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Sweet Potato soup

 

Sweet Potato Soup

Luke Coutinho (Designed by Priyanka Vithlani, Meal planning analyst)
Sweet potato soup is the perfect immunity rich winter soup. It is a rich blend of sweet potatoes, garlic, and a hint of herbs and spices.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 123.5 kcal

Equipment

  • Pressure cooker
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes until tender.
  • Add sweet potatoes and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add water (about 3-4 cups) and bring to a boil.
  • Cover the pressure cooker.
  • Reduce heat to medium and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.
  • Turn off the burner.
  • Open the lid and using a hand blender, puree the soup in the pot until smooth.
  • Stir in thyme, turmeric, coconut milk (if desired) and salt and pepper as per taste and cook for 2-3 mins more.
  • Relish and enjoy the super immunity boosting soup.

Variations:

  • Adding some coconut milk will bring about a creamy texture.
  • Can add fresh greens like spinach, spring onion - as per availability along with the sweet potato for more variations.
  • Top it with soaked pumpkin seeds too for the extra crunch.

Notes

  • Sweet potatoes are rich in fibre and antioxidants that promote growth of good gut bacteria thereby contributing to a healthy gut.
  • It’s a great energy dense food options for individuals who feel weak and in need of energy.
  • They are great sources of beta carotene that boosts vision and overall eye health
  • Anthocyanin-rich sweet potato helps improve brain health by reducing inflammation.
  • Along with sweet potato that is a must-have during winter, the addition of cold-busting ingredients like garlic and black pepper helps keep the immune system in good shape.

Nutrition

Calories: 123.5kcalCarbohydrates: 22.5gProtein: 1.5gFat: 2.5g
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