Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cream of Green Pea and Mint Soup

A few days back I read the recipe of Minty Green Pea Soup created by Masterchef Pankaj Bhadouria. I thought it would be a good idea to try it out. The soup turned out to be really tasty, however, I was not happy with the green colour that I got at the end. Take a look at the recipe. 

Ingredients :

For stock :
5-6 cups water
1/4 cup green peas
2-3 spring onion greens
2-3 lemon grass stalk
1 small onion
Handful of fresh corriander stems
Any green vegetable of your choice

For Soup :
2 tbsp Butter 
1 onion finely chopped 
1 tspn garlic paste 
2 cups green peas 
1 cup mint leaves 
3 cups vegetable stock 
1/2 tspn Black pepper powder
salt to taste
100 gms fresh cream 

For Garnishing :
Fresh Cream
Mint leaves

Method :

To make vegetable stock:
Take water in a deep pan. Add all the green vegetables and onions to it. Bring it to the boil till the water reduces to half. Lower the heat. Now cover the pan with lid and simmer it for half an hour. After cooling, pass it through a strainer. Set this aside for later use. 

To make Soup :
Heat the butter in a pan.  Add the onions and saute it low heat for 2 minutes or until the onions are soft. Now add garlic paste to the onion and cook it for a minute. Then add green peas, mint leaves and a cup of stock. Bring it to a boil. Now cover the lid, turn the heat to medium and cook till the green peas are soft. Allow the mixture to cool.

Now transfer the cooked ingredients in a blender. Blend it to make a thick puree. 

Now take the puree in a pan and re-heat it. Add salt, pepper and balance stock. Give it a stir. Finally add fresh cream and mix it. Simmer it for few minutes. 

Garnish it with a spoon of fresh cream and mint leaves. Serve hot.

Notes :
  • The soup can be served with crunchy bread sticks or soup sticks
  • You may increase the quantity of mint leaves to make it more minty
  • To get a healthy green color, add cooked palak paste the way we make for palak paneer at the final stages of the soup. Since its cooked, it just incorporating the tastes. The flavor will also be enhanced with palak as it has  subtle taste to it.- Thank you Ash of Indulge for sharing this wonderful tip.

Stepwise Pictures :


  1. super healthy soup....luv the mint flavor

  2. Healthy and delicious soup :)
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  3. A ver delicious and flavorful soup, and I agree with you on the color..

  4. Creamy and delicious soup...Lovely flavor...

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  6. healthy soup..winter time soup...will try this .....

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  8. Thanks Amarendra for including my name and tip.. You are the best. Will try this soup minus mint as Mr. Ash dislikes mint except in pani puri.
    Love Ash.

  9. Wow, Amarendra, you have such fantastic pics, very clear, and all the steps included..especially liked it all being given at the end of the recipe rather than the usual in between the recipe way, as it doesnt affect the continuity when reading or looking at pics...thanks for your comment and following my blog...

  10. I caught the Masterchef drama on you tube, but not the last bit, so Pankaj won. Well, she was a force to reckon with!
    I bet the mint is pronounced in the soup.
    For the color, maybe adding a tiny pinch of baking soda when cooking the peas may help retain the color.
    I know of my Mom's friend who adds a bit of sugar .. maybe next time u could try that ( for a 'green' soup).

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  12. Hey..soup looks nice.....never tried this kind of peas soup.....will try next time......nice idea to add cream.....

  13. healthy soup!!!!!

  14. What a fabulous pictorial presentation!!
    I loved your ultra-clear clicks and the recipes are mind-blowing, too. :)
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  16. I believe it is my first time on your blog and I liked what I saw :)
    I have never tried green pea soup. Your recipe sounds good and your step by step tutorial looks helpful indeed.
    Happy following your blog.

  17. mint & green peas is a combo i have never tried, this looks so hearty

  18. The soup looks delicious... The pictorial description is indeed very helpful..


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