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Delicious & Comforting Sweet Potato and Tomato Soup!

  • Namrata Edward
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Making your own soup is such a homely, comforting experience. Ditch the commercial stuff and make your own thick, creamy, flavourful soups that are full of nutrition and homemade goodness. This one right here, is my personal favourite. The sweet pota

Preparation

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

25 min

Total Time

40 min

Ingredients

Sweet Potato: 250 Gms, Peeled and Coarsely Chopped

Water: 5 Cups

Garlic Cloves: 3-4 Finely Chopped

Medium Tomatoes: 4 Blanched and Peeled

Coriander: 2 Tablespoons Chopped

Bay Leaf: 1

Cinnamon: 1 Small Stick

Green Chili: 1 Mediuim-Sized, Chopped

Oil: 1 Teaspoon

Ginger: 1 Small Piece Minced

Pepper Powder:1/4 Teaspoon

Cumin Powder: 1/4Teaspoon

Salt: To taste

Juice of Half Lemon

There was a time when making soup meant tearing open a packet of packaged soup powder and preparing it according to the instructions. Don't remember how or when I started making soup from scratch but now it's been years since I bought one of those soup powders. Making your own soup is such a homely, comforting experience. Ditch the commercial stuff and make your own thick, creamy, flavorful soups that are full of nutrition and homemade goodness.

Starchy with a delicate buttery flavor, sweet potatoes are among the best veggies to add texture o home-made soups. Tomatoes give the soup it's vibrant color and add a tangly taste that perfectly complements the creaminess of the root-veggie. A super easy and nourishing soup to whip up on a rainy Saturday evening!

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METHOD: 

1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the cinnamon stick and bay leaf.

2. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and green chilli. Cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes till onion turns translucent.

3. Add the sweet potato and 3 cups of water. Cook on high pressure for up to three whistles. The sweet potato should be tender.

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4. Discard the cinnamon stick and bay leaf.

5. Blend the cooked sweet potato with the blanched tomatoes. Mix with the remaining 2 cups of water.

6. Bring the soup to a boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt, pepper powder and cumin powder. Garnish with coriander leaves.

7. Mix in the lemon juice just before serving. 

AUTHOR

Namrata Edward Kshitij

I am a minimalist vegan on a budget and I share simple and practical tips on how to live a happy and fulfilling life as a vegan in India--without drilling a hole in your wallet. I had my reservations earlier, but going vegan was the best decision I made.

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