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Polish Yellow Split Pea Soup (Grochówka)

Servings: 4


  • 2 litres water
  • 250 g dried yellow split peas
  • 1 vegetable stock pot or cube
  • 4-5 small potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1/2 small parsnip, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp soya cream


  • Place the peas in a large pot filled with water and bring to a boil. Add the vegetable stock cube or pot and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Peel, rinse and chop the potatoes, carrot and parsnip. Add to the pot.
  • Add the olive oil to a large frying pan. Add the onions and fry over low-medium heat for 4 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and fry for another minute. Take off the heat, add the flour and stir before adding it to the pot. Add a dash of soya cream and cook for a further 35-40 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper as required.
  • Serve warm with a slice of buttered bread.