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Yellow Split Pea Soup with Green Beans

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:03 am
by mikeschn

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Green Beans

1 cup dried yellow split peas, sorted, rinsed and drained
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
8 ounces fresh green beans, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon mustard seed (black or yellow)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 tablespoon coriander seed
1 teaspoon salt
10 to 12 fresh curry leaves

1. Heat yellow split peas, water and turmeric to boiling in 3-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Partially cover and simmer 45 minutes, skimming off any foam that floats to the top.

2. Stir in green beans. Simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until green beans are tender.

3. While peas and beans are simmering, heat 1 tablespoon of butter and mustard seed in a 6 inch skillet over medium high heat. Once the seed begins to pop, cover skillet and wait until popping stops. Stir the mustard seed into the the pea and bean mixture.

4. Using the same skillet heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter until melted. Add the cayenne powder & coriander seed and roast for 30 seconds.

5. Stir butter cayenne/coriander mixture, salt and curry leaves into pea and bean mixture. Cover and simmer 2 minutes to blend flavors. Serve with rice if desired.

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 7:33 pm
by mikeschn
Mike B.

Got the picture for this one done today...