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Palak Shorba ~ Spinach Soup – II

I have posted a recipe for spinach soup earlier, but this is a milder, quicker version, and made differently.

Quicker because I have vegan stock in my freezer all the time and I make sure I have at least a glass of coconut milk stocked in my fridge every other day. All I need to do then, is mix them in with pureed spinach and a tasty soup is all set to be drunk. Yes drunk, not sipped like soup. It is easier to serve my children in a steel tumbler as it reduces the risk of getting spilt and saves me from cleaning up afterwards. Oh yes! A mom needs to think all this if she has to get to work in time or maintain a calm state of mind after returning from work.

The recipe is almost the same as the pumpkin soup, made about the same time too.

Recipe: Vegan Spinach Soup

Ingredients:
Vegan soup stock – 1 cup
First thick extract of coconut milk – 1 cup
Spinach – 1 big bunch (Picked and rinsed well in many changes of water till it runs clear)
Water – 1/2 cup
Salt and pepper as per taste
Coconut cream (optional)

Method:

Heat water to boiling and immerse the spinach leaves without stalks. Cover for a few minutes till the leaves wilt. About five minutes at the most.

Cool and puree using a blender along with the water. Add the coconut milk and stock.

Warm the soup stirring all the while. Adjust salt as per taste.

I serve pepper separately. You may garnish the soup with a drizzle of coconut cream or olive oil. I never pair coconut milk and garlic in the same dish. For me, the flavours clash but again, that’s me. If you are fine with that you could add a pod of roasted garlic while blending or a throw in some roasted flakes later.

I like one or two slivers of roasted almond floating around. It is a surprise element in my soups.

If you find the soup thick you could always dilute with a mix of stock and milk in equal proportions.

Serving suggestions:
Any bread would pair well with a soup. Please look up my recipe list to make a choice. I end up drinking my soup even before I take a bite of bread sticks or whatever, unless it is really hot and I like my soup just warm except when its Winter.

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Harini is a vegan food photographer, writer and recipe developer. She also loves feeding birds, reading, watching crime thrillers, and travelling amongst other things.

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  • Shifa Firoz

    soup looks soo good.. slurrrrrrpppp!!!

  • Khaugiri

    Luv the vegan version of palak shorba … will try it now:)

  • Priti

    Looks so perfect…bookmarked it dear..

  • jayasree

    Seeing your vegan soups, I am liking the idea of coconut milk in soups…

  • Mints!

    This is a nice soup. I have never used coconut milk in spinach soup before. I'm sure it tasted great.

    Like you also like to serve soups is cups instead of bowls.

  • Parita

    Coconut milk and spinach, now that sounds a nice combo, i love mildly flavored soups and this is just perfect for me!

  • ?peachkins?

    wow! You make it more delicious with the presentation..

    blowing peachkisses
    The Peach Kitchen
    peach and things

  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Love the beautiful color of that soup, there is a soup event in the weekly event on my blog, check the details and send this one for that 🙂

  • Sharmilee! :)

    Healthy and tasty soup…perfect for this weather

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