A rich creamy soup, with spinach and mushrooms. Cloves in this recipe helps when someone has a sour throat or a running nose. Serve it hot with toasted bread.

Cloves are know for its Medicinal Purposes but if had in large amounts it could be Toxic too.

Toxicity - Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clove
Large amounts should be avoided in pregnancy. Cloves can be irritating to the gastrointestinal tract, and should be avoided by people with gastric ulcers, colitis, or irritable bowel syndrome. In overdoses, cloves can cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Severe cases can lead to changes in liver function, dyspnea, loss of consciousness, hallucination, and even death. The internal use of the essential oil should be restricted to 3 drops per day for an adult as excessive use can cause severe kidney damage.

This is my contribution to the Think Spice - Think Cloves event hosted by Gretchen Noelle of Canela & Comino.

This is my contribution to the No Croutons Required event hosted by Lisa from Lisa's Kitchen.



Ingredients

1 cup button mushrooms, chopped
1/2 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
5 cloves
1/4 cup Cream (optional)
1/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Water
salt and pepper to taste

Grind to a paste, using as little water as you can.

1/2 bunch spinach
2 cloves garlic
1/4 inch ginger
1/2 onion
1 green chili

Method


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add the cloves.

  2. Add the garlic and onions. Cook till the onions are brown on the sides.

  3. Add the mushrooms, cook for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the ground Spinach Paste. Cook for another 5 minutes till the water dries up and oil separates.

  5. Add Milk, cream and water. Bring it to a boil. (Add water to the consistency you want)

  6. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

11 comments:

Dhivya said...

great entry!love any dish which has mushroom init

Pooja said...

this is nice soup recipe Medhaa.
btwm your pics of soup is not prperly visible i think due to its width.Can you place it at some other place in post ?

ranji said...

thats a great info for cloves...nice entry!!!

Medhaa said...

Divya, Ranji : Thank you so much

Pooja : Thank you I have changed the way the pictures looked, not sure why it was ok on my side but maybe I have the resolution of my monitor to a higher value.

Homecooked said...

Great Entry....the soup looks wonderful!!!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great soup! I love the idea of infusing the oil with the cloves! Wonderful contribution! Thanks for your participation!

Cham said...

Nice entry with soup, look awesome

SMN said...

Nice entry for the event and great shots too!

Lisa said...

Thanks for this delicious soup. I like that it includes spinach too!

Medhaa said...

Homecooked - Thank you

Gretchen Noelle - My pleasure, thank you.

Cham - thank you

SMN - Thank you

Lisa - Your Welcome, Was planning to make a spinach soup, had some mushrooms so popped them in and they went really well.

Pearlsofeast said...

Hi medha, The soup looks too good. I am going to try out soon.

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