September 19, 2016

Corn Spinach Soup | Easy Soups for kids | Gluten Free, Vegan dishes

Week 4 of Cooking Carnival.

This perhaps was the MOST difficult week for me to settle on a theme. I had scheduled 3 dishes of another theme already for this week, and then for the umpteenth time, changed the theme ! Whew - talk about indecisiveness !!

When it came to ever changing themes, this week took the cake  (although thats not the theme)

But am not complaining.I had to re-do some of the dishes to suit this week's theme : Soups for Kids.
 My kids got to taste some rather unusual and some favourite soups, and I got to click them at leisure.





For one whole week of cooking these, I made one extra portion for myself (ahem! the blog) and here they are presented during this week. Hope you enjoy the spread :)

The elder one is a great fan of soups, and I dont mind a bowl of these myself as long as someone else makes it (in my case, I had to make it for myself :-)) .So the elder kid and me dug into these, while the little one ate the croutons and some soups, and particularly enjoyed one soup (featured later in the week)




Corn is great on fibre, and spinach is ... well (supported by Popeye) , we have been told its great on Vit. A. All in all, a great warm soup to dig in on a rainy / autumn / wintery day.

Actually everyday, coz soups are so filling ! Let's see how to make these..

Corn and Spinach Soup - Vegan, Gluten Free soup

Prep time : 15 mins , Cook time : 15 mins ; serves : 3

Ingredients:
  • Whole corn (on the cob)  - 1 large
  • Spinach (fresh) - 10-12 leaves
  • Moong dal (split green gram) - 4 TBSP 
  • Onion - 1 medium (I used the white, sweet variety)
  • Garlic - 2 pods (large)
  • Salt , pepper - to taste
  • Oil / butter - 1 tsp (sub butter with olive oil for a vegan version)
Method:
  1. Scrape down the kernels of the corn. In a pressure cooker / pressure pan, add the kernels, moong dal, 1 medium onion (diced), 2 pods of garlic and 3 cups of water. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and switch off.
  2. Meanwhile, chiffonade the spinach. In a non stick pan, add 1 tsp butter, add the spinach and saute well. Add a dash of salt and reserve aside. 
  3. In the same pan, add  the onions and saute well till they turn pink. Add a dash of salt and crushed black pepper and saute.
  4. Now make a puree of the pressure cooked veggies along with the water. Add this to the sauteed onions, adjust salt and seasoning. Let it simmer on very low flame for 3-4 mins till done. The pureed corn willl make it creamy and will thicken on cooling too.  
  5. Now add the sauteed spinach on top and serve immediately.




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19 comments:

  1. That is one creamy soup and the addition of moong and spinach definitely ups the nutritionAL value.

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  2. The soup looks very creamy and the green is making it look very attractive . The addition of moong daal in corn soup is new and great .

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  3. I didn't except moong but the soup is creamy. Nice presentation and lighting in the photos

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  4. For soups, even I have started adding moong dhal as it gives a nice creamy texture. Your version of corn soup looks amazing..

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  5. This is one such creamy and delicious soup.Moong and spinach makes this soup healthy and filling..

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  6. This is one such creamy and delicious soup.Moong and spinach makes this soup healthy and filling..

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  7. Wow! Kalyani, This is one soup which my kids will love to have in the evenings. Bookmarked.

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  8. I am up for corn soup anytime. creamy and delicious. adding spinach is a great idea.

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  9. A bowl of this corn soup will definitely makes some hungry tummy happy, interesting addition of spinach.

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  10. Soups for kids is a wonderful theme Kalyani. Corn and Spinach soup looks inviting. Looking forward to all the yummy kids-friendly soups.

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  11. What a creamy and delicious soup that is. Love the addition of spinach in it.

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  12. delicous and creamy. Love the addition of moong daal. Bookmarking it.

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  13. Adding spinach to a corn soup sounds like a great idea! Going to use this really soon :)

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  14. I can imagine how tough it must be to pick up this theme. Left to me, I would never..:)..Your bowl looks so creamy and inviting though..

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  15. Corn and spinach usually end up as sandwich filling at home. Love the soup version!

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  16. So creamy and tasty looking corn soup and spinach really adds a nice flavor.

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  17. good that your elder one loves soups...i am not a soup person myself but both the boys love it to the core..i have start experimenting the varieties, your soup looks like an easy one with ready available ingredeints, love the bowl picture on the top

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  18. Corn is definitely one vegetable that kids love. Love this recipe!

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  19. Yum kalyani, looks creamy, love the addition of spinach on top, apart from adding some iron, it also adds a nice contrast to the yellow goodness!!! :)

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Cheers
Kalyani

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