Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Peas Soup

Peas are low in fat content but very high in all the other nutrients. It has as less as 80 calories per 100 grams is packed with Dietary fiber and Vitamin C.

It has a lot of health benefits including blood sugar regulation and weight management. It is also beneficial in anti-aging, increasing immunity and providing energy.

Here I have used yellow peas that I got in a store. You can use the normal green peas because there is no difference in taste whatsoever.

Peas soup is a very easy and simple dish and you do not need a lot of time to prepare it. It is filling and tasty.

Nutritional Information  (Approx) (per serving)
Energy  61 Calories
Fat 1 %
Carbohydrates 3 %
Dietary Fiber 7 %
Sodium 14 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 1 %
Calcium  1 %
Iron  3 %
Protein 3.2 Grams
Sugar 3.2 Grams

Peas 1 cup
Onion chopped  1
Green chillies (optional) 2 or 3
Garlic cloves 3
Water 2 cups
Salt to taste

*If using fresh peas, you can skip this step.

If using dried peas, Soak peas in hot water for at least 2 hours.

In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add onion, green chillies and garlic.

Also add peas.

Add water and give it a mix.

Pressure cook for 2 whistles and let it cool.

Once the mixture is cool, blend/grind it smoothly. Transfer it to a pot and bring it to boil.

Simmer the flame and add salt.
Boil in simmer for 2-3 minutes and serve hot.

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