Sunday, January 27, 2008

Split Pea Curry Soup

Split Pea Curry Soup

Bay area has been soaking in heavy rains past one week, which is much awaited and wanted. With this soak we officially are out of drought danger. Watching the rain fall is a beautiful sight, cozing up with a comfy comforter and doing nothing is just an priceless moment.

Split pea soup is a comfort soup ,satisfies your soul and warms up your body like no other, a perfect compliment to the current weather.With all the veggies added this is a chunky and a very hearty and healthy soup.

All the ingredients for today's soup were brought from the farmers market ,shopping in farmers market with rain pouring like cats and dogs is a different experience and a sure Kodak moment for me.

Ingredients ( this makes for about 6-8 cups)
2 cups split peas (green vatana) soaked over night and pressure cooked till tender
2 big garlic chopped roughly
1/2 cup leeks chopped finely
1 onion chopped into cubes
1/2 cup green onions
1/2 cup of carrot cut into fine cubes
1/2 cup potatoes cut into small cubes
2 tbsp fresh ground black pepper
salt according to taste
1 tbsp curry powder

Process
1. In a big soup pot add a tbsp of butter and a tbsp of olive oil add garlic and onion.
2. saute till onion turns a little brown , add leeks, G.onion, carrot, potato.
3. Add about a cup of water and allow the vegetables to cook( I use the water from cooked peas)
4. Add boiled split peas,salt,curry powder and pepper and allow to boil for 5 minutes.
5. Use a blender and blend the soup into a chunky consistency.

Serve hot with a slice of french bread/garlic toast. Top with green onions.

Sending this entry to Susan of Well Seasoned Cook for her My Legume Love Affair

Monday, January 21, 2008

Bay Area Indian Food Bloogers Meet

Dear Readers,

Shankari of Stream of Consciousness.. and few others have decided to host a bay area Indian food bloogers meet.
If you would like to be a part please email Shankari at indianfood.cooking@gmail.com.

From Shankari's blog .....


A few of us got thinking and decided it is time we all meet face to face and get to know one another. So here is a good opportunity if you live in the Bay Area.Please email me if you will attend this event.
Date: February 16thTime: 12:30pmVenue: San Jose or Fremont

Plan:
Once we decide on how many of us can make it, each of us choose a recipe from another blogger we will be meeting and bring that to our party. Agenda - Meet fellow bloggers - Eat Food & talk food and nothing more!Please bring canned food with you that we will donate to the local food bank.See you soon!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Wishing all my family, friends, fellow bloggers and readers a Very Very Happy New Year. Hope this year brings lots of luck and peace.

 
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