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Sweet potato soup

 

Sweet potatoes are one of the oldest vegetables known to man and of the most beneficial one as well. So for today’s power foods food blogging group, I made one of the comforting dishes known to human kind. Soup.

Sweet potatoes are full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and blood sugar-regulating nutrients. “Recent research has shown that particularly when passing through our digestive tract, sweet potato cyanidins and peonidins and other color-related phytonutrients may be able to lower the potential health risk posed by heavy metals and oxygen radicals” Source WHF .

For this weeks power foods blog group, its the hearty, sweet potato soup. Welcome Fall!

 

 

38 Power Foods blog group  focuses on one ingredient each week taking inspiration from the book ; Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients from the editors of the whole living magazine. Each week we all  come up with recipes, stories, articles to encourage eating nourishing food.

Who is we all ? The following wonderful people who make nourishing food and talk about it on their blogs. Do check what they have come up with this week. Also, If you are a blogger and  love the idea of being part of the 38 power foods, we would love to have you join us.   Contact: Mireya(at)myhealthyeatinghabits.com for details.

Jill and Margo at Saucy Cooks;

Jeanette at jeanetteshealthyliving ;

Martha at Simply Nourished Living ;

Mireya at Myhealthyeatinghabits ;

Alyce at More time at the table ;

Casey at My Sweet and Savory

 

 

Sweet potato soup – Indian inspired

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/4th tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbs sliced ginger
  • 1 tbs chopped garlic
  • 2 small hot chilies
  • 2-3 lemon wedges
  • 1 medium size chopped tomato
  • 4 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 2 Cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2 tbs chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring the chicken stock to a rolling boil in a medium sized pan and add the turmeric and salt.
  2. Add in the sweet potatoes and cook for 10 minutes, covered on medium heat. After 10 minutes add the tomatoes and cilantro and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a small pan or use a tadka pan if you have it.
  4. Add in the cumin and wait for it to cook.
  5. Now add in the mustard seeds and wait for them to splutter.
  6. Ladle the soup into a bowl, place the curry leaves on top and now pour the hot oil infused with the cumin and mustard on top of the curry leaves.
  7. Enjoy hot. With a squeeze of lemon juice.
  8. We ate this with a little brown rice and peas pilaf.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Power Foods

http://www.spiceroots.com/2012/08/sweet-potato-soup-indian-inspired/

 

 

 

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Comments (15)
  1. I love Indian spices – sounds wonderful in this Sweet Potato Soup!

     
  2. Delicious recipe, Ansh! I’ve had sweet potato soup in my mind lately :)

     
  3. All I can say is Yum! As a fan of both sweet potatoes and soup, I’ve bookmarked this delicious soup recipe to try soon.

     
  4. awesome…this is in my to-do list now..
    Tasty Appetite

     
  5. My hubs is always singing praises of the sweet taters..I’m sure he’d love a bowl of this gorgeous, golden soup :)

     
  6. Hi Ansh, Its been long that I visited your lovely blog and here when I see a equally wonderful soup recipe. I like the way you tempered it. I freeze my curry leaves and they get brown after sometime. Can I still use them the way you added it fresh?

     
  7. Hey Ansh, I will definitely cook this soup soon. My life partner loves soup in a dinner with bread rolls. I normally make soup once in a week. Thanks for the recipe love.

     
  8. looks so healthy & delicious…mouthwatering!

     
  9. I am going to start making soups, very soon, just waiting for the weather to work with me and this is one to put on the top of the list. I loved using sweet potatoes, this week.

     
  10. Anshie, love the colour of the soup, its rich and creamy and so comforting!

     
  11. Anshieee! Just what I was looking for…my neice has a million allergies and a few foods are allowed while she’s on homeopathy medication. Was hunting for sweet potato recipes and voila! Now the problem is that she can’t have tomatoes & potatoes, so can I skip/substitute them with something else?

     
  12. pass me the bowl anshie; i am generally not a fan of soups but this one beckons me. sweet potatoes in an Indian twist must have been bagful of flavours !

     

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