One of my favorite soups growing up was Asparagus soup. Growing up in India, Asparagus soup was only served in one upscale restaurant in town and so I had to earn my trip to that restaurant to order it.
When I moved to the US several years back, I was so happy and surprised that Asparagus was so easily available in the markets. Thus began my journey of making Asparagus soup at home.
Again, a very easy quick meal that you can whip up for the family.
Asparagus- a bunch chopped up till the ends (where the hard part begins- discard the hard ends)
1/4 cup of sweet peas
1 large onion chopped roughly
Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
Cayenne powder depending on spice level
Salt to taste
Vegetable Broth or Water- 1/2 cup
1 Tsp of sunflower seeds for garnish.
Place a pot under medium flame. Add oil, then garlic, chopped up onions and Asparagus and saute for 5 minutes.
Add salt to taste, turmeric powder, and cayenne depending on your spice level.
Add 1/4 cup sweet peas and mix well. Sweet Peas offers a very green and sweet flavor to the dish. I add sweet peas to keep the green color as opposed to blanching.
Add 1/2 cup of vegetable broth or water. Keep covered and cook for about 2-3 minutes .
Now transfer the contents to a blender and blend it to a smooth consistency.
Garnish with sunflower seeds.