Thursday, August 25, 2011

Misha's Indian Spinach Soup

This recipe came from my son's friend, Misha, who is from India. I have discovered that all of her recipes are superb!

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped                    
1 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon crushed red cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 lb. frozen chopped spinach, thawed  (or use about 3 large bunches of fresh spinach, washed with stems removed)

Heat oil over medium heat.  Add cumin seeds and fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.   Add onion, ginger, and tomato.   Saute' about 5 minutes on medium heat.  Add turmeric, red cayenne flakes, and salt.  Saute' 1 minute.  Add spinach and cook for 5 - 8 minutes.  Remove soup from heat.  Puree contents till smooth. 

Servings per recipe: 4
Serving Size: 1 1/2  cups (approx)                                    
Calories: 88
Total Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol:0 mg
Sodium: 294 mg
Total Carbs: 12 g
Dietary Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 4 g

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