Spring is about renewal–of our bodies, personal connections, goals, dreams and of course, life!
With the arrival of spring it's a time to readjust, wake ourselves out of a slumber and reenergize our spirits. This is the perfect time to fill our body with all good things, give our butts a bit of a kick before the start of the summer season and give ourselves a mental ‘check in’ to see how we're feeling.
So try adding energy-boosting foods like broccoli, kale, green onions and coriander to your diet. These ingredients can easily toss into a curry broth for a delicious Spring booster. And for protein, throw in a handful of beans and a few cubes of paneer (Indian pressed cheese).
Normally paneer is enrobed in a delicious curry sauce to give its texture a lot of flavour, but it works beautifullly in this soup, where its texture is interesting enough to add some depth to an otherwise light and simple broth.
Give it a try and see how you feel.
Kale & Broccoli in Curried Broth with Paneer
Be good to yourself and enjoy the spring season with energizing good food like this green soup infused with curry masala!
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. Arvinda’s Curry Masala
1/4 broccoli, cut into florets
1/2 cup kale, chopped
10 cups vegetable stock OR 10 cups water and 2 vegetable stock cubes
1 cup navy beans, cooked
1/2 cup paneer, cubed
1/4 tsp. turmeric powder (optional)
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup coriander, chopped
Method: In a large pot, gently heat oil. Add onion and cook for a couple of minutes. Add Arvinda’s Curry Masala and mix. Add broccoli and kale and cook for another couple of minutes.
Add vegetable stock. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add turmeric powder, navy beans, paneer, green onions and coriander. Serves 6-8.