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

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.

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.

palak soup

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 souphot and sour soup, vegetable soup and tamarind rasam.

spinach soup or palak soup recipe below:

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palak soup recipe | spinach soup recipe
palak soup recipe - easy and creamy spinach soup.
CUISINE: indian
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 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/jeera powder
  • 1 small bay leaf/tej patta
  • 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
  1. first rinse the spinach/palak leaves very well in water. then chop them and keep aside.
  2. heat oil or butter in a sauce pan. add the bay leaf and fry for 2-3 seconds
  3. now add the chopped garlic and fry till the garlic is light browned or browned. don't burn the garlic.
  4. fry the garlic on a low flame. add chopped onions and saute till the onions are softened.
  5. add the chopped palak/spinach. stir and season with black pepper and salt.
  6. now add the besan or gram flour. stir well and pour 2 cups water.
  7. bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  8. add cumin powder and stir well.
  9. switch off the fire and let the soup mixture cool.
  10. when the mixture's heat has reduced or has become warm, then blend with a hand blender or in a mixer till smooth. remove the bay leaf/tej patta while blending.
  11. check the seasoning and add some more salt or pepper if required.
  12. if the palak soup looks thick, then add ¼ or ½ cup water and stir.
  13. keep the well blended palak soup back on the stove for simmering for 2-3 minutes.
  14. serve palak soup hot sprinkled with some freshly crushed black pepper or grated paneer, cheese or topped with some cream.

{ 57 Responses }

  1. Savita Sabharwal says

    I just loved this spinach soup recipe. I would like to remain in touch for more!



  2. Rohini says

    its awesome and easy to prepare.Thank you so much
    It was worth it . My 3yr old daughter liked it a lot & not enough of it.

  3. Sakshi says

    Hi Dassana!

    I tried this so thought of sharing it here.

    I chopped Tomatoes, Onion & Green Chillies and boiled for 10 Mins. Simultaneously you can boil palak as well.. mix everything together and blend it.

    heat butter in a pan and add garlic into it.. and then add the palak tomato onion puree to it..then add milk and bring it to boil..

    Tastes good.. :)


  4. anju says

    It looks yummy and easy to make, I will definitely try this. Besan instead of corn flour is best option. Pls post recipes which contains more Vegetables and easy to make. My iron is very low. So doctor told me to eat more iron contain vegetables. Thanks in advance.

  5. Ritu says

    Soup turned out awsum ..
    Tku for d recipes .. Luv all ur recipes ..
    Love d way u write n explain recipe ..

  6. Priyanka says

    Hi dassana, i have tried at least a dozen of ur recipes.n they always are delicious n foolproof.unfortunately this palak soup recipe hasn’t turned out well.maybe i made some mistake.anyways keep up the good work. Cud u pls post some recipes for babies n toddler. Thank u.

    • says

      thanks priyanka. let me know what happened. i have got quite a number of requests for toddler recipes. i have a few in drafts and will update in some time.

  7. jaya says

    Dear Dassana

    HATSOFF TO YOU!!!!!!
    This soup is amazingly super simple yet yummiest of any palak soup i’ve ever tasted…..
    Honestly i am very uncomfortable with Palak……
    and after seeing this recipe i was not really sure whether it will be good or not…
    i wanted to add tomatoes to it…..
    but THANK GOD!!!!!!!!
    i did not add or leave anything but simply followed your recipe…….
    And now i am hooked to it…….
    amazing awesome yum…..m falling short of adjectives der….
    thanks for making me love Love PALAK..
    Can’t thank you enough……
    THANKS A TON!!!!!!

  8. Bre says

    Thanks for the recipe! It was really tasty and one i will use again in the future. Its hard to find a good palak soup recipe without milk for people like me who cannot tolerate milk well.

  9. Sujata Sachin says

    Thanks dear…
    Will definately update U on every recipe which I will try from this best blog…
    N I have already share this site with my sisters n sister in laws from both side :-)

  10. Sujata Sachin says

    Hello Dassana,

    Day before yesterday only I informed U abt chat recipe n it was very good as I told U.Hubby had it uncontrollably n since yesterday digestion issue U know…. But again ir recipe comes into rescue. Palak soup n bottelgourd soup.. Oh what a lovely taste…Thank U so much.. Till date I was nt sure if I can make such a gd credit goes to U… Thanks once again.. One more thing I had kept the peels of bottelgourd in the fridge,;).. Kindly help with chutuney recipe.. Will try that also n update U…
    Again one more thing, U R spending so much time as well as money to maintain this site.. Is there anything in which we can help U…
    sorry for long review….


    • says

      welcome sujata and big thanks for this positive feedback. we appreciate it. right now i don’t have the proportion for the chutney recipe. if i make it then i can tell you. i appreciate your concern and touched by it. we do spend a lot of time, energy and money on the blog. but at the same time we also earn some money from the ads which are there on the blog. so it balances. if you like then you can share the blog or recipes with your friends and relatives. you are welcome to ask any query on recipes… or share any feedback on recipes or blog. happy cooking.

  11. anup says

    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

  12. shruti says

    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

  13. seema says

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

  14. says

    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,