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Saturday 27 September 2014

Minty Sweet Potato Soup

          Sweet Potatoes are more nutritious and healthy than plain potatoes. So it is a very good option for diabetics. There can be many variations to this delicious soup. To have it in a lemony flavour, just add some lemongrass or kaffir lime leaves. You can as well add some grated ginger, which in turn will give a different taste and flavour. 

          Mint can also be substituted with coriander leaves. So in this way you can dish out this amazing one-pot meal in a different avatar each day. Enjoy with some bread sticks or croutons for a healthy and light meal anytime of the day.

  • 1 med. size sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder or to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • handful of mint leaves
  • 3 cups vegetable stock / water
  • mint leaves to garnish

          Heat olive oil in a pan add the bay leaf, followed by the garlic and saute till it changes colour. Then add the onion and fry till translucent.

          Now add the sweet potatoes, salt, pepper powder, mint leaves and 3 cups stock and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. 

          Cool and blend. Just before serving, heat through and serve, garnished with mint leaves.

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