January 21, 2012

Chickpea Soup

Here's an Old recipe with a better picture .. Remember, I told you about my love for Chickpeas?? I made this awesome Chickpea soup, yet again for lunch today & here it is ..

Winter is slowly slipping away from us. Though the evenings are a little cold & breezy, days are getting warmer & the woolen clothes have gone back into the closet. In a month's time, it will be Summer already & I dread the typical tropical summer heat.

We are enjoying this pleasant weather while it lasts. This is prefect for some piping hot Chickpea Soup. This is very filling by itself. Serve with some toasted bread & it makes a great weeknight dinner.


Chickpea Soup


You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Chickpeas - washed & saoked overnight or for 6 hrs
  • 1 big Onion - Diced
  • 1 Tomato - Diced
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • Garlic - 4 pods
  • A small sprig of  fresh Rosemary
  • A Bit of fresh Thyme
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish
How To:
  • Add a tsp of salt & pressure cook chickpeas until soft. Set aside
  • In a pan, heat olive oil, saute diced onions, tomato & garlic until soft. Add Rosemary & Thyme as well
  • In a blender/mixer, blend onion, tomato & 1/4th of the cooked chickpeas into a smooth paste.
  • In a pan, Add the paste, red chilli powder, tomato puree, chickpeas,  & water. Add salt as per taste & simmer for about 10 mins.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley
Serve HOT .. Enjoi with some homemade Garlic Bread !!!

NOTE:
  • You can used canned chickpeas as well. This saves the soaking &  the cooking part.
  • Use Vegetable Stock instead of water. It gives a better flavour. Since, I didn't have any on hand, I added water

19 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Thick and creamy soup...exactly the way I want..looks super yum!

DEESHA said...

That was super quick Sharmilee .. Thanks

Harika's Kitchen said...

Lovely an colorful deesha. And a surprise for u there is an award waiting 4 u in my blog come and grab it.

Kairali sisters said...

That soup looks awesome..Love the colors...

notyet100 said...

luv the colour of soup,must have been yum

Nithya said...

Channa soup is like wow :) Would love it for sure :)

Your clicks are Cristal clean and interesting always :)

brian said...

sounds really yummy, can't wait to try it!

Priya said...

Droolworthy and comforting soup..yumm!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy and wholesome soup! Lovely shot!

Laavanya said...

Oh boy that looks amazing - Nice snap!

Radhika said...

healthy soup. lovely click.

Akila said...

lovely soup... fantastic click...
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Curry Leaf said...

Pass a cuppa. Love the soup and the EXCELLENT mouthwatering Click,

Gayu said...

Healthy and delicious soup..Looks gorgeous..Beautiful pic..

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Prathibha said...

Looks heavenly...love ur clicks dear...

elle pee said...

Wow... beautiful!

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jeyashrisuresh said...

soup itself makes a yummy meal.amazing click

LG said...

Fantastic click and this soup is a meal by itself with one or 2 pieces of bread. Looks yummy

Anu said...

Looks so yum. Love this dish will try sure