Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chayote squash soup with black eyed peas

Chayote Squash Soup can be made as a thick soup or watery as per taste.
I Prefer my soup to be a little thick do i Pureed the soup.


2 Chayote squashes (peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
1 Cup Black Eyed Peas (Cooked)
1/2 Cup Carrots (peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
1 no red Onion (chopped)
3 Cloves Garlic (Crushed)
teaspoon Tomato Paste
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
teaspoon Oil
teaspoon Cumin seeds
Water as required
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste.


Heat the Oil in a pot.
When the oil is hot add the cumin seeds and allow it to splutter, now add the chopped onion and sauté.
When the onion is translucent add the chayote squash, Chopped carrots and sauté for a minute.
Add garlic, salt, tomato paste, 3/4 cup of Black eyed peas, required amount of water and cover the pot and let it simmer till the chayote squash is almost cooked.
Add 3 tablespoons of cilantro, pepper, red pepper flakes and let cook for a minute.
Take a blender and blend to desired consistency.
Now add the remaining black eyed peas and let it cook for a minute.
Pour into bowls and garnish with a sprig of cilantro to serve.

1 comment:

Gasala said...

I've gotta try that sometime soon. I'm really into legumes and spices so I think a lot of your recipes will be good for me

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