How to make Gajar Shorba With Crisp Spinach And Toasted Sesame - Carrot soup served with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and crispy fried spinach.

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Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Fresh spinach leaves (palak) (ताज़ा पालक)

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Soups

Gajar Shorba With Crisp Spinach And Toasted Sesame Recipe Card

Gajar Shorba With Crisp Spinach And Toasted Sesame

Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Gajar Shorba With Crisp Spinach And Toasted Sesame Recipe

  • Carrots grated 5 medium

  • Fresh spinach leaves (palak) shredded 2 cups

  • Sesame seeds (til) toasted 4 teaspoons

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 4 cloves

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Vegetable stock 4 cups

  • Potato boiled and mashed 1

  • Black peppercorns crushed 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Heat the butter in a pan, add cumin seeds and when they begin to change colour add garlic, ginger and carrots.

Step 2

Add one cup stock and cook till the carrots are soft. Remove from heat, cool and puree. Pour the puree into a pan and add the mashed potato, remaining stock, crushed peppercorns and salt.

Step 3

Cook, stirring continuously, till soup comes to a boil and is well blended. Pass the soup through a strainer.

Step 4

For crisp spinach, heat sufficient oil in a wok, add the spinach and deep fry till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Pour the soup into individual bowls, garnish with crisp spinach and sprinkle sesame seeds. Serve immediately.