Google+ Yummy Food: Chickpea Soup

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Chickpea Soup

“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing” ~ Lao Tzu

It’s been long since I made any post on my blog…..it’s not like I am 100% busy and no time to blog…..but lazy…lazy…lazy to do any work….whether it is blogging or photography or cooking….why? To answer this why…I have so many reasons…..first….heavy, hectic and untime power cuts…..next horribly hot weather….it’s still march and I feel it to be may…..next is my virtual games…..lastly no special cooking for blog…just the routine, dal, chawal, roti and sabzi……Apart from this guest, friends, outing,,,,ha….plenty of things to justify my absence from blog and blog hopping…..isn’t it?

Summers were good till the time I was in school and college….as they bring month full of vacation…but now as I am getting old, crouching sun fears me…..As the sun starts to blush gloriously. I start to reduce my cooking time in the kitchen….So if you think….soups are for warming winters then I say they are for cooling your summers too….as they take less time in preparation….it is always easy to make a filling meal without spending more time in the kitchen…..When I received Vegetarian Bible from Divya of Dil se upon wining show me your breakfast event, I was totally lost choosing a recipe to showcase in my blog…..Apart from different recipes, the book also gives detailed information on vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts,…..and making of pizza dough, pasta…..and bunch of information on nutrition, sauces and oils…..with yummylicious pictures……whole in whole an must have recipe book.

Chickpea Soup With Recipe Book

This chickpea recipe is from Vegetarian Bible, with little changes in accordance with Indian ingredients and my palate. Gorgeous chickpeas, soft enough getting cooked in mild, spicy and yummy tomato gravy is all it takes to make a delicious soup. Simple and filling is all I say in the end….

Chickpea Soup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups dried Chickpeas
  • 1 Onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2-3 springs of fresh Coriander, chopped
  • 2 wedges of Lemon
  • Slices of toasted Bread, to serve

Chickpea Soup

PREPERATION:

  • Wash and soak chickpeas overnight. Drain the chickpeas and pressure cook them with enough water, until they turn tender.
  • Drain the chickpeas and put two-thirds in a food processor or blender with little water and process until smooth. (Add more water if necessary to give a thinner consistency)
  • In a heavy bottom cooking vessel, add oil, to this add onions, garlic and cook till onions are soft. Add sliced tomatoes and salt. Cook till tomatoes are soft.
  • Now add chickpea puree and cook on a low flame by adding pepper and remaining chickpeas. Cook for another 3-4 minutes by covering with a lid.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve hot with lemon wedges and toasted bread.
  • Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'.

Chickpea Soup

NOTE: If necessary add more water to get soup consistency to the recipe.

Chickpea Soup With Recipe Book

ORIGINAL RECIPE: Original recipe calls for 450 gm of Swiss chard, trimmed and finely sliced, 2 fresh Rosemary springs and olive oil.

Chickpea Soup

This chickpea soup is going to participate in MLLA - 21 hosted by Mirch Masala event by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook and also going to participate in No Croutons Required, where Lisa is calling vegetarian soup or salad featuring chickpeas.

Chickpea Soup With Recipe Book

The above picture is for Divya, who sent me this book. Thank you so much dear......

77 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious soup dear..nice picture

jayasri said...

yes, I hadn't seen you posting anything for a long time, Mmm.., this sounds delicious, I miss your lovely photos especially, you have an eye for it!!. I don't like Rosemary it is got lot of flavour in it, May be it goes well with non-vegetarian dishes, or I will try once more a little bit, and may be who knows I might like it!!

Neetz said...

woww nice dear :) looks simply superb and presentation too :)..

got a great great space and me following u :)

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks yumm..

J said...

lovely..awesome pics..i am drooling!

Jagruti said...

Fantastic dish for the entry..looks perfect and delicious!!

Happy Cook said...

Yeha when it is hot weather indeed there is ot mood for blogging.
Love the soup, it looks so wraminly delicous.

Nandini said...

I'm drooling at the pictures! It's very scrumptious and exquisite!

Sonia said...

Beautiful soup with nice pics!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

COOL!Should be so filling enough !Good one !

Rachana Kothari said...

A very yummy entry for the event!!! awesome pics:)

Subhashini said...

Sounds very new and looks yummy

SriLekha said...

lovely clicks and delicious soup!

AshKuku said...

Hey Magician!!!!!

U make magic with photography... They all come alive for us.... It makes me feel like ONE NIGHT IN YOUR KITCHEN..... & I would see your preps & paraphernalia, all come alive & scare the hell out of me.....
Kudos!!! to that wonderful prep & more to the presentations & captures....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priya said...

Thats a tempting, protein packed and droolworthy soup!!!Beautiful clicks Lubna..

DEESHA said...

I love chickpea soup .. this one looks delicious. well captured

Latha said...

Awesome clicks....soup looks superb.

Suparna said...

soup looks yummy ..nice clicks and I'll look for that book :)
TC

Asha said...

Beautiful pics and yummy soup. Healthy with lot of protein and fiber.

Astra Libris said...

Oooh, I love chickpeas, and this soup looks gorgeous!!!

Tina said...

Delicious soup...Beautiful clicks too...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

very healthy soup........nice click

Ed Schenk said...

I like my soup a little spicy so I add some chopped chilis to mine.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Havent tasted chickpeas soup...looks spicy....awesome clicks!

Parita said...

