Yellow Pea Broth with Tomatoes

         Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Soups, Appetizers, Vegetables

2/3 c Yellow split peas 1/2 ts Turmeric 1/2 ts Coriander 8 c Water 1/2 tb Peanut oil 1 ts Mustard seeds 3 lg Ripe tomatoes, peeled, - seeded & chopped 1 tb Corn oil Salt & pepper 2 tb Cilantro, chopped Combine spolit peas, turmeric, coriander, water & oil in a large pot. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, reduce heat, partially cover & cook until peas are soft & break down when crushed. Puree till smooth. Heat clean pot over moderately high heat, add mustard seeds & fry till they begin to pop. Add tomato & cook until it softens, 2 to 3 minutes. Add pureed split pea mixture. Stir in corn oil & season. Serve hot or chiled, garnished with cilantro. Adapted from Yamuna Devi, "Yamuna's Table"