Caldo Verde

This week we will take you through the second state in #foodtalesofindia - Goa. Goa is known for its most amazing beaches and is one of the most popular vacation spots in India. But beyond its beaches lies its rich food culture. Goa is a former Portuguese province and so a lot of it’s food exhibits the Portuguese influence. Caldo Verde which in portuguese means green broth is a medley of potatoe,colard greens like kale and spinach, salt and milk. It’s perfect for a cold night I am sure you will love it.
Ingredients - 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 celery sticks chopped finely - 1 peeled and finely chopped onion
- 4 garlic cloves - 1 1/2 lbs of yukon gold potatoes, boiled and peeled
- 4 cups of finely chopped kale
- 2 cups spinach finely chopped - 8 cups vegetable broth ( I made my own but you can find a low sodium one in any store)
- 2 green chilies cut into half - salt and pepper to taste
- smoked paprika - 1/4 cup milk ( add almond milk for no dairy)
- 6 quart heavy bottom soup pot
Method - Take the heavy bottom pot. Add oil to it. Add garlic, onions and celery. Sauté it until soft. Now in a saucepan, add vegetable broth and put some green chilies and bring it to a boil. Add potatoes to the heavy bottom pot and sauté it well. Add the vegetable broth. Strain it if you don’t want the chilies. Bring it to a boil. Add kale and spinach to this mix. Boil it for atleast 3-4 mins. With a mixer, mix all the ingredients well. Add salt, pepper and paprika according to your taste. Boil it for some more time. Add milk and some spinach leaves. Boil it well till it is a little thick. Your creamy-rich soup is ready. Serve it hot 😃 Tuck yourself in a cozy blanket and watch your favorite movie 🎥 enjoy! #goanfood#caldoverde #portuguesesoup