Rasan Soup

rasan soup

Rasan Soup

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Servings: 4
Calories: 220
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes


  • 4 oz yellow split peas soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks thinly sliced
  • 1 small leek trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons medium oatmeal
  • 1 3/4 pints chicken stock
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons natural low-fat yogurt optional
  • 4 thin lemon slices to garnish


  • Put the split peas, onion, celery, leek, lemon rind, lemon juice, turmeric and oatmeal into a saucepan, stir them together and pour on the stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  • Swirl the yogurt on top, if using, and garnish the soup with the lemon slices. Serve hot.
  • Turmeric not only gives a distinctive flavour to the soup but also adds colour. Buy all spices in small quantities and store them in a cool dark place.
Calories: 220 kcal
Carbohydrates: 34 g
Protein: 14 g
Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 7 mg
Sodium: 322 mg
Potassium: 662 mg
Fiber: 9 g
Sugar: 10 g
Vitamin A: 442 IU
Vitamin C: 15 mg
Calcium: 84 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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