Winter Pea Pods Soup
A Favourite Season for most of us staying in the not so cold countries.
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 Pea Pods & Sweet Potatoes….
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 Pea Pods Soup with Sweet Potato
|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|
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 to cool.
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 !!
As always …
Be Happy & Thankful!
May you have a blessed 2020🌹