Goan Caldo Verde (Potato and Spinach Soup)

Goan Caldo Verde

You might be wondering what is this dish. It is a Goan Famous Soup Caldo Verde. It is a hearty Potato and Spinach Soup. 

I made this Soup for breakfast today. A very creamy, subtle flavoured Soup. A meal by itself. Very soothing and nice to taste. You can serve the Soup by itself or serve it with toasted bread. I did not add butter, instead I have used olive oil.

Make this Soup for parties or get togethers. I am sure that all your guests will enjoy it thoroughly and compliment you. Happy Soup Making. 

In Portuguese Caldo is Broth ( Soup ) and Verde is Green Colour.

Ingredients

Boiled and peeled potato( grated ) – 2 cups

Chopped spinach – 1 cup

Finely minced onion – 1

Finely minced garlic – 6 flakes

Boiled milk – 1 and 1/4 cups

Vegetable stock or water – 1 cup

Vegetable stock cubes – 2 ( I have used Maggi  Vegetable Stock Cubes )

Salt to taste

Cumin seed powder( jeera powder ) – 1/2 teaspoon

White pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Maida – 1 teaspoon ( Heaped )

Olive oil – 3 tablespoons

Topping

Boiled green peas – little (optional)

Goan Caldo Verde topped with some boiled green peas.

Method

Heat a pan. Add the olive oil. Keep the flame on sim. First, add the minced garlic. Sauté on sim flame till light golden. Next,  add the minced onion. Sauté on sim flame till light golden. Add the chopped spinach. Add the grated potatoes. Sauté on sim flame for 3 minutes. Add the maida, salt to taste. Sauté on sim flame for 3 minutes. Add the boiled milk, stock water , crumbled stock cubes. Mix well. Allow the Soup to boil. It will thicken. Add the white pepper powder and jeera powder.  Mix. Switch off the stove. Serve hot topped with boiled green peas.

Chef’s Tips

1) Since the stock cubes have salt, add the salt carefully.

2) Try to retain the colour of the spinach.

3) Can also add butter while sautéing onion and garlic instead of olive oil.

 

 

 

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