The Fall Soup Series #2 Oriental Split Pea Soup

Hello my beautiful Friends,

let’s welcome November with another delicious recipe, the second-to be exact-in my fall soup series. This split pea soup was inspired by my adoration for oriental spices. It’s probably because I was introduced to middle eastern cuisine at a very young age due to my family ties in Jordan and Saudi Arabia and to tell the truth…I’m absolutely in love with the flavours and colours they use and if we don’t take the traditional desserts into count then we end up with a pretty healthy and tasty diet.

This dish is really cheap, and ridiculously easy to make. I like to have this when I want to substitute regular carbs with something that’s more healthy, keeps me warm and makes me feel satisfied without the unnecessary guilt I’d feel after eating a whole pepperoni pizza… 😀 (sounds familiar?)

If you want to know how to make this recipe read on.

What you need:

-dry split peas (it’s about 250 g)

-3 tbsp of olive oil

-1 onion

-1 tsp of garam masala spice mix

-salt and pepper to taste

What you do:

Soak your split peas in water overnight.

Chop your onions, rinse your split peas and run them under cold water.

Fry your chopped onions with the olive oil until transparent, and add the garam masala. Make sure to turn down the heat to medium-you don’t want to burn your spices.

Add as much water as it just covers the split peas and let it simmer for about 45 minutes.

When your split peas are starting to fall apart go ahead and remove it from heat and pure it all up with a food processor.

You’ll find that this thing absorbs water really fast and you obviously don’t want want to end up with a hummus-like texture but you can do that if you like it, by all means. To avoid this overwhelming thickness, add some more water or veggie broth if you have it in your country (or you can make your own too 🙂 ).

Serve it with some extra virgin olive oil and freshly ground pepper. Don’t forget to spritz some lemon juice too because it’s heavenly!

I hope you’ll try this recipe, I’ll be back soon with the third part of my soup series so stay tuned and stay warm! 🙂

Love and hugs,

fatimapanka

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