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South Africa : Green Pea Soup

More by user: fwitcher
Created: 12th Jun 2009
Modified: 12th Jun 2009
Soups, Snacks and Appetizers
The African News Cookbook
aproximately 3 hours

A Traditional Southern African recipe that is filled with flavors of chillies, spices, garlic and onions.
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tblsp. oil or clarified butter
  • 1/2 soup bones
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 3-6 whole peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. tumeric
  • 2-3 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1-3 tsp. cumin
  • 2 chili peppers, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 3-6 whole cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 cup dried green spilt peas
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp. ghurum masala
  • 2 shallots, chopped

In a large soup pot, fry the onions in the oil until light brown.  Stir in bones and all the spices until oil is well distributed.  Toss in the peas and tomatoes stir again, and cook for 5 minutes over moderate heat.  Then boil 4-6 cups water and pour into the soup pot.  Cover and simmer unitil peas are tenter, 2-3 hours.  Before serving take pot from heat and remove bones, cloves and peppercorns.  Stir in ghurum masala and garnish with shallots.

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