Sunday, February 13, 2011

Peas and Mint Soup

The climate is getting a bit better here, sunny but still slightly cold.  I'm sure that everyone would love to have a warm bowl of soup on a cold evening.  Well actually this one we had for our lunch.  Very rarely we take soup and bread for lunch in home, being born and brought up in South India, I always love to have rice and spicy curry for lunch.  Yes atleast one meal of my day has to be rice, otherwise my engine doesn't run.
    This is a type of soup which I like to have any time of the day, even for breakfast.  The method of preparation for this soup is general English style soup but quite thinner than the normal English style soup.  According to my understanding English style of soup are made with vegetables, potato, stock and cream, which is then pureed in a blender.  The body of the soup is generally a thick consistency, which is perfect with a crusty bread rolls.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
Green peas ( frozen thawed)- 450 g
Potato- 2 medium sized finely chopped
Onion- 1 medium sized  finely chopped
Garlic- 3 pods finely chopped
Vegetable stock- 500 ml
Fresh mint leaves- 2 stalk finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper- 1 tsp
Milk- 3 tbsp
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method:
Heat the oil in a pan, add chopped garlic, onion and potato sauté for 2 minutes .  Then add the chopped mint and saute for 1 minute.  Add the peas and stock.  Cover the pan and let it simmer for 5 minutes.  Add milk, salt and pepper.  Take it off from heat.  Let it cool down for 5 to 10 minutes, then puree it in a liquidizer.
  Return the mixture to the pan again and let it simmer for 5 minutes.  Take it off from heat, serve warm with crusty bread rolls.

This recipe goes to Souper Sundays and AWED-British hosted by Kaarasaram which was originally started by DK of Chef in You.

50 comments:

Plateful said...

I love the sound of this aromatic soup. And I can relate to you on the need for serving rice daily, same here!

Chanchal said...

Ahh..perfect for this winter..
RecipeRaaga

Now Serving said...

The soup looks delightful - love the color of it - YUM and slurp

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love soup for lunch. :) This one looks like a wonderful hearty meal for the cold weather we've been having.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love this pea soup. So fresh and tasty.

Rita said...

What a beautiful photo and that soup sounds really good and so original. Thank you for your visit.
Rita

schmetterlingwords said...

Peas and mint soup looks delicious and creamy... A very hearty soup indeed for this climate... :-)

savitha ramesh said...

very healthy and colorful soup.

G.Pavani said...

healthy n delicious soup..

Mina Joshi said...

This soup is perfect for the Cold English weather!!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Such a pretty soup--I would love to dip a crusty bread roll right in it.
;-) Thanks for sharing it at Souper Sundays this week.

Tammy said...

This soup sounds very nice. And I love the hint of fresh mint- it reminds me of the warmer weather.
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Soup looks too good. Already drooling .

Deepa
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asiya omar said...

looks new.delicious.

aipi said...

peas n mint is such a classic combo..lovely recipe n gorgeous looking soup..


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Smitha said...

perfect winter time soup!....love the flavors....
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yummychunklet said...

This is a great looking recipe and photo! I'm eager to try some salty/savory food after so much pre-Valentine's day sweets!

Miriam said...

What a beautiful soup! I love it already :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Rani acharyulu said...

Tasty and delicious soup.
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veena krishnakumar said...

The colour is so inviting.With so much of peas in freezer, i guess i should do this now:-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy soup..lovely presentation

Biny Anoop said...

wow sounds easy and gud

Sanjeeta kk said...

Would love to have this healthy soup any time. Lovely color.Have a great day ahead.

SuhaelAmrita said...

Can't wait to try it out this evening. Healthy, nutritious and at the read of it; sounds very relishing! :)

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Nammi said...

I rarely make soup :), but looks very comforting.

sharada said...

soup looks delish...love it a lot.

S.Menaga said...

Nice combo....perfect soup!!

The Foodie said...

I too can have soup any time of the day..yummy looking :)

Shobha said...

Delicious soup and lovely presentation.

Pari said...

Wow, the soup looks so good and inviting.



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Archana said...

Perfect. I wanted to make some soup today will do so in the evening(for one have all the ingredients from mint in the garden to peas in the fridge)!

Priti said...

Looks so gud and yum..I saw something similar in a cook book :)

Satya said...

Yummy looking soup ...

Prathima Rao said...

Aromatic & healthy soup!!!! Love the flavor of mint in it..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

CREATIVE MIND said...

wao..yuumy..the recipe is easy also..love it..i will try soon,Insha'Allah

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and greeny soup :)

Hema Mahen said...

Love the flavors and nice presentation....

Sarah Naveen said...

nice click..looks so healthy and yummy!!
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cook from doha said...

the soup looks delicious.....nd perfect for the weather,,

Paaka Shaale said...

Yummy soup and great recipe :)

Amritha Kalyani said...

love ur soup.. great color and flavor. i can live on soups. adding it to my list of soups.

divya said...

Wow..Simply amazing and healthy...

kothiyavunu.com said...

Healthy soup..sounds great, perfect for winter!

Padma said...

Perfect soup for this winter... nice combo... loved the color and also very aromatic.

Sweet Artichoke said...

This sounds like a delicious and creamy soup! Love peas!

Zareena said...

Mint and peas combination is perfect.
Soup looks yummy.

Ambreen said...

Wow...This sounds so healthy.Lovely color & beautiful picture!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Soup looks delicious and healthy too...
Nice clicks dear :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, it look so lovely. Beautiful color and I am sure refreshing too.

Amy said...

This sounds do good! I love soup.

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