May is here, which means summer is here too. Well, am a huge fan of summers in India, but all that is because of the abundance of water melons and mangoes. Those are the ONLY bright spots in Indian summers, if you ask me. Its hot, humid sometimes, and you cannot live without a fan, or in some people’s cases ACs.
Its an ordeal to enter the kitchen, and a bigger one to stand near the stove and make anything. But then, that shouldn’t stop us from eating good food, right? :-) So yeah, GoodFood has a good collection of chilled soups this month, and I decided to pick one of them for tonight’s dinner.
This is a healthy soup, flavoured only by the garlic and onions in it. If you want, you could add a dash of lime juice to spruce up the soup, or add more mint leaves to get a zing into it. I had it just as it is, and loved it the way it is.
Instructions [Serves 2]
Onions – 1 medium, diced fine
Garlic cloves – 5-6, diced fine
Potato – 1, small, chopped into small pieces
Green peas – 1/4 C, soaked in water or thawed if using frozen
Thick cream – 1/2 C
Salt – to taste
Mint leaves – a handful
Olive Oil – 1 Tbsp
In a pan, heat the oil and saute the onions and garlic. Add the potato pieces, and saute well.
Add some boiling hot water, peas and salt and leave this to a boil.
Let it boil till the potatoes pieces and peas are cooked.
Cook this mixture, and blend it along with the mint leaves to a nice paste consistency.
Add some water to bring it to a soupy consistency, and stir in the cream.
Chill for about 2 hours, and serve cold.
Season with pepper and lime if you wish to.