Friday, May 29, 2009

Spinach Celery Soup in Coconut Milk


Know What You Eat: Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A (70 percent of daily requirement), vitamin C (25 percent of daily requirement) and iron (20 percent of daily requirement). Spinach also provides vitamin K, which helps blood coagulate and which, along with calcium, vitamin D and phosphorous, is important for strong bones. Celery is a plant in the parsley family with edible roots, research has shown that celery contains blood pressure reducing properties. Celery contains active compounds called Pthalides which relax the muscles of the arteries that regulate blood pressure allowing these vessels to dilate. It is rich source of Vitamin C.

I hate to do shopping(grocery ) that too to stand in the line to pay for the items purchased when people come in with a big bunch of coupons to be sorted out, all the sorting is done at the cash counter making people wait. To get over it, i quickly graze through the magazines(especially the food related ones) kept near the billing counter. The bad part it sometimes you will be half done and your turn would have come. This is one of the recipe i came across but couldn't go through the whole recipe except the title, so i made my own by adding celery as i just love its flavor and it did turn out nice.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins

Serves : 4

Ingredients:

Spinach - 1 bunch (medium sized)
Celery - 1 1/2 cups(Chopped)
Coconut Milk - 1 can (120z)
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Salt
Pepper
Water
Oil - 2 tsp(i used coconut oil)

Method

1) Wash, rinse, drain and chop the spinach.
2) Wash the celery and chop into fine pieces.
3) Heat a pan, add 1 tsp of oil and then add the chopped spinach and celery pieces.
4) Saute till they are tender.
5) Let this cool and then transfer to a food processor and puree it adding enough water.
6) Now peel the ginger and cut into thin strips.(Always peel the ginger and use the inner part alone).
7) Heat 1 tsp of oil and once hot add the ginger strips and fry till you get a nice aroma.
8) Now add the pureed spinach and celery mixture and coconut milk and let this simmer for 10 minutes.
9) Add salt and pepper to taste and serve it hot with your favorite bread.

Event Participation:

This dish is our contribution to SWC- Cooking with greens event.


8 comments:

Parita said...

Wow fabulous combination of flavors..looks delicious

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! lovely soup ...looks yummy !

Uma said...

I also browse thru some magazines, when I wait for my turn to pay for the groceries, , but just randomly, not food related :)

Spinach and celery must have made a perfect combo for a soup. Looks so rich and yummy, not to mention healthy :) Love the color of that soup.

Purva Desai said...

Thanks for dropping by......this is one iron packed and healthy soup...

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Parita, Mangala, Uma and Purva for dropping by and for your comments.

Raaga said...

I made some garlic and coconut milk soup recently... loved the taste. I shall try this when spinach is in season... I love green soups somehow :)

Devi Meyyappan said...

you have an excellent blog full of healthy recipes!... very nice :)

Vernon "Vito" Johnston said...

Missed this version of Celery Spinach soup. I will use coconut milk next time. I may also add a potatoe. . . Vern

 
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