Green Peas and Mint Soup : This unusual combination of green peas and mint may surprise you, but this is one of the most appreciated recipes that I make. And it is so easy to prepare too!! The wealth of this soup lies in the fibre-rich green peas and which help to decrease blood cholesterol levels.

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Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

3/4 cup fresh green peas
1 tsp oil
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste
1 1/2 tsp of cornflour dissolved in 1 tbsp of water
1 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves (phudina)

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and sauté the onions on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté for a few more seconds.
  3. Add the green peas and 2 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Allow it to cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée.
  5. Transfer into a pan, add cornflour-water mixture, salt, pepper and mint, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Green Peas and Mint Soup is ready. Serve hot.

Nutrition Value

Value per serving % Daily Values
Energy 95 cal 5%
Protein 4.4 g 8%
Carbohydrates 13.3 g 4%
Fiber 5.1 g 20%
Fat 2.7 g 4%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A 98.7 mcg 2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0 mg 0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.5 mg 4%
Vitamin C 7.1 mg 18%
Vitamin E 0.1 mg 1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 17.3 mcg 9%
MINERALS
Calcium 27.9 mg 5%
Iron 1.5 mg 7%
Magnesium 26.1 mg 7%
Phosphorus 91.4 mg 15%
Sodium 5 mg 0%
Potassium 74.3 mg 2%
Zinc 0.2 mg 2%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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