Indian Style Split Pea Soup
|Ham hock||1 Pound, cracked (1 hock)|
|Green peas/Yellow split peas||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), picked over and rinsed|
|Onion||1 Small, finely chopped|
|Ground coriander||1 Teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||1 Teaspoon|
Place ham hock in a deep pan and cover with the 2 quarts water.
Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes.
Drain and save liquid.
Add peas, onion, and liquid to ham hock.
Cover and simmer until peas are soft, about 1 1/2 hours.
Remove ham hock, discard bone and fat, cut meat into small pieces.
Remove peas with a slotted spoon.
Put peas through a food mill or blend in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Return peas to the pot.
Add spices, lemon juice, and sugar and salt to taste.
Add the ham bits.
Simmer 10-15 minutes longer.
Serve with chopped fresh coriander or parsley and chopped salted peanuts.
(Use coriander sparingly as its flavor is very pronounced.)
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1484 Calories from Fat 890
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 99 g152.5%
Saturated Fat 28.4 g141.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 220 mg73.3%
Sodium 874.1 mg36.4%
Total Carbohydrates 74 g24.7%
Dietary Fiber 16.1 g64.3%
Sugars 26.8 g
Protein 83 g165.5%
Vitamin A 34.6% Vitamin C 166.9%
Calcium 16.8% Iron 45.1%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet