Parsnip and split pea soup
2 onions, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 parsnips large, peeled and roughly chopped
crushed chilli to your taste
1 tsp turmeric
pinch of mace
2 tsp coriander power
125g split yellow peas
1.5 litres of vegetable stock
pepper and salt to taste
Gently cook onion for 5-10 minutes in oil until soft and lightly brown, add the garlic for the last minute or so to avoid burning.
Add the spices and stir for a minute, then add the parsnips and peas and stir to coat with the spices.
Add the stock and cover, bringing to the simmer and cook for 45 minutes or until the parsnips and peas are soft. Alternatively, use a pressure cooker – this should take about 5 minutes. But remember it’s better to over than under cook the peas!
Blend until smooth, or blend half to give a more rustic soup.
Serve with yoghurt and/or fresh coriander leaves + pepper and salt (to taste).
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