Martha Stewart’s Indian Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup

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I made the Indian Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup from Martha Stewart’s new cookbook. My husband gave it a B. I thought it was quite nice.

Here is the idea of the recipe: instead of using the usual aromatics (celery, onion, carrots, garlic), you use garlic, scallions, ginger, onion, hot pepper, with some turmeric added in. At the end, you add in some toasted cumin seeds and mustard seeds, lime juice, and some chopped cilantro. The turmeric gives it a lovely color and the flecks of green are a wonderful contrast. I think that the green part of the scallions would be nicer added in when the cilantro is added in. It turns kind of dark and unattractive from cooking the whole time.

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