Curried Spinach & Chick Pea Soup Recipe
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 each garlic cloves, minced
1 medium carrot, grated
1/4 cup raw barley
1 each bay leaf
2 1/2 cup stock
4 cup cooked chick peas
3/4 lb spinach, steamed & chopped
1 small zucchini, diced
1 1/2 tsp favourite curry powder
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp cumin
1 salt & pepper
2 cup stock
2 tbsp lemon juice
Heat oil & saute garlic for 1 minute. Add carrot, barley, bay leaf &
2 1/2 c stock. Bring to a boil, cover & simmer for 15 minutes. Puree
half the chick peas & add to the pot with the spinach, zucchini &
seasonings. Simmer covered for another 10 minutes. Add the rest of
the chick peas, the remaining stock & lemon juice. Simmer gently for
another 15 minutes until the barley is tender.
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