This warming and filling soup uses three different kinds of each of the main ingredients — pulses, meat, vegetables and bread. It may sound complicated, but in fact it is only the cooking time that is long, not the preparation, and it is well worth the effort. Serve it as a main dish.
If possible, make pea soup the day before you want to eat it: the soup will be much better. It may have gone very thick, but gentle heating will restore its fluidity — if necessary add a little more wa