Its the green pea season here in India and i m trying to make the best out of. I ll soon be posting on how to freeze green peas for the rest of the year. But in the meanwhile, i thought, why not share some of the recipes that i always make when the season is in. When i first heard of fresh green pea soup recipe , i was not even sure how it would taste. Heck, i was not even welcome to the idea. To this date, i dont know what changed my mind. Something did and oh boy! its defiinitely for the good. Because this soup is all sweet, spicy, zesty and tangy all at once. Its such a flavor burst and makes for a lovely drink even on hot days. You just have to chill it. That s all. While the pea season still lasts, enjoy some of this soup.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Allergy Info: Vegan, Gluten free, Soy free and Nut free
Course: Accompaniment, Starters
Fresh shelled green peas 2 c
Onion 1 large chopped finely
Spring onion stalks 2 chopped finely
Grated ginger 1 tsp
Lemon zest ¼ tsp
Mint leaves 10
Flat headed parsley leaves 2 tablespoon chopped finely
Basil leaves 3 chopped finely
White pepper powder 1 tsp
Sugar ½ tsp
Cornflour 1 tbsp
Water 1 c
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Mint leaves a few
Frozen peas will not work for this. So dont even attempt this soup with frozen peas. You wont have the flavors of fresh peas in that version.
You can use any oil in place of olive oil. Even coconut oil will work well.
This soup can be served hot or cold. Either ways, lemon juice must be added only before serving.
In a small pressure cooker, heat olive oil and tip in the chopped onions, spring onions and ginger.
Saute till onion turns translucent.
Now, add the peas and lemon zest and ¾ c water along with salt and sugar.
Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles until peas turn tender.
Once pressure subsides, remove off heat and throw in the mint, parsley and basil.
Using a hand blender, blend the mixture to a smooth paste.
Mix 1 tablespoon corn flour with the remaining water until smooth and add to the mixture.
Return the cooker to the stove and cook on medium flame for about 1 min.
Season with pepper and salt.
Squeeze lemon juice and garnish with mint leaves just before serving.