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Spinach and Orange Soup

This soup is a very interesting combination of spinach and orange where actually the orange gives tangyness and nice twist to the usual spinach soup.
Main Dish
3 servings
5 min
20 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

3

For Spice bag:

Preparation

  • Wash the spinach properly and soak it in salted water for 8-10 minutes.Drain and chop them.
    Peel the outer skin from orange.Remove seeds,pith,skin and separate it into segments.
  • Crush the spices(mentioned under spice bag) lightly in a mortar and pestle and tie it in a muslin cloth to form a potli.
    Heat butter and fry onions and then add chopped spinach leaves.
  • Still till the leaves shrink and moisture is absorbed in reduced flame.
    Pour just enough water to cover,add orange segments,spice bag and cook for 7-8 minutes(do not cover it).You can even pressure cook the above mixture,but you will loose the lovely green color of spinach in that process.
  • Cool down and then discard the spice bag after squeezing well.Blend the spinach mixture into a smooth puree and then strain through a sieve if necessary.
  • Dilute it with required amount of water,if you like soups of medium thickness consistency, add little more water,So add water according to your desired consistency.
  • Add salt,sugar and pepper powder and reheat till the boiling point in reduced flame stirring in between.
    Pour hot in individual soup bowls and dot with whipped cream and sprinkle grated cheese over it.
  • Serve it hot with any accompaniments.


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