Friday, 7 March 2014

#15 Cheesy Pea Soup

This is the recipe that changed Varun's opinion on soup. He always imagined soup to be fiddly and nothing to rave about. This soup is nothing like that. It is a meal in itself. Cheesy, peasy, wholesome deliciousness in a bowl. 

You need peas, cheese, water, garlic, red chili powder and salt for this scrumptious soup. You can use either frozen or fresh peas. Parmesan cheese would be really delicious, but even regular processed cheese works!

The first step is to throw your peas, water, garlic and chili powder into a saucepot. You boil this on a medium heat till the peas are softened and cooked through. The proportion of peas to water is 3:1. The easiest way to measure is to fill your mug 3/4 with peas and top it up with water. You can easily multiply this recipe. Pour your cooked peas (water and all) into a food processor. Top it off with some grated cheese; and grind till the soup is quite smooth and creamy.

  • 3/4 cup Peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled
  • 50g Cheese, grated
  • Salt
Add the peas, water, garlic and chili powder to a saucepan and boil till the peas are softened.

Pour the mixture into a blender and top off with the cheese. Grind till smooth. Add salt to taste.

If the soup is still hot you can pour it directly into your bowl/mug. If it's cold then give it a boil and then enjoy!