Sunday, 3 February 2013

Green Peas and Sweet Corn soup-quick, simple and zero oil

"It [soup] breathes reassurance, it offers consolation; after a weary day it promotes sociability...There is nothing like a bowl of hot soup, it's wisp of aromatic steam teasing the nostrils into quivering anticipation." 
Louis P. DeGouy, Waldorf-Astoria chef, The Soup Book (1949) 

What is about winter that makes you want good food, comfort and a cozy chatty time with your loved ones? Winter exuberates warmth. Winter makes you want to come back home soon for that lovely bowl of soup. A bowl of soup that is like a kind friend who soothes your cold body and nourishes you.
I spent most of the winter scared of trying my cold hands on making soup though I had planned and bookmarked many. In fact, I took the timid way out and had packet soups!! Can you believe, a food blogger having ready made soups!! Only after you make your first bowl of soup, will you understand how easy, fresh and yummy a homemade soup can be. I must admit that I had another greedy excuse...Sayantani who blogs from the very famous blog A Homemaker's Diary is holding an amazing giveaway. For sharing a winter warmer recipe, a winner will be randomly chosen and will receive a gift voucher of Rs 1500 from Cuponation
This soup was a very hurried attempt and may I say turned out amazingly well. It is one of the easiest, no fuss, healthy and no oil soup. It combines winters two most amazing produce-green peas and sweet corns. Another great bit about this soup is the use of whole wheat flour used to combine and thicken the soup.

Recipe Source: adapted from Tarla Dalal
Ingredients: serves 2
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup boiled sweet corn, crushed coarsely
  • 1/2 medium sized onion, roughly chopped
  • 3-4 garlic pods, roughly chopped
  • 1 small green chilly, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour/atta
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper powder to taste

Take peas, onion, garlic, green chilly and whole wheat flour in a pressure cooker. Add salt and pepper to taste and add 1/2 cup water. Let it cook for two whistles and remove from heat. Allow steam to escape on its own. 
Meanwhile, crush the sweet corns roughly in a mixer.
With a hand blender, blend the peas mixture in the pressure cooker. Strain the mixture to get a smooth consistency.
Take a deep pan and add the pea mixture. Cook on medium flame for few minutes. Add the crushed sweet corns and mix well. Add water to adjust the consistency of the soup. Bring the soup to a boil and adjust the seasoning to your liking.
Serve with a small dollop of cream and a sprinkle of red chilli and black pepper powder.

Sending this recipe to A homemaker's diary giveaway sponsored by Cuponation  
to Food corner-cook like a celebrity 
and Winter food in 30 mins

Happy Soup making and enjoying


  1. Very healthy and filling soup....

  2. Creamy soup, and zero oil implies a must try

  3. Delicious and healthy soup, good for any day.

  4. This soup looks delicious! I would love a bowl.

  5. Healthy, easy , delicious looking and colorful. i cannot say "no" to this Amrita, will try this soon

  6. A simple and a nice soup Amrita :)

  7. Looks great and I love the fact it is quick and has zero oil. I used to have canned mushroom soup too, but once I've had the homemade stuff, I never wanted to eat canned stuff ever again :P

  8. Zero oil...that's wow....well done and a very healthy soup....nice...

  9. Peas and corns are great for everything... in soup, yum!

  10. nice combination,sure it is delicious n healthy...
    thanks a lot for sending it to my event...

  11. I rarely make soups here - but this looks very tempting :)

  12. Comforting soup and love to have sip..Why don't you link to the event happening at my space..

    Dish In 30 Minutes - Soups & Salad

  13. very for this weather..peas and corns are just popping out of the screen!!love the clicks and the recipe!!

  14. Looks divine!!! Nice presentation ;)love to follow u..

  15. Hi Amrita, your comfort soup look so good. Love how you present the corn and green pea in spoon.

    Have a wonderful week ahead, regards.



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