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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Spinach & Oats Soup

          A healthy and a nutritious soup of spinach and oats to help satiate your hunger. Full of proteins from the spinach and fibre from the oats, this concoction tastes yummy with some croutons. It is also a boon for weight watchers.

  • 2 bunches of spinach, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. oats
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp. butter / oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1" cinnamon
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder or to taste
  • 3 cups water / stock

          Heat butter in a pan and saute the bay leaves and cinnamon followed by the onion and garlic and fry till they are soft. 

          Add the spinach, oats, salt, pepper and 3 cups water / stock and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.

          When cool, discard the bay leaves and the cinnamon and blend into a puree. Just before serving, heat through and serve with a sprinkle of pepper powder. Have this hearty soup along with some croutons or bread sticks.

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