Winter is a Favourite Season for most of us staying in the not so cold countries. Tomato, peapod soup are preffered food during this season.
Mumbai Winter has always been special for me. First, because it’s not so humid, it’s very pleasant & above all the Fresh, Super Green food produce.
Winter is the time when you love having warm food which is hugely comforting to each one of us. A Soup can be a perfect meal for a cold night!
One such Winter Produce that we all love are the Garden Peas ( Matar, Vatana ) that are available in plenty & at a much lower price too. So, this is the season when most of us store them in the freezer for the year-round & they stay amazing.
But when we shell the Peas, most of us tend to throw away the pea pods but are you aware that these winter pea pods store a wealth of nutrition?
They are high on Calcium, Minerals & loads of benefits for the body. But you have to choose the really soft & green ones to cook with them.
I have made different kinds of soups, salads & curries using these Winter fresh Pea Pods & believe me, they are so sweet. In fact, you can even just blanch them & sauté a little in oil, flavour with your favourite seasoning & you have a side dish ready in a jiffy.
But today I am going to share my most loved Soup Recipe made with Winter Peapod soup & Sweet Potatoes soup.
Sweet Potatoes have a natural ability to cream & thicken the soup, so you don’t need to add any cream or white sauce to thicken it & it’s so much more Healthier for everyone including my Diabetic friends.
Here’s, the Winter Special Recipe for my Winter Peapod Soup with Sweet Potato
Peapod Soup Ingredients
|1||Winter Pea Pods||1/4 kg|
|2||olive oil||2 tsp|
|6||cloves of garlic||3|
|7||Sautéed Peas for Garnish|
|8||Salt & Pepper to taste|
Peapod Soup Method
- Chop the vegetables in chunks.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Add the pea pods, garlic, onion, sweet potato & potato.
- Sauté for about 3 minutes.
- Now pressure cook the above with 3 cups of water ( you can add more later if you want a thinner consistency )
- Let it cook for three to four whistles.
- Allow cooling.
- Now blend the mixture in a blender very well.
- Strain the mixture through a sieve ( I like the bits & pieces so I don’t always sieve ).
- Lastly, add the salt & pepper to taste.
- Garnish with the Sautéed Peas
Serve hot with warm bread !!
Hope you love my first Recipe of 2020 !!
Be Happy & Thankful!
May you have a blessed 2020🌹