Slumdog Soup

Method

Drain the split peas and rinse them through with cold water. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, heat the oil and butter. Sauté the onion and garlic for a couple of minutes. Add the potato, carrots, split peas, spice and stock. Simmer rapidly for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth. Taste and add any seasoning you want to – or extra spice. Feel free to loosen slightly with a bit of extra stock.

Ingredients

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Serves: 6

  • 100g split yellow peas, soaked overnight (place in a bowl and cover with cold water)

  • 2tbsp olive or rapeseed oil

  • A knob of unsalted butter

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 1tsp ground cumin or curry powder

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 2 large carrots, roughly chopped

  • 1 litre hot vegetable stock