Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mexican Chickpea Soup

Wish you all A Very Happy Belated Women’s Day.

On Women’s day I cook a hearty Mexican Chickpea Soup for my friends. I never knew that it will come out so wonderful because I missed one of the main ingredients that is chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I could not find them nearby and I have to use my foodie brain to make a substitute. I use pickled green chilly instead and that take away a portion of Mexico but it taste great. Take a look of the recipe.
Butternut squash   1 bowl peeled, cut into 1 inch square
Red Bell pepper    1 cut into 1 inch chunks 
Onion              1 cut into wedges
Garlic             5 to 6 cloves peeled
Oregano            1 teaspoon
Cumin powder       1 teaspoon
Ground cinnamon    1/2  teaspoon
Olive oil          2 table spoon
Chickpea           1 can, rinsed
Corn               1 can,  drained
Tomatoes           2 ripe, diced
Salt and pepper    to taste
Chopped cilantro    1/2  cup

For pickled Green chilly
Green chilly   4 to 5 deseeded 
Salt           1/4 teaspoon
Pepper         1/4 teaspoon
Paprika powder  1/4 teaspoon
Tomato sauce    1 tablespoon
Vinegar         1 1/2 table spoon
Oregano         1/2  teaspoon
Onion chopped   1 teaspoon
Garlic chopped  1/2  teaspoon
Mix all this ingredients for pickled green chili and leave it for  8 to 10 hours.When you use it in soup just chop them and add.


Put all the fresh veggies in a roasting pan now sprinkle salts, pepper, add chopped garlic and onion and one tablespoon of f oil in it. Coat well. Heat the oven to 425°F then roast the vegetables stirring just once for 15 minutes or until they are lightly browned and tender. Place a saucepan over a low heat then put the remaining oil in it add cinnamon powder, oregano and cumin powder stir for few second then add 5 large cups of water. Then add the chickpeas, tomatoes, corn and pickled green chilly with a spoonful of the mixture in which you dipped the chilies or you may use 1 teaspoon of minced canned minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Bring to boil then simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes till the flavor blend. Stir in the roasted vegetable and chopped cilantro.
You can sprinkle little bit of cheese if you like and garnish with a lemon wedge. Serve with bread rolls or corn tortillas. Your delicious Mexican Chickpea Soup is ready.

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Hari Chandana said...

Nice recipe.. looks gr8 !!

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Anonymous said...

Excellent flavors in this healthy and nutritious soup!

Katerina said...

I am a known sucker for Mexican! This soup is ideal for these last cold days of winter!

FOODESSA said...

I much prefer your twist on this sounds and looks absolutely delicious Sutapa...Well done!

Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

Dan.Eliot said...

Instead of all-purpose flour, use whole grain products in adding more nutrition in your meal. Using whole-wheat flour, bread and soy flour in biscuits, oatmeal in your baked muffins are a lot healthier than doing it otherwise. Look and prepare low fat recipe when baking biscuits and all-time favorite cakes, choosing applesauce will also give the much-loved taste but with less the fats.

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Heavenly Housewife said...

This looks a little bit like cholay, one of my all time favorite dishes. I love the spices you've used!
*kisses* HH
p.s. Hope you've entered my contest daaaaahling, there is a shiny Amazon gift card to be won with your name on it :D

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, this looks pretty awesome!! Way to totally kick up the flavor of chickpeas and make them a bit more fun :)


Angie's Recipes said...

This looks like a great comforting dinner for me!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

wonderful soup and so healthy ;-)

Catherine said...

This sounds delicious, dear! It looks like a warm and comforting dish!
Blessings, Catherine

Mary said...

What a wonderfully comforting bowl of soup. It looks delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Taste of Beirut said...

A hearty soup and there has never been a Mexican inspired dish I haven't loved!

Mary said...

This is a lovely soup. It is a perfect meal for the rainy weather we have been having. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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James said...

Very delicious!