Curried split pea soup
It takes me so ridiculously long to post about things that I make that sometimes I have photos of food where I totally can't remember what it was. Just now I was preparing this post and got the photo ready then realized that it was a photo of a different soup. So I spent some time going through my cookbooks trying to figure out what soup that one was... Turns out it was a Tibetan lentil soup from Fresh at Home which was good but not as memorable as this curried split pea soup.
The split pea soup imposter - Tibetan lentil soup.
I don't think I've ever had split pea soup before or maybe never even had split peas. And what is a life if you have never tried split pea soup! I bought my split peas from the bulk section, you know the containers where you pull down the tab to fill your bag? I was delighted to see how green the split peas were. I just assumed split peas were always a yellowish colour because of the peas they put in the front of the container for display (which must be old). As I was grating the carrot into the soup before serving, I was wondering why I was doing it. E suggested that it was to mimic bits of ham. I know this isn't quite a traditional split pea soup but I really enjoyed it.
I'm getting married 1 month from today!!! (And still don't have a cake confirmed haha.)
If this sounds good, you might also like:
Thai Coconut Corn Stew
Greek Red Lentil Soup with Lemon, Rosemary and Feta Cheese
White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup
Hungarian Mushroom Soup
Curried Split Pea Soup
Adapted from Vegan with a Vengeance
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, cut into 1/4" dice (about 2 cups)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1 1/2 tsp salt
7 cups water
424 g dried split peas (original recipe called for 454 g, I didn't have enough)
In a stockpot, saute the onions in the olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, spices and salt. Saute for 2 more minutes.
Add the water and stir well. Add the split peas. Cover and bring to a boil.
Bring heat back down to medium; simmer for about an hour, until the peas are tender. Grate in the carrot and serve.