Delicious soup and i love the effects you have given on your pics, gorgeous!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow..such superb clicks and yummy soup..this looks really tongue tickling..

benbes said...

my favorite healty soup chicksoup, i will try your recipe. looks delecious
cuisinart food processor dlc

Sayantani said...

thats an absolute delicacy. love soups and this is gonna enter next to my kitchen.

Khaugiri said...

My My soup is really tempting......Lovely pics:)

ruchikacooks said...

delicious soup, and crunchy bread..lovely bright clicks..I heard bangalore has lots of power cuts this year, hope it will improve.

I am hosting the home remedies event Lubna, do share any remedies you know.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Very healthy and soul comforting too... Lovely pics...

Sailaja said...

Wow looks yummy.. I was planning to make 3 bean soup this Saturday. Let's see how it turns out ...

Sook said...

i made something similar last night! I love chickpeas.

Susan said...

That looks marvelous. Nice cookbook, too. Great gift. I'm going to look into a copy for myself. : )

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Looks like a great soup, simple and delicious.

Cham said...

Pic are fantastic! Love the soup also!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Lovely photo and this soup looks so yummy, shall try it soon....

Gita said...

Very comforting soup Lubna...looks good :)

Varunavi said...

Where is my comment??

PJ said...

i agree with you there, soups in summer or winter are always good! this one looks delicious. love all the clicks

5 Star Foodie said...

This chickpea soup sounds super delicious!

Faith said...

Your pictures are so pretty! And this soup looks so healthy, delicious, and satisfying!

sangi said...

wow!yummy soup with awesome pic!

Sush said...

wow!!, mind blowing pictures Lubna. I admire your patience for taking so many beautiful clicks. Also, wish some one could present that book to me ;)

Reshmi said...

healthy soup....delicious...

Ivy said...

The soup and that bowl with the bread look amazing! I love soups - tasty, satisfying, and economical.

Katy ~ said...

Delicious soup, beautifully presented and photographed. Makes me want to have a nice sip of it right now.

Prathibha said...

I m back..
Lovely soup dear....will give a try
some time definitely...nice pics too dearie

Jo said...

We've been having horrid heat waves here as well and some times the thought of baking/cooking just puts me off. Great you made this soup as it looks really delicious. Love the pictures.

Divya Vikram said...

WoW! So pretty and comforting soup Lubna. Glad you liked the book and the recipes. I know how it is difficult to cook esp in summer! Am so looking forward to summer since it is still cold n rainy here!!

Chitra said...

Delicious soup,healthy too..will try this for my kid.she likes chickpeas :)Thanx for sharing lubna

shanthi said...

Healthy soup and well presented

M D said...

Beautiful and exotic pics! Yummy soup for sure. You have an eye for creativity and presentation.

RV said...

every time I visit your blog.. I see more n more lovely pics...and soup looks yumm...

Madhavi said...

Oh awesome click, love this soup!!

Swathi said...

Lubna,

I missed your chickpea soup. It looks really nice and yummy

jayasree said...

Healthy and filling soup...

Thas said...

You did come back with a bang :) This is a really healthy and hearty soup. As usual lovely clicks.

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R said...

hey never tries making soup out of chickpeas till now, will definitely try it!

FoodLovers said...

nice clck with yummy soup dear

Aysegul - nysdelight said...

Oh my much has changed here! Looks great - it has been a while! Soup looks absolutely delicious!

pigpigscorner said...

I know what you mean..lazy...when it's snowing I feel like hibernating, when the sun's up, my eyes just keeps drooping...

Anh said...

Wonderful recipe!~ :)

Lisa said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for your entry.

FoodLovers said...

awesome click lubna ..loved it

Terri said...

Wow what an absolutley beautiful blog you have. I just came across it and so thankful to have found it today. I love your chic pea soup and pictures. ~ Xo

Terri @ Finding Raw Foods

Srivalli said...

Lubna, beautiful post, love your new layout too!..hope things are fine!

Sunshinemom said...

Beautiful placements! I make a similar soup but add pasta as well. Scrumptious with crisp toasted bread!

Shabs.. said...

U KNOW WHAT....THAT SAYING IN THE BEGINNIG IS AN AWAKENING...I feel iam busy doing nothing....Gawd!!i am busy thinking of what to do next and nothing gets done.

Then, the soup look absolutely gorgeous....Some pics looks so proffessional like the ones we see in books...By the way, which software do u use for editing pics?....I already got 3 programs and my hubby gives me a 'LOOK' when the pc runs slow!...let me know which s/w u use for editing ok...loved ur pics dear..

SO how r u doing?..

Jo said...

Looks absolutely delicious and I love the photos of the bowl of soup with a slice of bread as garnish. Makes me want to grab the bowl out of the PC screen.

AdukalaVishesham said...

lovely presentation... soup is so simple and we are sure it will tasty yummy... nice recipe

Veggie Belly said...

yum! chickpea soup looks hearty and delicious.

sayantani said...

Hi Lubna could you please let me know from where did you buy those muffin cases(paper) in Bangalore. I have been looking for them for quite some time without any luck. hope you dont mind asking this. thanks.

tigerfish said...

Good that you are back, bringing us delicious recipes :)

Guna's kitchen said...

OMG!!!!!! mouthwatering soup... luks deliicous and creamy... beautiful pics and very good preesentation

u have a lovely space ...and wonderful collection of recipes with beautiful clicks.. if u find time do visit my blog.. happy to follow ur blog

n33ma said...

absolutely beautiful pics.

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