Indian-Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup

Indian-Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Slow Cook on HIGH for 5-1/2 hours or LOW for 7 hours Cook 2 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups yellow split peas, rinsed and picked over
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups cooked basmati rice (optional)

Make It

1. Combine 5 cups water, peas, cloves and cinnamon stick in slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 4 hours.

2. Remove the cloves and cinnamon stick. In a medium-size nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add cumin, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, turmeric, mustard seeds, coriander and cayenne to skillet and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir the spice mixture into slow cooker and continue to cook another 2-1/2 hours on HIGH or 3 hours on LOW.

3. Carefully puree soup in batches. Just before serving, stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon ginger, the cream, salt and pepper and serve over rice, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 218, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 16, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 30, fiber (g): 14, pro. (g): 11, sodium (mg): 590, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.