'Souper' supper - Simple Mushroom Soup

'Souper' supper - Simple Mushroom Soup

Dinner last night was a very light one in preparation for the inevitable hogging that happens on weekends. Whole wheat toasts dunked in some hot soup make a comforting meal, even if it is too hot here nowadays. Like most other stuff I post here, this one too is a quick meal made from a few ingredients. The mainstay as the name suggests is mushrooms - with some onions and spinach to add flavour and body to the recipe. Made thicker, this will serve as a nice sauce for pasta too.

Simple mushroom soup

Makes two large bowls

Time taken - Under 20 minutes

'Souper' supper - Simple Mushroom SoupDinner last night was a very light one in preparation for the inevitable hogging that happens on weekends. Whole wheat toasts dunked in some hot soup make a comforting meal, even if it is too hot here nowadays. Like most other stuff I post here, this one too is a quick meal made from a few ingredien...

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    Ingredients

    Olive oil
    1 tsp
    Garlic - peeled
    4 cloves
    Sliced onions
    1/2 cup
    Button mushrooms - cleaned, roughly sliced.
    200 grams
    Spinach leaves.
    1 cup
    Water.
    2 cups
    Dried oregano.
    1 tsp
    Red chilli powder.
    1/4 tsp
    Black pepper powder.
    1tsp
    Milk.
    1 cup
    Salt or to taste.
    1 tsp

    Steps

    1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker. Saute the garlic for 30 seconds. Add the onion slices and saute for 2-3 minutes. Next throw in mushroom slices and spinach and stir on high flame till spinach wilts. Add 2 cups water to this and pressure cook* for 5 minutes (keep on sim for 5 min after two whistles). Remove and cool. [You can make this in advance up to this point and keep in refrigerator for a quick supper after a long workday.
    2. Blend this to a chunky consistency once cooled. We like it this way, as it gives a lot of texture. Remove to a saucepan, bring to a simmer. Add seasonings. Check for salt. Add milk towards the end, bring it to a simmer once again. Remove from flame, serve hot with croutons or whole wheat toasts.

    Note:

    *If you don't use a pressure cooker, then boil the mushroom, onion and spinach with some water in a pan with a lid for around 10 minutes till mushrooms are soft.

    This makes a good low-fat, low-carb supper (minus the toasts of course) . But even with the bit of carbs, it is an excellent option for those who are looking at shedding some pounds.

    Another incredibly simple mushroom recipe coming your way soon!.

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