This one’s a wild soup !!

There is nothing like a bowl of creamy soup and some crusty garlic bread for a satisfying meal at night.

Warning: This dish can get as get your taste buds cracking in joy :) So you can reduce the spices to your requirement.

To be honest, I just happen to experiment with the leftovers items I already had at home, and it turned out superb.

A note to the vegetarians, this is a completely vegetarian dish. That’s right, just leave out the prawns and substitute it with anything, example  fried cottage cheese (paneer).

Here we go:

Butter 2 tbsp
Ghee (desi is better) 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Garlic 4 cloves
Green Chilles 2 (if the chilles are spicy just use 1)
Asafoetida (Hing) 2 pinch
Milk 1/2 cup
salt as per taste
Onions 2
Tomato 2 (add 3 if you want a little more gravy)
Spinach 250g
Whole Black pepper 12
Prawns (I used Tiger prawns) 8 pcs
Mushrooms 8 pcs
Fresh cream 100 g

 

  1. Wash the spinach thoroughly -> chop into large chunks –> put in pot of boiling water for 2 mins max. Drain the water into a bowl and keep spinach aside.
  2. Crush garlic cloves. Cut green chilies. Chop into large chunks: Onions & tomato.
  3. Heat butter in a wok -> add whole black pepper & a pinch on hing and mix for 10secs.
  4. Add the crushed garlic & chilies -> cook for 20secs.
  5. Add the onion and cook till light golden brown.
  6. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3-4mins.
  7. Add the spinach and cook for 5mins. Keep stirring the mixture to avoid burning of spinach as it will result in a bitter taste. After 5mins let the mixture cool.
  8. In a mixer, blend the above mixture and keep adding the spinach water (from step 1) till you get a smooth mixture.
  9. Heat another saucepan with ghee (I used desi ghee, love the smell).
  10. When ghee is hot, add the cumin seeds & a pinch of hing and immediately add the puree and put on the saucepan-lid and let it cook for 2min. This process helps retain the hing and cumin seed smell.
  11. After the first boil, add salt to taste.
  12. Then add the prawns, mushrooms & milk (mixed with 1/4 cup of spinach water). Let it cook for 5-6mins. Add water if it gets thick
  13. Add fresh cream and cook for 20secs; take of gas.

Thats its !!

Enjoy your delicious, simple & spicy soup :D

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2 responses »

  1. Sanchari says:

    Damn it, Rohit. At this rate, you will be getting all kinds of shaadi proposals! I bet your mom would glow with joy :P

    Loving your recipes :)

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