Soup is favorite dish for many people because it is healthy as well as tasty. If your daily diet does not contain enough nutrition value then include a bowl of soup in your daily diet and make your diet proper. Yellow peas soup is another great soup which very delicious. This yellow peas soup is not a light soup item as any other normal soup. It is full of beans, so little heavy dish.
But to be honest, sometime most people feel that taste is always matter over health and as a result of such thinking I often break all rules.
This section is not about your dried yellow peas soup, huh then?
Have you ever heard about GM diet plan? I mean that particular diet plan developed by General Motors Ltd. It is said that you will loose significant weight if you strictly follow its diet chart. They claimed it very scientific method to loose weight. They actually recommend this diet plan for their factory workers. It has been decades after they introduced this diet plan.
I came to know about this just before few years, I think that was 2012. That time I badly realized usefulness of smoothie maker because that diet plan is absolutely different than any other diet plan. Here you have a diet chart for whole week and food consumption of each day is different from another. If you want to know more about this diet plan then Google “G M diet plan”, you can see many articles on that topic and pick a G M diet chart and expert’s guidance from there.
Did you do this?
Surprisingly when I did follow that diet plan for consecutive two weeks, it helped me to reduce 6 kg withing 14 days. I was so scared after seeing that result. I thought that I might feel weakness but nothing happened there after. This diet plan is very interesting and you can eat whenever you will feel hungry, you never need to leave yourself hungry. But only thing is that you have to limit your food for each day specific to certain categories. First four days are most challenging where first day you only eat fruits, second day you only can vegetables, third day you can eat both fruits and vegetables, fourth day you will only eat bananas and drink regular milk. There after you will eat some combination of foods. Last day is very much exciting when you are allowed to eat non vegetarian food but that should be less spicy and less oily. So if you are non vegetarian then it will be a big day for you when you can eat non vegetarian dish after few days.
So did you ever tried GM diet or any such diet plan then share your experience here by leaving a comment below and let other readers know about that.
G M diet help me to realize the benefits of having smoothie maker.
Okay, this is your yellow peas soup
Okay, we talked so many things about healthy diet and now lets talk about this soup. This yellow peas soup is similar to popular snack of Bengal GHUGNI but its taste is different as compared to this yellow peas soup. Here you need dried yellow peas, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic cloves, lemon juice, coriander leaves for garnishing and some popular Indian spices. This this is very much easy to make, you just need hardly 20 mins to cook but its preparation time is little longer as here you are using dried yellow peas, so you need to soak it in water for 6 hours before making this delicious soup.
Dried yellow peas soup recipe
- Dried yellow peas / sukha matar - 1 cup
- Potatoes / aloo - 1 small size, cut into small cubes
- Tomatoes / tamatar - 1 small, chopped
- Garlic / lahsun - 3 cloves, cut into slices
- Water - 2 cups
- Salt - as needed
- Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- Oil - 1.5 tbsp (or as needed)
- Coriander leaves / dhania patta -few branches, (for garnishing)
- Roasted cumin / bhuna jeera - 2 tsp, powder
- Roasted coriander / bhuna dhania - 3 tsp, powder
- Red chili / lal mirch - 2.5 tsp, powder (or according to taste)
- Wash your dried yellow peas and soak in water for 6 hours
- Cut potatoes into small pieces, make it cube in shape if possible
- Saute garlic slices on cooking pan, without any oil
- Now add every thing in pressure cooker (yellow peas, potatoes, tomato, garlic, water, spices, salt)
- Pressure cook all ingredients together till 4-5 whistles and switch off flame but keep it on oven for next 30 minutes, so that dried yellow peas will be perfectly cooked
- Now open cover of your pressure cooker and mash some yellow peas with manual masher (hand masher)
- Add some more spices (roasted coriander powder, roasted cumin powder, red chili powder) (optional)
- Add lemon juice and mix with all cooked ingredients
- Take this soup in a bowl, spread coriander leaves and serve hot
Hope you have enjoyed yellow peas soup at home but if you want to make something else in soup then try very delicious mushroom soup with scrambled paneer, easiest hot tomato soup, healthy cabbage soup for vegetarian soup lovers, winter king cauliflower soup and many other soup dishes.
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Okay, here we will have some fun for bottle gourd (lauki) lovers. You definitely have seen bottle gourd because it is most common vegetable plant what you can see very often. If you live in sub urban area or rural area then you definitely can recognize bottle gourd plant too. It is just like a family member in sub urban or rural area. Most domestic houses grow their own bottle gourd. It does not need any space to grow this plant because it can easily climb and spread over rooftop.
Bottle gourd available in various shape like round, long etc. It’s flowers (both male & female) blooms in upward direction, so that insects can get easy access to flowers and it helps in pollination. But once pollination is done, you can see downward movement of fertile flowers. Watching this downward movement of fertile flower is really fun and brings smile on grower’s face. It actually sends the message of next bottle gourd in house owner’s (grower) basket.