Green Peas Soup

 

 

Who doesn’t love green peas? And what better way than to make use of its rich fiber content by making a soup of it. I usually add green peas to many dishes – Cabbage stir fry, Aloo Kurma, Keema Mutter, Vegetable Pulav to name a few.

 

This recipe is loosely adapted from one awe-inspiring blog 101cookbooks.

 

Prep + Cooking time: 25 mins

Serves: 2

 

Recipe:

 

– Green Peas – 2 cups – fresh/frozen

– Onions – 1/2

– Green Chillies – 1

– Cloves – 2

– Bay leaf – 1

– Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

– Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

– Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)

– Salt – 1 tsp or to taste

– Coriander/Cilantro – for garnish

 

1. In a cooking pot, heat about 2 tsps of oil. Add cumin seeds, cloves and bay leaf. Saute for a couple of minutes. When the cumin seeds splutter add chopped onions and green chillies. Saute until onions are translucent.

2. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Saute for a couple of minutes.

3. Add green peas to the pot now. Add a cup of water and let it simmer for about 4 to 5 minutes.

 

 

4. Remove from stove, let it cool down a little and remove the bay leaf and cloves. Then blend smoothly in a blender.

5. Depending on your desired consistency, add more water or blend longer.

6. Garnish with coriander leaves and some more peas.

 

 

I served it with whole wheat bread croutons (dry toasted in a pan on stove) and it tasted great. You can as well serve with paneer/cheese crumbs.

 

 

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