Pressure cooker lentil and split pea soup

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    A pressure cooker lets you make hearty lentil and split pea soup with just 30 minutes of cooking time.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 200g red lentils
    • 200g yellow split peas
    • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
    • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
    • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 2L chicken stock
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Place the lentils, split peas, onion, carrots, garlic and cumin into a pressure cooker; stir in the chicken stock. Seal the cooker, bring to pressure over medium heat and reduce heat to keep the pressure stable; cook under pressure for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow pressure to subside. When the cooker is at normal pressure, remove the cover, season with salt and pepper and stir in lemon juice to serve.

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    The only difference between this and one I make is like one other suggested is vegetable broth, and I also add a sweet potato to make it a little heartier. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I try it this way next time  -  06 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good soup. I added ham and the broth which I pressure cooked first and pulled the meat off. I also added celery, a potato, and garlic in a jar already cleaned and chopped from Costco (3T). Since I didn't have enough ham broth, I supplemented it with low sodium chicken broth. I added the carrots (shredded) later as a last step for 15 min.  -  16 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The instructions to cook this for 30 minutes in a pressure cooker are wrong. This takes about 15 minutes in a modern pressure cooker. This may be why some of the other reviewers scorched theirs. The outcome is a smokey, thick soup that is good. It lacks some kick, not flavour, but some kick so I added fresh hot peppers and it seemed to help. Thank you BELEDONA for your recipe.  -  01 Feb 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)