Curried Creamy Yellow Pea Soup with Baked Tortilla Strips
4-quart saucepan with lid, knife and cutting board, can opener, 12 inch sauté pan, a large mixing bowl, measuring spoons and cups, 13 inch × 9 inch metal baking pan, electric hand blender
Servings: 4-6 servings
Author: Joyce | Light Orange Bean
2cupsuncooked yellow split peaswell-rinsed and drained
1can13.5 fl oz full-fat coconut milk
6cupswater or homemade vegetable broth
115.5 inch yellow corn tortillas (gluten-free if desired)
1tbsyellow curry powder
½tspcrushed red pepper
1medium yellow oniondiced
½large green bell pepperdiced (approximately ¾ cup)
½large red bell pepperdiced (approximately ¾ cup)
Add well-rinsed and drained split peas, coconut milk, and water into a saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Watch closely to prevent the split pea foam from boiling over.
While the yellow peas are cooking, preheat oven at 425 °F. Cut the tortilla wraps into ½ to ¾ inch wide strips. In a mixing bowl, toss the tortilla strips with 1 tbs canola oil, cumin powder, paprika, and garlic powder. Transfer the tortilla strips into a metal baking pan and bake for 10 minutes until the tortilla strips are golden brown. Rotate the baking pan 180 degrees halfway through the baking time.
Remove the baking dish from the oven and let the strips cool to room temperature.
Heat a sauté pan over medium heat until it is hot. Roast curry powder and crushed red pepper in the pan at low heat. Be careful that you don’t burn the red pepper. Approximately 1 minute.
Add the oil and wait until the oil is hot over medium heat. Approximately 15-30 seconds. Stir in diced carrot, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and garlic. Sauté until they are soft and fragrant. Use a spatula to stir occasionally. Approximately 2 minutes.
Add salt and the sautéed veggies into the saucepan and simmer with split peas for 10 minutes. Remove the saucepan from heat and use an electric hand blender to puree the cooked split peas and veggies.
Serve warm with the roasted corn tortilla strips.
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