Paneer and Spinach Soup

Paneer and Spinach Soup

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The protein-packed paneer and spinach soup is a meal in a bowl! generous use of moong dal, paneer and spinach make it extremely nourishing and filling, while the onion and pepper bring in their soothing yet sharp flavours.

Paneer and Spinach Soup recipe - How to make Paneer and Spinach Soup

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1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 1” x 1/4” thin long strips
1 cup finely chopped spinach (palak)
2 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
2 tsp butter
salt and freshly ground black peppercorns (kalimirch) to taste

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the paneer and gently sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the paneer is light brown in colour. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the moong dal, spinach, onions and 5 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the dal is cooked. Keep aside to cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth purée and strain it using a strainer.
  4. Transfer the purée to the same pan, add the salt, pepper and paneer pieces, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy153 cal
Protein7.1 g
Carbohydrates9.4 g
Fiber1.1 g
Fat9.7 g
Cholesterol3.8 mg
Sodium25 mg


Paneer and Spinach Soup
 on 11 Feb 19 09:15 PM

is the dal nutrition sustained even after straining it.....or we can seperately boil the moong dal and add it to d soup without straining?....waiting for the reply
Tarla Dalal
14 Feb 19 03:31 PM
   Hello, Instead of boiling the dal separately, we would suggest making the recipe as per the above-mentioned recipe and do not to strain it.
Paneer and Spinach Soup
 on 11 Mar 15 03:13 PM

This soup is so light, with a mild dal taste, and lightly sauteed cheesy paneer. Just too good.
Paneer And Dal Soup
 on 13 Jun 12 09:18 AM

This is mainly a delicious rich Palak soup with a bit of moong dal and a few paneer pieces. To make it healthier, don't fry the paneer and cook in olive oil instead.