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Mint Pea Soup | GF & Vegan + Video Recipe

Mint Pea Soup

Mint and Peas – a wonderful combo. Don’t you think ?

Mint by itself is a flavourful herb that lends itself to both savoury and sweet with equal gusto. Think Mint-Choco chip ice cream (yum!) or Green Apple-Mint Granita. Of course, in an Indian Kitchen, Mint / Pudina is a must have herb… I have even tried to grow the herb in my tiny balcony (See 2nd picture below).

Oct- Feb in Mumbai is the best season to get fresh mint, although it’s available in fresh form through the year. But the joy of homegrown mint is something else, right?

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So, tell me what grows in your kitchen / herb garden?

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Did you know the origin of the word “Mint” ? 🙋🏻‍♀️

Its name was derived from the Greek mythological figure Minthe, a nymph who was transformed into the fragrant plant.Mint’s scientific name is Mentha requienii. 

Where all can mint be used?

Mint offering so many possibilities of going either After much ping-pong between a mint ice cream and soups, the latter won hands down.  

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If your a Soup fan like us, check out 21+ varieties of soup including a Sweet pea soup that we all love…

So, What are the ingredients going into today’s Veg and Gluten Free Mint-Pea soup ?

  • Fresh Mint – relieves flatulance, aids digestion (Indian readers will relate to “Pudina Hara” golis that our grandparents / parents used to take :p).Dried mint wouldn’t work here.
  • Peas – Fresh / Frozen works. Great source of Plant protein, and rounds off the sharp pungency that sometimes mint might leave.
  • Stock / water – Stock works best, however I have used water today. For the best homemade stock (made with veggie odds and ends), click here.
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • Aromats – Onion and garlic + Bay leaf (as needed)
  • Potato – to give body to the stock (and reduce the need for cornflour or any other artificial thickening agent)

Let’s get to the recipe

Prep time – 15 min, Cook time – 10 mins, Serves 2

Course: Appetiser, Cuisine -Greek

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Ingredients for Mint-Pea Soup

You would need:

  • 1/2 cup Mint Leaves (washed and chopped fine)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh / Frozen Peas
  • 1 white Onion – chopped fine
  • 6 pods of Garlic – minced fine
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 3 cups Water / Homemade Veg Stock
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp sugar

Method:

Detailed method is shown in the video embedded here. Please leave your valuable likes and comments on the video too. If you are visiting the channel for the first time, please do like, share and subscribe ❤️. 

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5 from 7 votes

Mint & Pea Soup

A spring special light broth made with homegrown organic mint and peas
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine Indian, Mediterranean
Keyword Appetiser, Entree, Gluten Free, Kids Food, Mint, Peas, Quick Snack, Soup, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Sieve
  • Hand Blender
  • Ladle
  • Soup Pot

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Mint Leaves washed and chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup Fresh / Frozen Peas
  • 1 white Onion chopped fine
  • 6 pods garlic minced
  • 1 no Bay leaf
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 3 cups Homemade Veg Stock I have used Water here
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp sugar

Instructions

Detailed method is shown in the video embedded here. Please leave your valuable likes and comments on the video too. If you are visiting the channel for the first time, please do like, share and subscribe ❤️

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    Notes

    • Fresh or frozen peas can be used. If using frozen, thaw it in 1/2 cup of water and add it. 
    • Mint needs to be added in the end, else the soup will turn black .
    • White pepper powder works better in this recipe than black pepper powder
    • Use fresh mint instead of dried mint powder for best results 

    Sending this to FMBH – MintMagic – a fun collab this edition hosted by Sasmita

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    14 Comments

    1. Priya Srinivasan

      5 stars
      Mint pea soup looks comforting Kalyani! Thanks for linking my limonana, refreshing collection of mint recipes!

    2. Vasus vegkitchen

      5 stars
      Wow amazing combination Kalyani, very filling and aromatic soup. Not only mint, garlic, bay leaf added int also gave taste to soup.

    3. Chef Mireille

      5 stars
      I love the versatility of fresh mint and this sounds perfect for the summer season when even fresh peas are available. Will definitely try it our this summer.

    4. The Girl Next Door

      5 stars
      I love the sound of this soup! The combination of mint leaves and peas is quite interesting. With the white onion, bay leaf, garlic and hint of sugar, this must be so flavourful!

    5. 5 stars
      Mint I love it. In fact I will chomp on it as soon. As I wash it. I love the soup and thought it’s so hot I am tempted to make it as our Sunday meal.

    6. Nayna Kanabar

      5 stars
      The mint and pea soup looks so vibrant in colour and really tasty. I love soup and this one is one I have not made recently so you have just reminded me to try it out for sure as your soup looks so delicious.

    7. Preethicuisine

      5 stars
      Mint and peas soup looks so comforting . I can live on soups Kalyani. This is so quick , refreshing and delicious preparation.

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