Sunday, April 1, 2012

African Peanut Soup

Recently, I subscribed to a food magazine called BBC's Good Food India. I found exotic, simple, tasty and easy recipes from the magazine. One such recipe is African Peanut Soup. I decided to make this easy and colurful soup for my hubby this weekend and shopped Keya various seasonings for the same.

I tried my hands in making a dish of this kind this morning. The soup turned out to be the best soup I ever made. Let me post a step by step tutorial for this yummy soup and my husband's comment here.

African Peanut Soup Recipe:

Ingredients are shown below

  • 2 onion , roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves , roughly chopped ( I used Ginger garlic paste -- 1 tbsp)
  • a 3cm chunk ginger , roughly chopped
  • 2 red chilli , seeded and chopped
  • oil , for frying
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups of beans stock
  • 2 level tbsp smooth organic peanut butter

                               
 In the processor, I ground onion, red chilli and ginger garlic paste into a chunky paste.
Tomatoes should be finely chopped. I used both 2 medium size tomatoes along with 2 berry tomatoes
Cook the chunky paste for 3 to 4 minutes with hot oil in a wok. I felt a perfect aroma of ginger, garlic and onion filling the kitchen and was a great healthy feeling. Adding chopped tomates to the wok is our next step.
Pour in the hot beans stock into the mixture and add salt for taste.
Stir in 2 tbsp of peanut butter along with chinese seasonings into the soup and shimmer.
I blent in seasoning in peanut butter before adding it to the soup mixture. This Keya Chinese Seasoning added extra taste and aroma to the African soup. Heat the soup till it is thick, blend it in the food processor and the soup can be made thick and smooth.

This African Peanut soup is a healthy colourful one which boosts a weekend in a great way. This serves 4 people.





 I served this African Peanut soup with Garlic bread and boiled and buttered beans. Try this soup and this soup sounds healthy.

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Hubby's writes

It was almost 21 days now, I am back from Sydney. I feel like there is something missing when I compare those days. I discussed with Priyaa (My wife). I used to have English breakfast (bread with milk) before starting to office. And used to walk 45 min to reach my office. After coming to India, I dumped myself with south Indian meals and added more weight within 10 days of time.


Planning as usual to reduce the weight to look, feel better and fit. So I had a thought process why not follow the same principal followed in Sydney to reduce weight. As a starter today we had partial English breakfast with African peanut soup. It’s good to have such an international delight in the morning itself.

About my wife to the reading viewer in my perception

She is a wonderful person, always surprises me with lot of extra circular activities; I  admire her a lot. Her extra circular activities are

 - She is trained martial art expert
 - A good Drawing Artist cultivated interest in pencil sketch, color painting
 -A good vocalist, she  sings songs when we go for bike rides
 - A self structured disciplined software Automation testing professional
 - A book worm - interested areas are Romantic book, self help, motivation
 - I got interest from her in the area of photography
 - She is such a wonderful person wants to do something to society in terms of explaining the recent incidence, cooking recipes, share master piece in her blog

I want these activities to grow and make her an icon of India one day. Her recent achievement are
- Indian Master Chef Award for Idly Briyani
- Feather in your cap Award from Wipro

I didnt wish or encourage her in words, and want her to wish her in words by writing comment in her blog.


All the best and consider these are positive reception and a mile stone in your travel and expecting lot more from your end. My encouragement, Support, care are always continue and there for you forever.

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Thanks you hubby. You are my source of strength and encouragment! Love you xo xo
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