Feb 12, 2010

Spinach mung bean soup!!

Dieting is not about starving,but its about eating the right food. Right food implies low fat, less calories and a healthy meal. I have seen so many blogs which focusses on healthy food which inspired me to do the same. Recently Srivalli has been writing on diet food and has been giving a lot of tips on this issue.And then Usha has also been hosting a event on healthy soups. She has been posting a lot of healthy and delicious soups in her blog, when I realized that I have been neglecting soups from our diet.Soup has been such a rare thing at my place. But now, I have plans to include this in my menu on a regular basis.
So thats when I made this one for dinner yesterday which was quite filling, delicious and healthy with the lentil and greens.
spinach mung bean soupIngredients-
Spinach- a bunch
Mung bean- 1/2 cup
Ginger- 1' Crushed
garlic- 2-3 cloves crushed
Butter- 1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Pepper- 1tsp
Milk- 1cup

Wash the spinach leaves properly and chop them fine. Cook the spinach along with a cup of water till it wilts. Cool, reserve the water used for boiling and puree the spinach in a blender.
Soak mung beans for 2-3 hours and cook in a pressure cooker till it turns soft.
Now melt the butter in a pan. Add the ginger and garlic paste. Saute for a minute and add the cooked mung beans and the spinach puree. Add the reserved water. Add more water if its too thick. Add salt and pepper and boil for around 5 minutes. Add the milk to thicken the soup and cook for further 4-5 minutes. Add some cream before serving if you wish . Serve warm with some toasted bread.
This one goes to Usha of veg inspirations who is hosting an event on healthy soups.
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