palak soup | spinach soup

Palak soup recipe with step by step photos and video. Here is one easy and tasty low-calorie Spinach soup recipe. I love soups and especially when its raining or during winter time. It is too comforting to sip and sip from a bowl of steaming hot soup in cold weather.

This spinach soup is a good way to include healthy greens in your diet and is low calorie too. Despite being one of the healthiest greens, not everyone likes the taste of spinach and that is especially true in the case of some kids and adults alike.

spinach soup, palak soup

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. If you want to check more spinach recipes then check this link → Palak recipes.

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 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 bread or even as a starter. You can also add some cooked macaroni in the soup.

I made a video (embedded in the recipe card below) so that you can see its ridiculously easy to make this soup with ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen.

How to make palak soup

1. First rinse the palak (spinach leaves) very well in water.

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2. Then chop them and keep aside.

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Sauteing palak soup mixture

3. Heat 1 to 1.5 tablespoon oil or butter in a saucepan or kadai. Add one tej patta (Indian bay leaf) and saute for 2-3 seconds.

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4. Then add 2 to 3 chopped garlic. Saute till the garlic is lightly browned or browned. Don’t burn the garlic. Fry the garlic on a low flame.

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5. Then add ¼ cup chopped onions.

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6. Saute till the onions are softened.

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7. Add 1.5 to 2 cups chopped spinach.

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8. Stir and season with black pepper and salt as required.

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9. Now add 1 tablespoon besan or gram flour.

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10. Stir and mix well.

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Cooking palak soup mixture

11. Pour 2 cups water.

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12. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 3-4 minutes.

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13. Add ¼ teaspoon cumin powder.

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14. Stir well.

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15. Switch off the fire and let the soup mixture cool or become warm.

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16. Remove the tej patta (Indian bay leaf).

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Making spinach soup

17. Then blend with a hand blender or in a mixer till smooth.

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18. Check the seasoning and add some more salt or black pepper powder, if required.

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19. If the soup looks thick, then add ¼ or ½ cup water and stir.

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20. Keep the well-blended spinach soup back on the stove for simmering for 2-3 minutes.

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21. serve Spinach soup hot sprinkled with some freshly crushed black pepper. You can also sprinkle some grated paneer, cheese or add some low-fat cream if you want.

palak soup recipe
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Palak Soup

4.67 from 33 votes
This spinach soup is an easy, creamy and low-calorie soup made with spinach leaves, onions, spices and herbs.
palak soup recipe, spinach soup recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 to 2 cups spinach (palak), chopped
  • ¼ cup onions, chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tej patta (indian bay leaf) - small size
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 or 1.5 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • black pepper powder as required
  • salt as required
  • cream for topping (optional)
  • some freshly crushed black pepper or grated cheese or paneer/cottage cheese or cream for garnishing - optional

INSTRUCTIONS

preparation

  • First rinse the palak leaves (spinach) very well in water. 
  • Then chop the palak leaves and keep aside.

sauteing and cooking spinach soup mixture

  • Heat oil or butter in a sauce pan. Add the bay leaf and fry for 2-3 seconds
  • Now add the chopped garlic and fry till the garlic is light browned or browned. Don't burn the garlic.
  • Saute the garlic on a low flame. Add chopped onions and saute till the onions are softened.
  • Add the chopped palak/spinach. Stir and season with black pepper and salt.
  • Now add the besan or gram flour. Stir well and pour 2 cups water.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add cumin powder and stir well.
  • Switch off the fire and let the soup mixture cool.

making spinach soup

  • 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 tej patta (indian bay leaf) while blending.
  • Check the seasoning and add some more salt or pepper if required.
  • If the soup looks thick, then add 1/4 or 1/2 cup water and stir.
  • Keep the well blended soup back on the stove for simmering for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve spinach soup hot sprinkled with some freshly crushed black pepper or grated paneer, cheese or topped with some cream.

RECIPE VIDEO

NUTRITION INFO (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Palak Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2815IU56%
Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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104 comments/reviews

  1. Your every dishes..I already made at home..n I love your receipe… specially my husband like your palak soup..5 stars

    • thanks sarita for the positive reviews on the recipes you have tried and the palak soup recipe. glad to read them. happy cooking.

  2. Hi Dassana! I have been converted to Vegan recently. It was very difficult to eat vegan recipes of other countries (fitness based recipes), when I had the taste buds familiar with South indian recipes.

    Your website helped me to fulfill my fitness journey in a good way for the past 6 months!

    Regarding the recipe, its fantastic, just added sesame seeds as a garnish!

