Palak ka Soup
This is a quick and easy soup to make in a microwave.
200 gm. spinach or Palak, washed and roughly chopped
1 tbsp. butter
2 level tbsp. corn flour, fine variety
1/2 cup full cream milk (not skimmed)
1/2 cup tomato juice, fresh or bottled
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. cream for each bowl
Microwave cook cleaned spinach leaves for 2-3 minutes, on high (covered).
Place in a blender, along with tomato juice and liquidize/blend. Keep aside.
Place butter in a microwave suitable cooking dish and cook in a microwave, for 20 seconds, on high.
Add and mix cornflower with the melted butter and microwave again for 1 minute on high. Transfer to a large bowl and add spinach and tomato juice mix from step 2.
Season with salt and black pepper and stir well.
Cover and microwave for 5 minutes on high. If you don’t cover, it will splash all over the microwave.
Add milk and heat through.
If it looks too thick, add a little more boiling water, mix well.
Dish out into soup bowls. Top with 1 teaspoon cream to each bowl, gently swirl it with a fork and serve hot, with fresh bread.
You can add a little chilli powder or chopped green chillies or chilli sauce if you wish.
Also see Soup Selection.