Indian Split Pea Soup Recipe

Indian Split Pea Soup Recipes

Ingredients :

8 oz yellow split peas

2.25 pints water

1/2 tsp turmeric

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 fresh green chili, deseeded and finely chopped

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1/2 small cucumber

3 spring onions

3 fl oz natural yogurt

salt and pepper

mint leaves, to garnish

Method :
  1. Pick over the yellow split peas to remove any grit, then wash under running cold water and drain them in a colander.
  2. Place the drained split peas in a large saucepan with the water and turmeric and bring to the boil.
  3. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer very gently for 75 - 90 minutes until cooked and tender.
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Tip the split peas and their liquid into a food processor or blender.
  6. Add the lemon juice, chili, cumin and coriander seeds and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Process until smooth, if the soup is a little too thick, thin it down with water or more lemon juice.
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerates until required.
  9. Dice the cucumber and slice the spring onions just before serving.
  10. Swirl the yogurt into the chilled soup and serve garnished with the cucumber, spring onions and mint.

Serves 4

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