"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.
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