Split Pea & Sweet Potato Soup

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My brother suggested to me a few years ago that it might be helpful to create a list of things I like about winter, to help me get through the long cold months. This split pea soup is perfect on a cold wintry day and it definitely deserves a spot that list. That said, I actually eat this soup all year round! Why wait for winter :)

It’s comfort food at its best and there is something incredibly satisfying about a bowl of this wholesome soup.

All you need is some yellow split peas, sweet potatoes and a few spices. Sometimes the simple things are the best!

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Yellow Split Pea Soup
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 packet of yellow split peas, rinsed
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1.5 tablespoons of mild curry powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons of garam masala
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1.5 litres water
  • Salt + Pepper, to taste
  • Chilli flakes, to taste
  • Coriander to garnish
Directions
  1. Fry off onion, ginger and garlic in a little oil for around five minutes
  2. When onions become translucent, add the curry powder + garam masala and stir well until you have a dry spice mixture
  3. Wash the split peas under cold water until water runs clear
  4. Peel sweet potato and cut into small cubes
  5. Add split peas and sweet potato to a large pot with the onions and add boiling water
  6. Season well with salt & pepper + chilli flakes
  7. Simmer for around 1 hour, stirring regularly
  8. The soup is ready when the split peas have broken down and the soup is creamy
  9. Garnish with a sprinkling of fresh coriander

 

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