If you are looking at ways to consume this tuber, here is one more recipe. Sweet potatoes are often misconceived to be starchy tubers like potatoes. But in fact they are full of  antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and blood sugar-regulating nutrients. We found that this soup is one of the best ways to enjoy the benefits of sweet potato while pleasing the tongue! The peanut butter imparted a special zing to the soup while the ginger gave it a familiar punch and the combination of different flavors was a treat to enjoy. Here is how you can enjoy this too..

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe Source - here
Ingredients - 

Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 cups
Onion, chopped 1/2 cup
Sour Cream 1/2 cup (I used Curd/Yogurt)
Grated Lemon Zest 3/4 tsp 
Garlic, minced 1 Tbsp
Vegetable Stock 2 cups (Home made or store bought)
Water upto a cup (or as needed)
Smooth Peanut Butter 2 Tbsp
Butter /Ghee/Oil 2 tsp
Jeera powder 1 tsp (or to taste)
Chilli powder 3/4 tsp (or to taste)
Ginger grated 1 Tbsp
Lemon Juice as needed ( I used about 1-2 Tbsp)
Coriander Leaves, chopped 2 Tbsp
Salt to taste

Method Of Preparation - 

In a small bowl, add the lemon zest to the curd/yogurt and keep it aside.

In a heated stock pot, or a deep sauce pan, add butter/ghee and roast the minced garlic and chopped onions until they are golden brown in color.

Add the chopped sweet potatoes and the vegetable broth, cover and let it boil for about 10 min.

After the sweet potatoes are fork tender, either use an immersion blender or the regular counter-top blender to puree the mixture. [Don't forget to cool the mixture if using the counter-top blender.]

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Pour the mixture back in the stock pot/sauce pan and add the cumin powder, red chilli powder, salt and grated ginger.

Stir in the peanut butter and heat the soup through. 

Remove from heat and squeeze in lemon juice, adjust the taste if required and garnish with chopped coriander leaves before serving.

This soup is going to be a part of the menu I designed for the 'Design A Menu - 2' event happening here at Tamalapaku.
Also linking to the Bookmark Recipes jointly hosted by Priya and Aipi.

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 2-3 Adults

Posted by Harini on Tuesday, May 3, 2011


  1. Raji Says:
  2. Love the colour of the soup...very inviting and interesting too.

  3. It's really a sweet soup and very tempting!

  4. Potato soup looks amazingly colorful and delicious.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Wat a wonderful looking soup,delicious..

  7. Unknown Says:
  8. Yum, looks great, hey, if you have used a bookmarked recipe, please feel fere to participate in bookmarked recipe event on my blog.

  9. Unknown Says:
  10. a very deliciously inviting bowl, Harini! Love it!

  11. Hayley Says:
  12. colourful soup..looks inviting !

  13. aipi Says:
  14. The color is so appetizing- nice comfy soup!
    Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)
    US Masala

  15. divya Says:
  16. Wonderful presentation, tempting n looks fabulous..

  17. Madhavi Says:
  18. soup looks colorful and delicious.

  19. Creamy & filling soup dear..

  20. Suma Gandlur Says:
  21. Looks so colorful and creamy!

  22. Different recipe.Looks inviting
    South Indian Home

  23. Unknown Says:
  24. recipe looks interesting!...nice soup with sweet potato!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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