Green pea soup (south africa)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 each Onion, chopped
2 tablespoons Oil
½ teaspoon Ginger, grated
½ teaspoon Garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Salt
6 eaches Whole peppercorns, crushed
1 teaspoon Turmeric
2 teaspoons Coriander
2 teaspoons Cumin
2 eaches Chili peppers, crushed
½ teaspoon Chili powder
4 eaches Whole cloves
1 each Stick cinnamon
2 eaches Cardamom pods
1 cup Green split peas, dried
2 eaches Tomatoes, diced
5 cups Stock
1 teaspoon Garam masala
2 eaches 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.

Adapted from "The Africa News Cookbook" Submitted By MARK SATTERLY On 12-05-94

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