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Golden Curried Pea Soup

Yield
Servings
Prep time
10 mins
Course
Soups
Special Diets
Vegetarian
Food Allergies
Gluten-free
Source
Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons

Description

Delicious comfort food--make it as spicy as you like!

Ingredients

2 Tvegetable oil
1 conion, chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
3 clvgarlic, minced, or to taste
8 cwater
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
1 lbyellow split peas, rinsed
1⁄2 craw brown rice or barley, rinsed
2 bay leaves
2 tcurry powder or to taste
1 tcumin seeds
1⁄2 tchili powder or to taste
1⁄2 tturmeric
1 Tfresh ginger, minced
  pnnutmeg
  salt and pepper to taste
8 ozplain yogurt, optional

Instructions

Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat until golden.Add garlic, ginger and spices and cook a minute or two. Add all the remaining ingredients except the salt and pepper. Bring to a rapid simmer, then lower the heat. Cover and simmer gently until the peas are mushy, about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. When the peas are done, adjust the consistency with more water as needed, then season with salt and pepper. Discard the bay leaves and serve, garnished with a dollop of plain yogurt if desired.

Notes

This soup thickens considerably as it stands; thin with additional water as needed and adjust the seasonings.