Pea & Mint Soup

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I have missed my peas terribly. Fresh peas were never available in Malaysia and I have a grudge against frozen ones. Don’t ask me why. It is a grudge, it is not supposed to be based on cold logic and reasonable arguments. Since they are my favorite and I could not have them for the longest time, I have been buying peas in Bangalore almost daily and adding it to every dish I make. The latest in that list is this peas and mint soup which captures the peas flavour beautifully while enhancing it with the freshness of mint and tangy-ness of the lemon.

Serves 2

Recipe adapted from here

WHAT WE NEED

Spring onion                    1 bunch

Potato, medium              1

Garlic clove                      1

Vegetable stock               500 ml

Shelled peas                     120 gms

Mint leaves, chopped    4 tbsp

Sugar                                   1 tsp

Lemon juice                      1 tbsp

Buttermilk                        2-3 tbsp

Salt & Pepper

 

WHAT TO DO

  • Chop the spring onions. Peel and dice the potato and garlic.
  • Add them along with the vegetable stock to a large saucepan
  • Let it come to a boil and then simmer for 10-12 minutes or till the potatoes are completely cooked
  • Set aside few peas for garnish. Add the rest to the saucepan
  • Simmer for 4-5 minutes. Any more time can take away the vibrant green of the peas
  • Add mint leaves, lemon juice and sugar and mix well
  • Let cool slightly and then blend into a smooth puree
  • Stir in 2 tbsp buttermilk and add salt & pepper
  • Put it back on the gas on simmer. Heat it without getting it to boil else the buttermilk will curdle.
  • Cook the peas set aside for garnish for 5 minutes in hot water
  • Serve hot garnished with the peas and balance buttermilk
  • Enjoy!

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This is my post for the September Mega Marathon under the theme – Soups.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks so vibrant and attractive!

  2. srividhya says:

    wow butter milk in soup? Never tried that.. this sounds very interesting. Thanks for the share.

  3. Creamy and colourful soup. Looks so tasty..

  4. Priya Suresh says:

    Extremely delicious soup and the colour of this soup looks catchy.

  5. Wonderful soup and very flavorful with the addition of mint.

  6. Kalyani says:

    beautifully made – with that fresh and vibrant soup 🙂

    and now I am Jealous u live in bangalore – a city I miss a lot :(((

  7. usha says:

    Even I don’t like frozen peas and miss fresh ones a lot. Nice setting and love that blue printed plates.

  8. Suma Gandlur says:

    Flavorful and vibrantly coloful. Your mention of Bangalore in your posts is making me all nostalgic as Kalyani mentioned. It is a place I always call home irrespective of where I live.

  9. You and I are certainly peas in a pod. I too love green peas much to both my kid’s disgust. They believe I buy them to make their lives miserable. Thi sis one soup I have not tried on them…

  10. Adding mint to pea soup takes it to a whole new level. Loved this one!

  11. Pavani says:

    Mint and Peas is such a classic combination. Soup looks lovely.

  12. cookingwithsapana says:

    Yummy looking pea soup.

  13. Very pretty green, never added buttermilk to soup before, this looks interesting! 🙂

  14. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Wow I love that green look and I am sure this soup must have been so filling!

  15. Megala says:

    I like all your soups very much. Thanks!

    1. Sowmya:) says:

      Thank you so much. Glad you dropped by to visit my blog

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