Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Curried Split Pea Soup w/ Raw Onion Croutons (Vegan, GF)

What to do with the yellow split pea? I picked up a bag of these dried peas a few days ago and was literally lost as to what to do with them. The trend seems to be soup, I actually tried to eat these un-souped mixed in with rice and I almost choked to death on one! So that was an obvious sign that I should put these in soup. This soup is rather mild so if you like spice add more in. The croutons are made from the onion bread that we made for the raw tea sandwiches just cut into smaller pieces.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cracked fennel seeds
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup yellow split peas, rinsed
6 cups vegetable stock or water
1 tsp turmeric

Heat olive oil in a large pot, add onions, saute until tender and soft. Add in garlic, ginger, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, coriander and fennel seeds. Saute for another minute. Add in split peas, water and turmeric. Bring to a boil, then lower and simmer for an hour or until split peas are tender. Blend until smooth.  Serve with raw onion croutons and a dash of paprika on top.


  1. Delicious! I wish I could make more of these. my hubby won't touch bean soups. :(

  2. Looks so good! I loVe split pea soup, and curry powder is an obsession of mine right now! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. This looks and sounds incredible! I really love pureed soups.

    I also used to love peach yogurts, did you ever try pineapple? I tore that up! :)

  4. This sounds perfect and awesome! I have everything to make it except for the peas, lol! As soon as this snow melts, I'm going to go out and buy some so I can make this!

  5. Making this tonight! Thanks for the idea!

    While we're on the subject, this recipe for Ethiopian stew is another awesome use for those little split peas:

  6. Beautiful recipe! LOVE the ingredients!

  7. This looks so luscious and creamy. Peas remind me so much of spring...hopefully it comes around soon!

  8. What a beautiful, beautiful vibrant yellow colour! This soup looks like sunshine :)

    (One day I'll be brave enough to try make raw bread... but my dehydrator cost $40 from Aldi and I'm almost positive it's not going to work :P )

  9. Beautius Maximus! Well, in realm of soups (smile). I mean, it's hard to make a split pea soup look beautiful, but you sure have done it;-) Yum!

  10. I just made this and LOVE it!! I left it non-blended, because I like a little texture in my soup. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. The flavor was right on but too thin. I had such a soup recently and loved it but it was more like eating pudding than liquid. I think I will make it with less liquid.