Creamy Pea Soup with Pepper and Cilantro

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Pea is a versatile green vegetable that can be used in different forms. Today's soup base is formed with green peas combined with generous amount of cilantro. I'll strongly advice to avoid use of canned peas for this soup. When used in generous amount, peas can leave a sweet taste which can be balanced with peppers. You can also use mint leaves in place of cilantro. One can also add some spinach leaves to this soup base to add more flavor. If you decide to add both spinach and mint leaves, reduce the amount of mint to half. This soup should be consumed hot and on the same day as the refrigerated version tastes completely different. Let's make this green, delicious and creamy soup right now!

Creamy Pea Soup with Pepper and Cilantro
Creamy Pea Soup with Pepper and Cilantro
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Flavorful pea and cilantro soup bowl

This unique and colorful soup can be prepared in a few easy steps which are made with fresh peas and pungent cilantro puree giving it a creamy texture.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5

Ingredients:
  • 400 gm peas
  • bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • pinch of black pepper powder
  • 2 green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (mashed)
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Soak peas overnight in cold water.
  2. Drain all the water in the morning and cook in pressure cooker for about 5 minutes with 1 liter of water.
  3. Blend cooked peas into a smooth paste.
  4. Wash cilantro leaves and blend them too into a fine paste. Keep aside.
  5. Heat olive oil in a deep frying pan.
  6. Add mashed garlic and tomato puree.
  7. Saute for about 2 minutes on a high flame.
  8. Add chopped green chilies and stir fry for one more minute.
  9. Add peas and cilantro paste with vegetable stock.
  10. Mix it well with the spatula and cover the lid.
  11. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes on a low flame.
  12. Add cream, salt and black pepper powder.
  13. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  14. Garnish with fresh cream on top and serve hot.

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