Spiced Spinach Soup with Cottage Cheese Croutons Recipe

 
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Spiced Spinach Soup with Cottage Cheese Croutons
How to make Spiced Spinach Soup with Cottage Cheese Croutons
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Vicky whips up the good old spinach soup with an aromatic tempering and chaat masala flavored cottage cheese croutons.

Ingredients of Spiced Spinach Soup with Cottage Cheese Croutons

  • 1 Tbsp Mustard oil
  • 1 Medium White onion, chopped
  • 1 bulb Fennel
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger (minced)
  • 6-7 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Green chilly, chopped
  • 1 Cup Red lentils, blanched
  • 1 Litre Vegetable stock
  • 1 Bunch Sorrel or khatta leaves, small
  • 1 Bunch Spinach, large
  • 1 Bunch Dill leaves, small
  • 1/2 Cup Methi/fenugreek leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 Bunch Methi/fenugreek sprouts
  • 1/2 Cup Cottage cheese (cubed and roasted in the oven with a pinch of chaat masala)

How to Make Spiced Spinach Soup with Cottage Cheese Croutons

  • 1.Heat up some mustard oil to smoking point, splash a few drops of salted water to get the mustard oil in true form to cook. It takes away a lot of the strong flavors n bitterness of the oil.
  • 2.Add the mustard seeds, green chillies, ginger, mustard seeds as they crackle, add the turmeric powder followed by curry leaves and chopped onion and chopped fennel.
  • 3.This is an aromatic tempering for the soup.
  • 4.Cut the cottage cheese into cubes. Put in a tray and season with garam masala, salt, pepper and olive oil. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 180 C.
  • 5.Add the soaked lentils and the vegetable stock and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes till the lentils and the veggies are soft.
  • 6.You can then add the washed and chopped spinach, dill and methi.
  • 7.Season to taste and simmer for not more than a minute or so.
  • 8.Once it is cooked add some ice and blend into a chilled soup.
  • 9.Ladle the hearty soup into large bowls/glasses and serve with crispy chaat masala flavored cottage cheese croutons.
Key Ingredients: Mustard oil, White onion, Fennel, Ginger (minced), Curry leaves, Turmeric powder, Mustard seeds, Green chilly, Red lentils, Vegetable stock, Sorrel or khatta leaves, Spinach, Dill leaves, Methi/fenugreek leaves, Fresh coriander leaves, Methi/fenugreek sprouts, Cottage cheese (cubed and roasted in the oven with a pinch of chaat masala)

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