Monday, November 9, 2009

Simple Pea Soup (Dried Split Pea Soup With Barley)

This soup has only 7 ingredients but tastes awesome. A good soup to make when one does not want to chop, dice, or mince anything.

Makes 4 Servings


1 cup split peas (green or yellow)
1 small handful barley (about 1/8 cup)
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Ghee or Canola Oil
Freshly ground Black Pepper
1/2 to 1 tsp Cumin seeds, freshly crushed


Check peas for any debris or discolored beans. Combine barley and the cleaned peas and rinse well.

Place peas and barley with about 3 cups of water in a large pot and bring to a boil.

Stir in turmeric and salt to taste.

Turn down the heat and simmer partially covered until soft and creamy; add more boiling water to thin soup if you wish.

Heat a small pan with the ghee/oil and add a generous amount of freshly ground pepper and the coarsely ground cumin seeds; swirl and cook for a few seconds until fragrant.

Pour the aromatic ghee with the spices into the soup and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.

Serve hot with your favorite accompaniments including breads/muffins.

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