So I was waiting for food to happen recently, while I had an encounter with Mr Soybean. Not just any Soy, this Bean meant business. I was amazed to find these little glorious nuggets of joy waiting for me at the counter, and I decided to pounce on them.
But the elusive Mr Soy, who has been till date not in my daily meals, suddenly gracefully leaped into my shopping cart. I came back home with a sunkissed girl by my side and I decided to make him good.
After an overnight soak in a bottle of filtered water, the man was ready to roll.
So I opened the lid of my humble pressure cooker, and put a lug of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to moisten the Ham that I had bought, and let it become crisp and dark and render all its fat.
After the Ham had done its duty I removed the crisp bit of goodness and added 2 large Onions, chopped, about 10 odd cloves of Garlic, and some Ginger, grated fine. while they were busy frying, I added my soybeans, about 250 gms of Chicken (on bone please) and 3 Tomatoes, cut in quarters, skin intact.
Adding sufficient water was a task, as I had no clue how much. But i figured, a cup for a cup would be good, so I put in about 500 ml of water.
Finally, I slapped on the pressure cooker lid and let the baby do what it did best!
After half an hour and god knows how many whistles….
Okay, I have a beautiful broth.
Now to the next part.
Again, a lug of Olive Oil. Thank You Rosella!!
Add some chili flakes. And some Tomato Puree. And mix it together.
And a huge pinch of Thyme (ADORE THE HERB) and the ham, crumbled now.
Then the cooked mixture, mashed just a bit with my potato masher.
Salt. Check. Pepper. Check.
Done! Its Incredible, actually.