 3 whisltes. When cold, discard the ginger.
Puree the vegetables.
Butter or oil - 1 tsp(for kids, add both)
Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped finely
Salt to taste
White pepper powder - 1 tsp
Milk - 2 tbsp
Heat oil and ghee(if adding) in a pan.Add garlic and brown them. Now add the veg.puree. When it starts boiling, add white pepper and salt. Boil it for 2 minutes without covering. Add milk before taking it down the flame.
Immediately serve it in a bowl.
This soup is good for every one. If you avoid potato, its good for reducing weight and diabetic patients.
Do not skip tomato as it helps spinach to get digested.