Spinach Spaghetti Pasta soup with Paneer recipe
Till date I have been unable to decide if I really like to cook or if I like to feed my loved ones more. Why this lingering doubt? Well if I really liked to cook, then I should love to cook all the time right, including when it comes to making something for myself? Naah! I hate cooking for myself and suddenly find myself to be one of the laziest bum around! I HATE it. Period. That's when I start wishing my dear mom was around to pamper me with her delicious food while I display my slothful tendencies :) Its time like these when I tend to think that I indeed enjoyed pampered childhood (which trust me I never did...but as I said as an afterthought it makes me think this way). To have warm food waiting all ready for me when I got home from work  in those days seems like a blessing to me now. I could just ask my mom to prepare some specific dish cos I was craving for it and find it waiting for me when I got home late at night tired and worn out. It was such a pick me up. Makes me so nostalgic and sad sometimes. Now if I crave something, I have no choice but to move my otiose backside to make it myself which makes "craving anything" not worth it!
Spinach Spaghetti Pasta soup with Paneer recipe
But a girl's got to eat - so when it comes to making lunches for myself in the middle of work (working from home SUCKS!), I tend to put its and bits together which give me the freedom to multitask. I started relying heavily on soups and salads for such times. This creation was a result of one such moment. Its immensely simple, quick and nutritious. I adapted this recipe from Giada of Food Network whose original included Chicken and lots of cheese. I left out the cheese since I was using Paneer to substitute Chicken with it and used Spinach Spaghetti instead of regular.
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • 3 cups vegetable stock/water
  • Juice from 1 large lemon (or as per taste)
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 carrot, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery, sliced
  • 1 small jalapeno, sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup - About 1-1/2 ounces spinach spaghetti, broken into small pieces
  • 3/4 - 1 cup cubed paneer
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • cilantro to garnish
1. In a saucepan, bring the stock, lemon juice, bay leaf to boil. Add the carrots, jalapeno, paneer and celery, simmer until tender.
2. Add the broken pasta and cook until the pasta is tender, for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove the bay leaf.
Season with salt and garnish with cilantro. Spinach Spaghetti Pasta soup with Paneer recipe

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By anushree on Nov 6, 2011

Dear DK i Make made this soup so many times, but had not clicked any pic of it. Did it last nite so im posting it today. The soup is awesome and everybody at home have become its super fan. But the only variation which i did is instead of spinach spaghetti i used normal wheat spaghetti and also added corns. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

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By Tejal on Aug 4, 2010

Didn't have spinach spagetti, so used the normal ones.. turned out yumm..Thanks for the recipe!


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By shilpy on Apr 16, 2012

hi, sounds like a great recipe. one query- when do u add the onions to it(since its mentioned in the ingredients)? is it a part of the stock or u r putting it separately? if separately, when do u add it? thanks!

By Hanisha on Mar 27, 2012

It was an absolute pleasure going thru ur site :) Was just wondering what kind of vegetable stock do u use ? Will the stock cubes give the same flavour as home-made stock :?:

I always use the stock I make at home - have never used the store bought stuff hence personally have no idea. But there is no specific recipe for vegetable stock that I use cos each week it differs based on the vegetables I have on that weekend. I make my stock with leftover veggies on the previous day of my grocery shopping. So there will def. be subtle change in flavors when the vegetables used are different :) --DK

By Preeti on Mar 3, 2011

Hi,Ho wdo we make vegetable stock.

By Mads on Aug 14, 2010

Seems like a simple and Yummy recipe. Should try it soon, proly tonite :)

By nishi on Aug 4, 2010

Loved the recipe. Just the right thing for a lonely gal's day :)

By Ruchi on Aug 3, 2010

Hey your thought, so mirror my thoughts of yesterday nite.. Was visiting mom for a day n as an after thought i so very much count my blessings..(yummy home cooked food by mom.. ready to eat)...

By Preeti on Aug 2, 2010

Quick and healthy soup

By PJ on Aug 2, 2010

Same pinch!I hate to cook for myself.A few days ago I posted a recipe similar to yours[made with forbidden rice noodles] which was prepared out of laziness to cook for myself.This soup looks so delicious and with paneer,its wholesome :)

By Anjana on Aug 2, 2010

Could you suggest a substitute for jalapeno ?

regular green chilli should work too...Jalapeno is just to add heat to the soup. You can add whatever you like to add the heat, if needed :)

By musical on Aug 2, 2010

That sliced jalapeno does it for me :). Love noodle soups, especially when they are sour and spicy ;).

By The Housewife on Aug 2, 2010

Just stumbled across your site! Love your recipe… I like light healthy food too and this sounds perfect!

By Indrani on Aug 2, 2010

It happens with me too dear..I am a lazy bump just like you when it comes to make something just for me...soup surely is delicious and nutritious..great recipe, DK..love to try

By Lubna Karim on Aug 2, 2010

Wow.....that's an comforting bowl of yummy soup.....

By Sanjeeta kk on Aug 2, 2010

Quick and easy dish to pamper ourselves.

By Divya Vikram on Aug 2, 2010

Looks like Miso! I agree I hate to cook for myself too. Will have to try adding soups in my lunch menu..

By pigpigscorner on Aug 2, 2010

Lovely flavours! I like the addition of paneer!

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By Madhavi on Aug 2, 2010

Lovely soup :)