Creamy Spinach and Singhara (Water Chestnut) Soup

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This soup is a staple in my home. It’s hearty and comforting. The coconut milk gives it a subtle sweetness and also helps to thicken it.


SERVES 2, MAKES 1400 ml

Soup Base

• ½ kg spinach
• 3 cups water
• ¾ cup singhara (water chestnuts) peeled and thinly sliced

• 2½ teaspoons rock salt
• ½ teaspoon black pepper
• ½ cup coconut milk


• microgreens (optional)
• mary gold petals (optional)

Substitution In case singhara is not available, use potato.


Prepare coconut milk.


1. Place the spinach and water in a pan. Heat on a low flame till the spinach is soft (about 15 minutes).
2. Puree this mixture using a hand blender, till smooth.
3. Pour this blended mixture through a sieve to get any stalks out.
4. Keep the blended mixture back on the stove, on a low flame. Add the thinly sliced singhara and keep on a low flame for about 3 minutes.
5. Turn off the heat and add salt and pepper.
6. Right before serving, add the coconut milk to your soup and stir well.
7. Garnish with microgreens (optional) and serve. Do not re-heat the soup after adding coconut milk.

  1. Nutrient-Rich: Spinach is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, promoting overall health and well-being.
  2. Immune Boosting: The combination of spinach and singhara provides a boost of immune-supportive nutrients like vitamin C and iron.
  3. Digestive Health: Singhara is rich in fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting gut health.
  4. Low-Calorie: With minimal added fats and oils, this soup is a low-calorie option suitable for weight-conscious individuals.
  5. Hydration: With water as its base and the addition of coconut milk, this soup helps keep you hydrated, especially during fasting.
  6. Gluten-Free: Naturally gluten-free, this soup can be enjoyed by those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
  7. Vegan-Friendly: Completely plant-based, this soup is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, offering a nutritious and satisfying meal option.
  8. Quick and Easy: Simple preparation steps make this soup a convenient option for busy weeknights or as a quick meal during Ramadan.
  9. Heart Health: Spinach contains heart-healthy nutrients like potassium and magnesium, supporting cardiovascular health.
  10. Anti-Inflammatory: The combination of spinach, singhara, and coconut milk provides anti-inflammatory properties, aiding in reducing inflammation in the body.

Nutritional Value per Serving (approximate):

  • Calories: 150
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 5g

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