spicy bolivian butterbean soup
since we still haven't moved in to our new home, i am doing a lot more eating out in london than cooking. the kitchen in our temp flat is not very inspiring, to say the least!
it isn't terribly cold in london these days (8 degrees C, 50 degrees F) but it's chilly enough to crave soup all the time, especially at lunch. one of my colleagues introduced me to this lovely soup kitchen called nusa located in clerkenwell, about a ten minute walk from work. nusa offers unusual soups like goan chickpeas and spinach, root vegetable and spicy bolivian butterbean. i was intrigued by the bolivian soup so tried it at lunch today. it was just delicious. the butterbeans were cooked to perfection in a spicy tomato broth. they also provided the necessary protein to a light meal. all nusa soups come wth a generous portion of freshly baked pita bread with sesame and kalonji seeds.
butterbean is another name for lima bean. it is of andean and mesoamerican origin. perhaps, sury or cesar who write the lovely blog lima (beans) and delhi cha(a)t can tell us more about these beans!
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