At times, I really feel the best way to live is to be oblivious to the weaknesses of our loved ones. How much ever we love them, as much as they excite us, they tend to push us down too. We all go through this phase where we get bogged down by how our close ones behave to us. It may make us so low that we feel we wouldn’t want to be with them at all. But is that the right way? I have gone through this so many times and even though I end up feeling bitter, I always feel that forgiving them and pushing such incidents to the deep recesses of the mind is the only way to move forward. Or else we would only be making ourselves feel worse. It is not that I forgive that easy, but when I go to think of it later, I always wish I would have reacted differently to situations so that it wouldn’t have worsened. Having said that, it only pushes the fact that a lot in life is already pre-written.
Colder days are coming, Alhamdulillah. Even though it is warm during the afternoons, I absolutely love the way the mornings and evenings feel these days. It feels nice to be out rather than inside the home! And definitely the days to have more warm soups are coming! I love any sort of peas so would definitely love soups made of them as well. This green peas soup is so comforting and filling, that you do not need anything to go with it for dinner. Off to the recipe…
Green Peas Soup
- 1 1/2 cup dry green peas soaked overnight and drained
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 small pc ginger pounded
- 4 cloves garlic pounded
- 1 small onion minced
- 1 pack seasoning chicken stock cubes
- 3 cups water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Coriander leaves for garnish
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Splutter cumin seeds. Fry the bay leaf briefly.
- Add the ginger and garlic and fry for a couple of minutes till the raw smell is gone.
- Add the onion and cook till soft. Now add the water, seasoning and green peas.
- Close the lid and cook for three whistles or till the peas get well cooked. Switch off and allow the pressure to go by itself.
- Take out the bay leaf. Puree the mixture using a hand blender till smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy warm!
- You can use frozen peas as well. Only thing is that boil till soft instead of cooking in pressure cooker.
- You can replace the seasoning powder with 1/2 tsp garam masala powder.