How to make Palak Shorba -

A spiced up delicious, nutritious spinach soup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक), Lemon juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Soups

Palak Shorba

Palak Shorba Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Shorba Recipe

  • Spinach 2 bunches

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Black cardamoms 2

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Break the stems of the spinach leaves and blanch in plenty of water. Drain and refresh in cold water. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaves, cinnamon, black cardamoms, cloves, black peppercorns and sauté for a minute.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds and when they begin to change colour, add onion and sauté for two minutes. Put the blanched spinach leaves in a blender and blend with some water. Add ginger to the pan and sauté.

Step 3

Add some refined flour and stir. Add spinach puree and enough water to correct the consistency. Add salt and bring the mixture to a boil. Add garam masala powder and lemon juice. Mix and strain. Serve piping hot. You can also serve with a dash of cream.

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