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.

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Spinach mung bean soup!! Yum
  1. 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.
  2. Soak mung beans for 2-3 hours and cook in a pressure cooker till it turns soft.
  3. 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.
Recipe Notes

This one goes to Usha of veg inspirations who is hosting an event on healthy soups.

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31 thoughts on “Spinach mung bean soup!!”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

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