Sweet Potato Soup With Coconut milk and Spices

 

DSCF6250 Sweet potato soup

The weather was extremely mild and warm until the end of 2015, but winter has finally arrived! I am not complaining, I like it when there is frost and snow. It is beautiful!

My soup pot is simmering gently on my stove again, this time with a sweet potato soup with coconut milk, chilli and a dash of fragrant spices.

Sweet potato soup with coconut milk and spices

Sweet potato soup with coconut milk and spices

  • Sweet potato (medium) – 2-3 (500 g)
  • White onion – 1
  • Garlic – 1 clove
  • Celery – ½ stick
  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh red chilli – 1
  • Garam masala powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Chicken or vegetable stock – 1 litre
  • Coconut milk – 1 can
  • Salt

Method

  • Peel sweet potatoes, onion, garlic and carrot.
  • Cut all the vegetables and red chilli into medium sized chunks.
  • Sauté the vegetables in a soup pot or in a large saucepan with olive oil for 5 – 6 minutes or until the onion starts to soften.
  • Add garam masala and a litre of chicken or vegetable stock, simmer gently for 20 -30 minutes until the sweet potatoes start to break down.
  • Remove the soup from the fire and cool it down.
  • Blend the soup in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Transfer the puréed soup back to the pot and heat gently to simmer.
  • Add water or coconut milk to adjust the consistency of the soup according to your liking.
  • Serve it hot with a dash of coconut milk and some crisp bread thins if you have it.