Saturday, March 28, 2009
Amrita's Homemade Tomato Spinach Soup
A wonderful lady and follower of my blog, posted this recipe on her site , YESU GARDEN, and she was kind enough to share it with all of us!
This comes all the way from INDIA!!!
Then travel to India via the internet and tell her how much you like it!
Homemade Tomato Spinach Soup
2 cups of washed and roughly chopped fresh spinach
or 1 can of spinach
4 or 5 medium size fresh tomatoes or you can use a can of
tomatoes (I don 't know what's available in the US)
You can add other vegetables too, like chopped up carrots
( peeled) cabbage, peeled and chopped bottle gourd, its like zucchini , or any other soup friendly veggie you like.
If you want to make a non-veg soup - substitute the veggies with chicken or beef broth.
1 medium sized onion sliced
3 or 4 cloves of garlic minced (I like to use more)
a dash of thyme ( according to your liking)
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
Tip everything into a saucepan with a cup of water and boil for 10 minutes. on medium heat. If you are using broth there is no need for water.
I use a pressure cooker, its faster and saves gas.
Strain the liquid into a fresh pan and press the vegetable or meat through a fine sieve with a large spoon so all all the soup is nicely squeezed out.You can add some mashed up pulp to make the soup thick.
According to the quantity of the soup , if you like you can add a cube of chicken or beef bouillon. You can garnish it with fresh cilantro. Serve hot with garlic bread.
Hope your readers can try this. its really simple. Try to use fresh ingredients if possible.--
Amrita from India