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palak soup or spinach soup recipe, how to make palak soup recipe

by dassana amit updated January 2, 2014

palak soup or spinach soup

here is one easy palak soup or spinach soup. i love soups and specially when its raining or during winter time. its too comforting to sip and sip from a bowl of steaming hot soup in cold weathers.

this spinach soup is a good way to include healthy greens in your diet. despite being one of the healthiest greens, not everyone likes the taste of spinach and that is specially true in the case of some kids and adults alike.

i do make a lot of spinach based dishes and not all go well with the rest of the family. we are all picky eaters. fortunately, my hubby who does not like spinach at all, relished this soup.

palak soup

generally the combination of spinach goes very well with cream. i have not used cream in this palak soup recipe. so to give a subtle sweetness to this soup, i have added besan aka gram flour. adding gram flour, not only imparts a very mild sweetness in the soup, but also also helps in thickening the soup. addition of the freshly crushed pepper makes the soup warming and spiced.

the palak soup can be served plain or with some crusty breads or even as a starter. you can also add some cooked macaroni in the soup.

i made a video so that you can see its ridiculously easy to make this soup with ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen.

palak soup recipe video below:

if you are looking for more soup recipes then do check cream of mushroom souptomato soupsweet corn soup, tomato carrot soup, veg thai tofu soup and tamarind rasam.

spinach soup or palak soup recipe below:

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palak soup or spinach soup
 
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palak soup - easy and creamy spinach soup.
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Recipe type: side
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1.5 to 2 cups, chopped spinach/palak
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 2-3 garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp besan/gram flour
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 or 1.5 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • cream for topping (optional)
  • some freshly crushed black pepper or grated cheese or paneer/cottage cheese or cream for garnishing (optional)
  • salt and pepper as required
Instructions
  1. first rinse the spinach/palak leaves very well in water.
  2. then chop them and keep aside.
  3. heat oil or butter in a sauce pan.
  4. add the bay leaf and fry for 2-3 seconds
  5. now add the chopped garlic and fry till the garlic is light browned or browned.
  6. don't burn the garlic.
  7. fry the garlic on a low flame.
  8. add chopped onions and saute till the onions are softened.
  9. add the chopped spinach.
  10. stir and season with black pepper and salt.
  11. now add the besan or gram flour.
  12. stir well and pour 2 cups water.
  13. bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  14. switch off the fire and let the soup mixture cool.
  15. when the mixture's heat has reduced or has become warm, then blend with a hand
  16. blender or in a mixer till smooth.
  17. check the seasoning and add some more salt or pepper if required.
  18. if the soup looks thick, then add ¼ or ½ cup water and stir.
  19. keep the well blended spinach/palak soup back on the stove for simmering for 2-3 minutes.
  20. serve palak soup hot sprinkled with some freshly crushed black pepper or grated paneer, cheese or topped with some cream.


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anup March 16, 2014 1

nice recipe of palak soup, I have made it for me, of course fist time I tried but it is good, Now I can make this soup for my family members

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dassana amit March 17, 2014 2

thanks anup for the positive feedback.

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shruti February 27, 2014 3

nice receipe of soup thank u so much searching more n variety in veg soup if u have plz mail it once again thank u so much for tasty receipe

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dassana amit February 27, 2014 4

welcome shruti

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SA January 17, 2014 5

I tried it yesterday. It came out very good. Thanks.

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dassana amit January 18, 2014 6

welcome shruti

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maria December 1, 2013 7

Wonderfully Made…Thanks!

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dassana December 1, 2013 8

welcome maria

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Sandy November 20, 2013 9

Dassana,

Can you please post receipe for healthy broccoli soup.Thanks in advance

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dassana November 21, 2013 10

i will add in my to do list sandy.

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Atul Huddar August 17, 2013 11

I like all soups. But spl. Palak soup.

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dassana August 17, 2013 12

thanks atul

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VSNutrition August 5, 2013 13

wawooooo….
palak soup, I am like to make this because your trick is very simple to made this tasty. I am trying it on my week end.

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Pushpa July 29, 2013 14

Very nice recipes . Video is really helpful . Thank you so much .

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dassana July 30, 2013 15

thanks pushpa

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Anamika July 19, 2013 16

Video is really helpful, I have never added besan to the soup, will prepare this for Ansh :)!

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seema July 18, 2013 17

hi, video is good as recipe. tried yesterday evening . got one more type of palak soup. yhank u.

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dassana July 18, 2013 18

welcome seema.

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Nupur July 18, 2013 19

The idea of adding Besan to this Soup is just brill, I usually add Corn flour and cream to it which obviously is no good to health. But this one seems way better .. Good video Dassana,

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