Finally, we have come to the end of this month long A-Z mega Blogging Marathon! Its so hard to believe that its over.So many months of preparations and expectations and now this is the last post in this series!

I did learn a lot of things this month. A lot of new recipes, food stuffs and techniques were showcased by a strong group of 25+ bloggers!

So for the final recipe in this series, I have this filling and healthy soup.Once again this is from one of the treasures I picked up in an shop that sold used books. The book is –Fusion Food-Vegetarian Special by Komal Taneja . I have posted a review here and I had written that this was one the recipes that I sounded interesting and that I would try it out soon. I have already posted the Italian Bhel Puri Salad from this book for the letter ‘I’ in this A-Z marathon..

Z- Zensen Soup
Theme – International / Fusion

I used:

Spinach leaves- a small bunch,cleaned and roughly chopped
Baby corn-6 pieces,cut into 2″ pieces
Spring onions- 5 stalks,chopped
Cabbage-3 leaves, finely chopped
Tomato -1 , large, blanched and chopped
Oregano-1/4 teaspoon
Corn flour- 1 tablespoon dissolved in a little water
Freshly ground peppercorns to taste
Salt to taste
Butter-1 tablespoon

Fresh cream to garnish

Melt butter in a pan and
saute the spring onions, green and white, for a couple of minutes. Add the
vegetables including tomato and saute for 2 minutes. Then add the spinach and
stir well.
Dissolve the seasoning
cube in water and add to the pan. Bring to boil and reduce the heat .Simmer
till the vegetables are cooked.
Add the corn flour
mixture and stir well. Simmer for a couple of minutes till it thickens 
Season with oregano and
pepper and remove from heat.

Serve in bowls garnished
with a swirl of fresh cream…..


  •    I did
    not add salt to the soup. I felt the taste was right , maybe because of the
    seasoning cube. This addition of seasoning cube is not there in the original

Take a look at the Blogging Marathon page to check out what my friends are cooking in this A- Z series…

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Previously in this series… 
A – Azuki Bean Brownies – Baked
B – Butterfly Pea Flower Drink – Misc. / Thai
C – Congyou Bailuobosi – International / Chinese
D – Dates Cake – Eggless / No milk / No butter!!! – Baked
E – Elaneer Payasam [Tender coconut Kheer] – Regional / Kongunad cuisine
F – Falooda – Ice cream Falooda And Kulfi Falooda – Regional / N.Indian
G– Gatte Ka Pulao – Regional / Rajastani Cuisine
H– Huo Guo – Misc/ Non Food Post / Restaurant Review
I – Italian Bhel Puri Salad – International / Fusion
J – Jui Cai Bing / Chinese Scallion Pancakes  – International / Chinese
K – Kiri bhat and Chilli Sambal – International / Sri Lanka
LLeprechaun Shake / Shamrock Shake – Misc
M – Mysore Rasam – Regional / Karnataka

N – Nannari Sherbet – Regional / Tamil Nadu
O – Olo Kobi Bhaja – Regional / Odisa

P – Pirandai Thuvaiyal – Misc / Condiments
Q Qahwa Arabaia / Arabian Coffee – International
R– Ragi cupcakes – Baked
S– Savory Semolina – Vegetable Bake – Baked
T Thoodhuvalai Rasam / Herbal Rasam – Misc
U – Undrallu Sundal and Undrallu Payasam/ Ammini Kozhukkatai & Paal Kozhukattai – Regional / Tamil Nadu/ Andra
V – Vetrilai Poondu Sadham with Nelikkai Pachadi /  Betel leaf Garlic Rice with Gooseberry in Yogurt Sauce
W- Wonton Noodle Soup – International / Chinese
X– Xi Fan – Conjee/ Porridge / International / Chinese
YYangmei – Bay Berry – Misc/ Non Recipe Food Post


18 thoughts on “Zensen Soup With Spinach and Vegetables”

  1. Another interesting soup …healthy with a lovely name…It hasbeenon a great experience reading your recipes…specially the Chinese ones…loved this marathon and thanks for sharing your experiences.

  2. That's one wholesome soup and I have enjoyed each and every one of your posts this edition as well PJ. The best part being the background details and information you always give for your posts..that's so much work and efforts!..thank you for making this series a great success…

  3. PJ, I loved all the posts in this BM. You gave us a virtual tour of China and introduced so many new ways of using herbs in our daily cooking. Great efforts and totally loved it 🙂

  4. PJ I must say I really enjoyed my tour of China and native herbs. You are amazing. Thanks for making me open my mind to what may be growing in my garden. I enjoyed the entire series with you.

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