Peanut Soup With Okra Croutons Recipe

Step 1

Place oil, pepper flakes & coriander in a large non-stick pot & fry over moderate heat until the seeds begin to darken. Add vegetables & peanuts & cook for 3 minutes. Pour in the stock & bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat & simmer 30 minutes. Cool slightly & puree. Gently reheat, add lemon juice & season to taste. Serve in shallow bowls garnished with okra croutons.

Step 2

CROUTONS: Prehaet oven to 375F. Rinse okra under running water, drain & pat dry with paper towels. Combine cornmeal, seasonings, salt & okra in a bag. Seal & shake well.

Step 3

Spray a baking sheet with oil, spread okra slices in a single layer & spray them with oil too. Bake until crisp & browned, spraying & stirring twice during cooking. Should take 30 minutes.

Yamuna Devi, "Yamuna's Table"

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2tb Peanut oil
  • 1/4ts Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2tb Coriander seeds
  • 1/2c Celery, diced
  • 1/2c Carrot, diced
  • 2/3c Butternut squash, diced
  • 2/3c Potatoes, diced
  • 1c Peanuts, roasted, shelled &
  • - unsalted
  • 6c Stock
  • 1tb Lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper
-----------OKRA CROUTONS----------------
  • 1 1/2c Okra, thinly sliced
  • 3tb Cornmeal
  • 1/4ts Cumin
  • 1/4ts Cayenne
  • 1/4ts Herbal salt
  • Olive oil spray

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