Monday, March 9

Gingery Sweet Potato Soup


When i did announced the event SWC:Soups, it was really hot here in Singapore. I didn't felt like having or cooking soups at all. And then i made that chilled refreshing Gazpacho Soup. Usually it rains a lot here in December and January, but as per records, this month January was the driest jan. in a decade. And it followed till almost end of feb. But, thanx god , now its finally raining, raining a lot (nowadays climate has gone so unpredectable), and we felt like having hot soups. So for yesterday dinner i made this along with Instant corn dhokla( recipe coming soon)

Something about Sweet potatoes,they are a great source of beta-carotene, essential for vision. The soup had a strong taste of ginger, and was perfect for a filling dinner in a rainy day.

Ingredients:

1 small onion,cut coarsely
2 garlic cloves,chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
1 carrot, chopped coarsely
1 stalk of fresh lemongrass, thinly sliced crosswise
100 gms sweet potato, peeled and cut into big chunks
2 cups vegetable broth or 2 vegetable stock cubes.
Salt to taste
1/2 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Method:

In a pressure cooker add onion, garlic, ginger, carrot ,lemon grass and sweet potato. Cover and and cook for a whsitle, till the potatoes are tender.
Transfer the sweet potato to a blender. Puree the sweet potato soup.
Return the soup to the saucepan.Add stock cubes and season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
Pour the soup into a bowl, top with the cilantro and serve.

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Sending this to SWC:Soups, (started by LG ) Hosted at my blog.

21 comments:

Cynthia said...

You had me at ginger :)

Smitha said...

Neha,
This is terrific. will try it out once sweet potatoes are available out here. YUMMY! and great clicks.

Chitra said...

oh,this is new to me,will try it out:)

Lavanya said...

new to me..looking spicy n yummy neha!!nice pic too :)

Pooja said...

Nice soup.....

Aparna Prabhu said...

I never knew SP can be used for soup new one. Will surely try and this time not my Hubby ;)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Nice soup, soup with sweet potatoes is new to me. Will like to try it. Bookmarked.

spicencook said...

Yummy........... slurpppppppp......!!!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow sour and yum..Looks scrummy....

Asha said...

Beautiful color Neha, good one! :)

Alka said...

Never knew one can use sweetpotatoes like this,loved the look of the soup
Also Happy holi to u and ur family...enjoy !

Usha said...

Lovely soup, unique combination of ingredients!

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely Soup...Looks great Neha.

Ashwini said...

Love the flavor of ginger, unique combination but looks yum..Lovely color of the soup..

Vanamala said...

Sounds good...nice soup

Uma said...

soup looks wonderful Neha! Lovely color.

AnuSriram said...

Thats a lovely cup of soup! Well presented!

Madhumathi said...

The soup looks very tasty!

ajay said...

lovely presentation. Just the look of the soup alone tells me it's yummy :)

sowmya said...

nice colour...and thanks for the idea that sweet potatoes can be used in soup..good one..

Hema said...

terrific recipe!

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