Thursday, March 12, 2009

Spinach N Dal Soup - Say Green

Spinach is a rich source of iron..A good many green vegetables contain less than 1 mg of iron for an equivalent serving. Hence spinach does contain a relatively high level of iron for a vegetable..There are three basic varieties of spinach: Savory Spinach, which is dark green in color and has curly leaves. It is sold in bunches and is commonly referred to as Bloomsdale. Flat or Smooth Leaf Spinach, has as the name suggests flat, broad and smooth textured leaves. These leaves are easier to clean than savory spinach. It is generally canned or frozen and is commonly used in processed foods. Semi-Savory Spinach has a similar texture to that of savory, however, it is easier to clean. Spinach are low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol. It is also a good source of niacin and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese...Spinach may be boiled, or steamed and may be combined with other foods or eaten on its own. Creamed spinach and lasagna are popular dishes that use sources of spinach. I prepared this dal soup with spinach n moongdal , they will ressemble slightly as we do for paruppu kadaiyal..its such a healthy dish everyone at home loved it..


2cups Spinach (chopped)
1/4cup Split moongdal
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
3nos Garlic cloves(crushed)
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2tsp Cumin seed powder
1/2tsp Nutmeg powder
2tsp Butter
Few Cumin Seeds
2tbsp Cream (low fat) r1/4cup Milk

Heat two cups of water n add the washed moongdal with chopped onion pieces, chopped tomato pieces n crushed garlic cloves together, once they get cooked add the chopped spinach leaves..cook everything together for a while..add finally pepper powder, cumin seed powder, nutmeg powder n cream, bring them to boil n put off the stove.... Blend everything with a hand blender, if u need the soup watery, can add enough water as per ur need..

Heat the butter, add few cumin seeds n let them splutters, add immediately to the soup n serve hot with toasted bread!!!!

21 comments:

Lisa said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds wonderful! Thanks for participating in NCR.

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds and looks good Priya, enjoy! :)

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

That sure looks delicious, Priya. And healthy. Great recipe.

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

love spinach in any form..makes everything healthy..love the green color too

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a healthy and filling soup...delicious.

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

healthy soup..sounds good priya!!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Very creamy and healthy!

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

Go Green! looks delicious Priya!

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

Nice inviting color..Nice recipe..

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

nice tempting green colour..very healthy too!

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy soup..Nice color..

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy one priya. looks delicious.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

so beautiful color and perfect entry priya

Purva Desai said... Reply To This Comment

Protein and Iron packed soup, sounds healthy and delicious.
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Sukanya said... Reply To This Comment

I love the look of this Spinach N Dal soup, so nutritious and healthy. Love the click.

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and healthy recipe,Priya

SMN said... Reply To This Comment

loved the combi..

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

colorful and nutritious !!

Sudhagar said... Reply To This Comment

hey Priya when you are gonna cook all this...send me through courier..i wanna taste all those

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks very delicious Priya. Today it'a cold here. Can I have that bowl?

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

tempting. the jeera on top of it makes it even more tempting :)