Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Quick n Easy Pea's Soup - Matar Ka Shorba

It’s been raining continuously here since the last 3 days and the temperature has dropped to 49F. Ah, a perfect weather for those lazy afternoons, with a warm (but light) shawl wrapped around and a good book to read. It’s much better watching a nice mushy movie on TV and something hot like a bowl of soup to slurp along! So, on one of those afternoons (read yesterday) I made this quick and easy to make Green Pea's soup - Matar Ka Shorba. And I think I made did this in under 8 minutes. You wanna try?


Ingredients:

Green Peas: 1 cup (I used canned peas. You could also use frozen ones. Ensure to defrost them before use)

Onions: 1 small size

Green Chilli: 2-3 (depending on your taste)

Ginger-Garlic Paste: 1/2 spoon

Cumin Seeds: 1 spoon

Bay Leaves: 1-2

Butter/Ghee: 1 spoon

Fresh Cream or Milk: 1/4 cup

Salt: as per taste


Method:

Minute 1:
Place a pot on medium heat. Add in butter to melt.
Peel and finely chop onions.
Add Cumin Seeds and bay leaves to the pot and sauté.

Minute 2 -3:
Add in chopped onions to the pot and sauté till it turns light pink.
Meanwhile, blend together green peas and Chillies to form a puree.

Minute 4:
Add ginger-garlic paste to the pot and sauté till the fresh aroma of the paste goes away.

Minute 5 and 6:
Add the peas puree to the pot. Season with salt as per your taste.
Stir continuously. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Remove Bay Leaves and discard.

Minute 7:
Stir in fresh cream or milk. Turn off the heat.

Soup is ready! Serve it hot with a swirl of cream.


Minute 8:
Switch on your favorite movie and curl onto the couch with this hot hot Matar ka Shorba in hand. :)
Enjoy!

10 comments:

Taste of Mysore said...

Hi Grihini, This soup would be a lovely accompaniment for winter afternoons ..oooo chali chali jote bisi bisi soup wah..

Thanks for dropping by my blog. We lived in Chitradurga for 10 yrs and it is my maternal grandparents place too. Any dear guests at home would never leave the house without mandakki and bonda of Chitradurga. I miss those bondas very much.

Just.Cliking said...

Sounds good...
I Will try this weekend Grihini.

Asha said...

8 mins! That is fabulous! We love soups. Thanks G!:))

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Grihini...Thatz a lovely looking soup and the preparation time being so less......its a must try dear :-)

Kalyan said...

That really looks & sound good...will definitely give it a try...nice one!

Archana Pritish said...

Hi.. Estu bega soup.. Good ha.. nanu try madi notini..!!

Archana Pritish said...

Hi.. Estu bega soup.. Good ha.. nanu try madi notini..!!

Roopa said...

that looks yum and delicious and that too so soon :)

Grihini said...

Thankyou all for your comments. Just been a little off-key for a while and hence not too regular on the blog world. Will sure bounce back in action soon. :)

Deepa said...

this is not a will try it comment,but a have tried one...

Made this soup according to your recipe,it was yummy.But a little spicy for my little one so she rejected it :(( . Now,Iam off to browse for more quick'n easy recipes like this.