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.


Ingredients:

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.

Method:

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 saut√©.
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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