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                               GREEN PEA SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            African
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       ea           Onion, chopped
    2       tb           Oil
      1/2   ts           Ginger, grated
      1/2   ts           Garlic, minced
    2       ts           Salt
    6       ea           Whole peppercorns, crushed
    1       t            Turmeric
    2       ts           Coriander
    2       ts           Cumin
    2       ea           Chili peppers, crushed
      1/2   ts           Chili powder
    4       ea           Whole cloves
    1       ea           Stick cinnamon
    2       ea           Cardamom pods
    1       c            Green split peas, dried
    2       ea           Tomatoes, diced
    5       c            Stock
    1       t            Garam masala
    2       ea           Shallots, chopped, optional
 
   In a large soup pot, fry the onions in the oil until
   light brown. Stir in the spices & toss in the peas &
   tomatoes.  Stir again & cook for 5 minutes over
   moderate heat.  Add stock, bring to a boil, cover &
   simmer until the peas are tender (at least an hour).
   Before serving, stir in the garam masala & fish out
   the cinnamon stick & cloves.  Garnish with shallots.
  
 
 
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