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
Cream-1tsp(optional)

Method-
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.

31 comments:

Padhu said...

Soup looks yummy! Perfect for this season
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Priya said...

Soup looks vibrant and catchy, love the combination of spinach and mung, sounds interesting Sowmya..

jayasree said...

Good idea to add moong bean to spinach soup.. Delicious protien packed soup.

Rachana Kothari said...

A vrey nutritious and delicious Soup!

Jagruti said...

Soup looks yum and tasty..:)) very healthy..

Tina said...

Nice combination dear...Soup sounds healthy and delicious...

Asha said...

In fact I dislike the word "diet". We should make it lifestyle to eat less than what we need, specially if we are overwt, like half portion on smaller plates and make it healthy if we can. I think it's okay to have something fried or Burgers or Pizzas once in a while because depriving something we like makes us crazy thinking about it all the time!! :D

Soup is wonderful, greens are yummy in any form. Good one.

ruchikacooks said...

Packs a protein punch with the mung beans..Lovely color.

Priya Narasimhan said...

looks very healthy and tasty too..i too don't make soups..but all these lovely soup recipes tempt me to try..

Cham said...

The soup is filling one! Love the color!

Siddhi S said...

wow sowmya, very healthy n yummy soup...green colour is very invitng...nice recipe

AdukalaVishesham said...

looks perfect and filling...

Sanjana said...

I love spinach and mung bean soup. Yours is very similar to the one I have on my blog.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy healthy soup...

Sashi said...

Even i dont regularly include soups, soups looks healthy Sowmya !!!

Parita said...

Very healthy and fulfilling soup!

SriLekha said...

have never heard about this soup! soon give a try!

Laavanya said...

Soup looks really good -I'm game for it anytime esp. winter

Pari said...

Hi dear Sorry to miss out your posts, was quite unwell. But I read your posts now. The plum walnut cake I have bookmarked and the soup is what I need for my throat. Such a healthy mingle of ingredients.

Preety said...

Happy valentines Day

notyet100 said...

nice colour,looks healthy too...

DEESHA said...

nice soup .. I am really in mood for this

Usha said...

Thanks for your kind words. The soup looks fantastic, a great way to combine spinach with some protein! Thanks for sharing this soup with the Healthy Inspirations event...

simply.food said...

Healthy and delicious.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Healthy and a tasty looking soup!!! Nice color!!!

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Shama Nagarajan said...

awesome soup...delicious

Suparna said...

hey sowmya,
Moong and greens are a great match when in terms of healthy food! u've cooked up a wonderful soup!!
TC

RAKS KITCHEN said...

That looks so appetizing! Nice recipe!

Rachel said...

A bowl of healthy goodness.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

healthy soup. the combo is new to me.

Jagruti said...

Healthy and delicious soup!!

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