It was cloudy sometime back and so immediately thought of some warm creamy soup. Nothing cheers me more than either going for something which is fried/cheesy or else something healthy like soup. I know I seem to intone completely opposite characteristics..oh well , I have been known to go extremes. So coming to this overcast day where the clouds looked like they were wrapped up in a cosy shawl, I craved for some rich soup, rich not by way of calories but rich by way of taste. Since it was time for me to start food shopping with an almost empty fridge, wondered what I had to make a hearty soup.

Opened the freezer- some corn (naah), coconut(calories!!), dried blueberries (in soup..mmm..thats for some other crazy time), teff flour (umm..!), peas..(Yes! This is it!). Coming to lower rack - assortment of cheese (not today), yeast (x), milk (oh yes), yoghurt (yes yes), Mint (yes yes yes).......and..and..oh well guess that's it in the fridge! Well its another matter altogether that I dint have anything else .

This soup comes alive with the use of mint and with some breadsticks by the side, you can beat away the gloom and the cold outside.

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  • Serves: 2 people
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large potato ( I had some red potatoes in hand, so used 2 small ones)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves,minced
  • 1 inch ginger,grated
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp ground coriander-cumin powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup peas
  • 3-4 tbsp mint , chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a tsp of oil, saute onions,garlic,ginger,potatoes along with salt for 2-3min.


Add the ground cumin-coriander powder, fennel and saute for some more.


Add 1 cup of vegetable stock/water and cover cook for another 5 min. Then add frozen peas,mint and milk and cook till soft.


Let it cool for few min and process it till creamy. Pour it back in the saucepan and add the yogurt. Season it with some pepper and salt if needed. Garnish it with some mint and serve with breadsticks. I served it with home made fresh Basil Grissini.

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By Amandeep on Aug 27, 2011

1 ) take some mint leaf and mash it with salt .

2 ) 1 bowl curd it should be cold .

3 ) add 1 spoon vinegar in curd and mint leaf .

4 ) after few minutes you can see mint sos is ready .

                this the simple way .


By Jude on Aug 17, 2008

Definitely cool and refreshing. I love minted peas.

By Syrie on Aug 16, 2008

I love mixing in mint with my peas. This soup looks positively delicious and so rich!

By Kalyn on Aug 11, 2008

Great information about mint. It's one of my favorites too. Very good photos in this post, and I think you came up with a very tasty sounding soup.

By Natashya on Aug 11, 2008

Your soup looks like the perfect meal for a cool summer night. Thanks!

By LG on Aug 8, 2008

I have made minty peas soup without adding potatoes and yogurt. Gotta try again in your style..looks good.

By Padma on Aug 7, 2008

Minty soup sounds exciting! thanks for reminding about the event...I have something, will post next week.

By Curry Leaf on Aug 7, 2008

Nice recipe will try it soon

By Srivalli on Aug 7, 2008

lovely pictures dhivi..great entry!

By Nags on Aug 7, 2008

minty soups are just so refreshing, right? and i love the first pic :)

By notyet100 on Aug 7, 2008

this looks awesome..enjoyed readin ur post too,..

By Illatharasi on Aug 6, 2008

Pictures are perfect... delicious soup... will try this:)

By lakshmi on Aug 6, 2008

somehow i get the feeling that the food blogosphere is exploding with soups. am i missing something? yours is the 5th soup i've read since morning!!!

ps: yes, i am browsing throigh blogs because i am under the illusion that i have a lot of time today.

By sowmya on Aug 6, 2008

soup looks delicious..nice recipe..

By delhibelle on Aug 6, 2008

Looks creamy and the flavours in this one,can sure cheer me up:)

By Pearlsofeast on Aug 6, 2008

Sounds delicious.Great minty tips.The picture is very well shot DK.

By Divya Vikram on Aug 6, 2008

Love the addition of yoghurt in the soup Dhiv..Thanks for sending it my way..And congrats on the award..

By Uma on Aug 6, 2008

mmm. the soup looks so delicious and refreshing. The red potatoes look like apples. Congrats on getting a friendship credit card.

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