East African Pea Soup

Recipe by hudelei
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sauté the onions gently in oil in a covered pot, stirring frequently, for 5 to 10 minutes, until the onions are just translucent.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Mix in the ginger, salt and all the spices and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the tomatoes and sweet potato.
  • Stir well.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups water and stir.
  • Bring the soup to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer, covered for 5 minutes.
  • Add half of the peas and simmer, covered, for another 10 minutes, or until the peas and sweet potato are tender.
  • Remove the soup from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 cups of water.
  • Purée the soup in a blender or food processor in batches until smooth.
  • Return soup to the pot, add the remaining peas and gently reheat.
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