Monday, August 18, 2014

Green Peas & Mint Soup

This is a tasty and a thick soup using peas, mint leaves and potato.
No. of servings – 2
Green peas – 1 cup (120 ml)
Mint –  20-25 leaves
Potato – 1 small size, sliced or finely chopped
Onion – 1 small size (cut into long and thin pieces)
Vegetable Stock  – 3 cups (water can be used in case stock is not available)
Butter – 1 tablespoon
Garlic – 2 or 3 cloves (optional)
Milk – 1/2 cup
Cream (optional)
Salt to taste
White pepper powder – 1/4 teaspoon
1) Heat butter in a pan, add the onion and garlic. Sauté this till onion becomes transparent and soft.
2) Add the potato slices and mint leaves, and pour the vegetable stock. Boil this till potato becomes soft, and then add the green peas. Boil this for about 5-6 minutes till peas become soft.
3) Once the vegetables are cooked, remove from heat, cool the vegetable mixture and strain. The excess stock/water should be retained for the soup later. Puree the mixture using a little stock .
4) Now comes the last step – mix the puree with the remaining stock and milk, and bring this to a boil. Add salt and white pepper powder. And your yummy soup is ready!
Note: Cream can be added for garnish.