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spinach soup recipe - easy, creamy and low-calorie palak soup recipe.

4.21 from 29 votes
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30minutes

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 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.

spinach soup, palak soup

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 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. if you want to check more spinach recipes then check this link → 29 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 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 (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.

if you are looking for more soup recipes then do check:

palak soup recipe, spinach soup recipe
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palak soup recipe

spinach soup recipe - easy, creamy and low-calorie palak soup recipe.
course side dish
cuisine indian
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 2 to 3
rough calories per serving 88 kcal
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1.5 to 2 cups spinach (palak), chopped
  • ¼ cup onions, chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves (lahsun), finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera 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

how to make palak soup recipe

preparation

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

  2. then chop the palak leaves and keep aside.

sauteing and cooking spinach soup mixture

  1. heat oil or butter in a sauce pan. add the bay leaf and fry for 2-3 seconds
  2. now add the chopped garlic and fry till the garlic is light browned or browned. don't burn the garlic.
  3. saute the garlic on a low flame. add chopped onions and saute till the onions are softened.

  4. add the chopped palak/spinach. stir and season with black pepper and salt.
  5. now add the besan or gram flour. stir well and pour 2 cups water.
  6. bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  7. add cumin powder and stir well.
  8. switch off the fire and let the palak soup mixture cool.

making spinach soup

  1. when the mixture's heat has reduced or has become warm, then blend with a hand blender or in a mixer till smooth. 

  2. remove the tej patta (indian bay leaf) while blending.

  3. check the seasoning and add some more salt or pepper if required.
  4. if the palak soup looks thick, then add 1/4 or 1/2 cup water and stir.
  5. keep the well blended palak soup back on the stove for simmering for 2-3 minutes.
  6. serve palak soup hot sprinkled with some freshly crushed black pepper or grated paneer, cheese or topped with some cream.

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preparation to make palak soup

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

palak soup recipe

2. then chop them and keep aside.

palak soup recipe

sauteing palak soup mixture

3. heat 1 to 1.5 tablespoon oil or butter in a sauce pan or kadai. add one tej patta (indian bay leaf) and saute for 2-3 seconds.

palak soup recipe

4. then add 2 to 3 chopped garlic. saute till the garlic is light browned or browned. don’t burn the garlic. fry the garlic on a low flame.

palak soup recipe

5. then add ¼ cup chopped onions.

palak soup recipe

6. saute till the onions are softened.

palak soup recipe

7. add 1.5 to 2 cups chopped palak (spinach).

palak soup recipe

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

palak soup recipe
9. now add 1 tablespoon besan or gram flour.

palak soup recipe

10. stir and mix well.

palak soup recipe

cooking palak soup mixture

11. pour 2 cups water.

palak soup recipe

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

palak soup recipe

13. add ¼ teaspoon cumin powder.

palak soup recipe

14. stir well.

palak soup recipe

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

palak soup recipe

16. remove the tej patta (indian bay leaf).

palak soup recipe

making spinach soup

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

palak soup recipe

18. check the seasoning and add some more salt or black pepper powder (kali mirch powder), if required.

palak soup recipe

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

palak soup recipe

20. keep the well blended palak soup back on the stove for simmering for 2-3 minutes.

palak soup recipe

21. serve palak 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

dassana
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having 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 trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 🙂

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

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

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

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

  9. Fantastic soup Dassana! Healthy and tasty – a hard combination to find. 🙂

    • thanks priya

  10. Very good soup!! I just loved it

    • thanks garima 🙂

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