Thursday, January 28, 2010

A healthy green soup for all!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
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.

For tempering,
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.
I am sending this one to Event Announcement held by Usha of Veg Inspirations.

Keep Smiling,



Very healthy and yummy soup, great recipe.

Nithu Bala said...

Love the color Dear..very healthy too..nice picture :-)

Unknown said...

That is such a healthy and yum looking soup ! Thanks so much for sharing this with the Healthy Inspirations event :-)

Malar said...

Nice idea and nice recipe too..

Deepa G Joshi said...

yes albeit its healthy..nice one.

Priya Suresh said...

Such a tempting green soup, prefect for chilled evening weather..

Rachana said...

mmm...delicious soup! looks so healthy:)

priya said...

tempting and delicious soup....healthy too...nice clicks!

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Very healthy and simple. Hope ur daughter enjoyed

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Oh such a clear n healthy soup no one will say there was spinach in it and your daughter would never refuse to take this... My first visit here, shall keep coming back for more... Hope both your daughters are doing good now!!!

Hayley said...

Very healthy, green and hearty soup..lots of good pics..

Hayley said...

Hi nivedita I would like to share an award with you, please collect it from my blog...

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