Thai Style Split Pea Soup

Bowl of hot soup is such a comforting meal on a chilly winter day. I'm not a big fan of soup, but this split pea soup is so hearty and delicious that I went back for seconds. Original recipe is from Culinate. To make it perfect for a weeknight dinner, I pressure cooked the split peas making it a perfect one-pot meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes. I also used ready made tom-yum paste that a dear friend gave me. But I have included the recipe for spice paste at the end.

Thai Style Split Pea Soup

Recipe adapted from Culinate:

Bowl of hot soup is such a comforting meal on a chilly winter day. I'm not a big fan of soup, but this split pea soup is so hearty and delicious that I went back for seconds. Original recipe is from Culinate. To make it perfect for a weeknight dinner, I pressure cooked the split peas making it a per...

Thai Style Split Pea Soup

Summary

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  • Coursesoups & stews
  • CuisineThai
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

Split Peas
2cups
Onion - medium, minced
1
Carrot - large, cubed
1
Garlic , minced
3 cloves
Coconut milk
1 16oz. cans of
Tom yum paste
2tbsp
Spinach - roughly chopped
2-3 cups
Cilantro - chopped
1/2 cup
Salt
to taste
Tom Yum Paste:
Lemon grass - roughly chopped from 2-3 lemon grass ribs
4tbsps
Garlic
5 cloves
Ginger or galangal - thumb size
1
Fresh red chili
1 (or use cayenne)
Coriander leaves & Stems
1/2 cup
Vegetable oil
1tbsp
Soy sauce
1tbsp
Lime juice
1/4 cup
Palm sugar/ brown sugar
3 heaping tsps
Spring onions
2-3

Steps

  1. Make Tom Yum paste: Process all the ingredients to a smooth paste. This paste can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or in the freezer for couple of months.
  2. Make Soup: Heat 2tsp oil in a pressure cooker/ large sauce pan. Add onion and garlic and cook until they begin to brown, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Next add carrots and cook for few more minutes until softened a little bit.
  4. Add the split peas, coconut milk, 4 cups of water and tom yum paste and salt. Cover the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles. If cooking in open pot, bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat; cover and cook for 45mins - 1hour, until split peas are completely soft.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro and chopped spinach.
  6. Serve hot.
Thai Style Split Pea Soup
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