Sauté onions and garlic in soup pot for 5 to 10 minutes.
Add all spices. Sauté for a couple more minutes, stirring constantly.
Add tomatoes and sweet potato. Stir until coated with spices. Add 1 1/2 cups of the water. Stir well to deglaze the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add 2 cups of the peas, stir, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove soup from heat. Add remaining 2 cups water. Purée soup in blender.
Return soup to pot. Add the remaining peas. Reheat and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
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