This fish balls and spinach soup is simple, refreshing and healthy which can be cooked especially on hot days.
2 large onions, quartered
3 cloves garlic
6 1/2 cups of water
1 cube vegetable stock
1 teaspoon garam masala
20g bean thread noodles, soaked in hot water
A bunch of spinach, cut in 3 parts
1 large carrot, halved
2 medium tomatoes,quartered
3 large potatoes, quartered
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 cup oil
1/2 kg Mackerel fillet, skin removed
2 red chilies,chopped
1 teaspoon cornflour
1 stalk spring onion, thinly chopped
Mix all the fish ball ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mash till paste combines together with clean hands and season well. Make medium size balls with wet hands so the paste won't stick to your hand. Place fish balls onto a clean plate and put it a side till needed.
Blend onion, garlic and 1/2 cup water in an electric mixer till smooth. Heat oil in large pot on medium high heat, add the puree mixture once oil is hot and stir till fragrant for 10 minutes.
Add 6 cup water and stock,bring to boil for 15 minutes. Season well and add garam masala, and light soya sauce.
Throw in the carrot and potatoes and let it simmer for another 15 minutes. Add bean thread noodles and fish balls slowly one by one.
Finally add the spinach stir slowly on low heat for a good 15 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice or even enjoy it on it's own.
recipe and image : nam's makan time