Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spinach and carrot thick soup

I have kept a nurse for my baby since the past 5 days or so. Yashi doesn't like her yet but I am hoping she will get used to her and I will be able to soon come back to work.Office has shifted from Jayanagar to Bommannahalli and I feel as if my second home has shifted!!

The nurse, her name is Silvi, told me a recipe for spinach soup. I altered it a bit and made it some days back. Bangalore is rainy and gets a bit cold in the evening, just the right weather for a bowl of soup! and what could be better than home-made healthy soup?

The recipe- (serves 3)
2 cups spinach cleaned (1 fresh bunch is good)
2 carrots medium sized cleaned
2 tomatoes tops removed and cut in halves

Boil them with half a cup of water in a pressure cooker for one whistle. Let cool. Blend in a mixer for a couple of mins. Use some water if it gets too thick.

Before serving-
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp powdered mustard seeds (can use whole too)
1/2 cup milk

Heat a wok, add ghee and add mustard seeds. Pour the blended mix in and add milk. Bring to a boil. Serve in 3-4 bowls, along with toasted bread or soup-sticks.

Before serving- youc an skip the ghee etc and just add some fresh cream or butter and can serve with poached egg and toast for breakfast too!

I am sending this to Mina's Healthy meals for kids events.

Also check Srivalli’s blog for Kid's Delight post