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Indian Style Split Pea Soup

  Ham hock 1 Pound, cracked (1 hock)
  Water 2 Teaspoon
  Green peas/Yellow split peas 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), picked over and rinsed
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

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.
Set aside.
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.
Set aside.
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.)

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Split Pea

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

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

Indian Style Split Pea Soup Recipe