Tuesday, July 1, 2014

GREEN PEAS & MINT SOUP

GREEN PEAS & MINT SOUP

Winter time means soup time. There's nothing like a hot soup of soup to warm you during the winter evenings. Apart from being tasty, soups can be made using good-for-health vegetables.

One person of whom I am a big fan is the late Tarlaji Dalal, sadly no more now. She was fond of experimenting and I learnt from her that there's no harm in trying new dishes with different combinations of the same old vegetables. Here's a lovely soup, adapted from her website,  called, "Green Peas & Mint Soup" This is from her "Healthy Heart" series of recipes.

We loved the intermingling flavour of the mint along with the more conventional green peas. I used frozen peas which I had in stock.

The soup was excellent and I would most certainly recommend this to you.




Ingredients:
  • Fresh Green Peas, 3/4 cup * I used frozen peas
  • Oil, 1 tsp
  • Onions, chopped, 1/4 cup
  • Garlic, finely chopped, 1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • Cornflour, 1 and 1/2 tsp, dissolved in 1 tbsp. of water
  • Mint leaves, finely chopped, 1 tbsp.
Method:

In a kadhai, heat oil and when it gets hot, add the chopped onions and saute for half a minute on medium flame
Add the finely chopped garlic and saute for a few seconds
Next add the green peas and 2 cups of water and  mix well
Cook on medium flame stirring from time to time for about 5 minutes
Transfer to a bowl and allow it to cool
In a mixer, blend this to a smooth puree
Transfer the puree to the kadhai, add cornflour dissolved in water, salt, black pepper and finely chopped mint leaves
Mix well and cook on medium flame for about 2 minutes stirring from time to time
Pour into individual soup bowls and serve hot,