  3. Nice and easy recipe but i would like to know which ingredient makes Sodium reading high. As per nutrition chart it is 1196 (50%) which is i believe very high. Even ready made soups have lower sodium. I assume serving size is medium size bowl- 250-500 grams.4 stars

    • thanks snehal. i calculated the nutrition data again. not sure what was giving this error of such a high sodium content. after calculating it again, the sodium content has become 39 now. thanks for letting me know about this. i have changed it in the recipe card also.

      • Hey, thank for quick reply. New number make more sense.. I am going to try your recipe today and will share experience. I am sure it is going to taste well. thank you again and keep sharing healthy recipes. I am newbie to kitchen and want to eat healthy food.

        • welcome snehal. yes it does make sense. sure do share and i hope the recipe goes well for you. already i have shared many healthy recipes on website and will definitely try to add more.

  4. Have made several recipes from your blog, but this is the first time I’m commenting. The soup turned out perfect, and the besan was a touch of genius!

    Thanks for this treasure trove of never-fail recipes – much appreciated and often referred to!

    • Welcome Mekhola. Glad to read your positive words full of appreciation. Thanks for your positive feedback on recipes.

  5. It’s very tasty and I liked it very much. Just one small query, can we use any other flour instead of besan or gram flour?Do you have any option??

    • Thanks Priya. You can use corn flour.

  6. Tried this today. It turned out awesome. Perfect consistency – exactly like Restaurants.
    Your picture tutorial helps a great deal… Thanks for sharing your talent with us 🙂5 stars

    • Welcome Kruti. Glad to know that you liked the recipe.

  7. I love palak soup but was never able to cook like restaurant.. I followed this video today and the soup tastes amazing and just like restaurant.. 🙂
    Thank you dassana

    • thanks shweta for this positive feedback on the palak soup recipe. welcome 🙂

  8. always thanks dassana for awesome recipes and this time to helpful video too. I added yellow corn flour and soup was very creamy.keep posting.

    • thanks vandita and welcome. yellow corn flour or maize flour is a healthy ingredient that can be used for thickening soups.

  9. Hi Dassana, I tried this soup today and it was amazing! I often follow your recipes because your instructions are almost perfect and the dish usually turns out very well. Your recipes are a valuable resource to refer to, please keep up your excellent work!5 stars

    • thanks a lot suba for this lovely feedback. happy cooking 🙂

  10. I tried this palak soup yesterday and it was amazing, very tasty and very nutritional. Everyone at my home liked it.5 stars

    • thanks a lot madeeha for sharing positive review on the recipe. nice to know that everyone at your home liked the soup.

      • Tasty and healthy soup.Loved it.4 stars

  11. Fantastic soup Dassana! Healthy and tasty – a hard combination to find. 🙂5 stars

    • thanks priya

  12. Very good soup!! I just loved it

    • thanks garima 🙂

  13. My entire family liked this yummy soup. Thanks for sharing such delicious receipies.5 stars

    • welcome kavita, thanks for positive feedback.

  14. Loved the recipe.. cooked it today.. I love soups.. and I never knew that spinach can taste so good.. Liked bottled gourd soup too.. I love being healthy but as it does not taste good..I was not able to continue the healthy diet.. thanks to you…you made it possible… 🙂
    Please post some more healthy and vegan recipes..5 stars

    • glad you liked the spinach soup 🙂 and thanks for positive views! you are always welcome.

  15. Had a comforting warm bowl of soup…honestly when I saw ingredients I thought it will be a normal one..but outcome had a punch..planning to make it for guests5 stars

    • pleased to know this raji, thanks for positive views 🙂

  16. I’ve never had a more delicious spinach soup. I was so happy to find a recipe that is suitable for vegans. So many spinach dishes are full of cream and butter. I found this recipe by accident and I’m so glad I decided to try it. I am making my third pot tonight!
    I have also learned a great tip of using a coffee grinder to grind whole spices. I never realized it was easy to do that. I bought a grinder just to use for spices for my Indian dishes. I now grind cumin seeds into powder and it tastes and smells amazing when you grind it fresh. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I know I will enjoy it over and over. Peace and blessing to you!5 stars

    • very pleased to know this 🙂 glad we could help you a bit in your cooking. thank you for your kind and positive feedback. god bless you too.

  17. Thanks Dassana and Amit . I tried this recipe today, but substituted the garlic with a generous pinch of asafoetida and a little yellow capsicum, because we don’t use garlic . It turned out great and a big thanks to your recipe. Everyone loved it ?..keep up the good work!5 stars

    • thanks ranjitha for the positive feedback. yes asafoetida can be substituted for garlic. it taste good and the absence of garlic is not felt.