Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

We had the pleasure of making this delicious velvety Sweet Potato Coconut Soup for our interview with Global Reporter. Sweet potatoes are in season throughout the year so this is a great recipe to keep in mind when you are struggling to find fresh vegetables.

Link to the interview: https://youtu.be/VaTSs95vOHY

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4


Sweet Potatoes- 1 lb (500 gm), peeled and cubed
Unsweetened Coconut Milk – 14oz can
Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Red Chili Flakes – 1 tsp or to taste
Asafetida (Hing) – 1/8 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Onion – 1 small (approx. 1/4 lb or 125 gms
Ginger – 1 Tbsp, minced
Water – 2 Cups
Salt – to taste
Lime Juice – 2 tsp or to taste

Seasoning (Tadka):
Coconut Oil – 1/2 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Red Cilli Flakes – to taste
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig


1. Heat Coconut Oil in a saucepan on medium heat.
2. Add Asafetida, Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Flakes and Curry Leaves.
3. Add Onions and Ginger and cook till translucent
4. Add Sweet Potatoes and Salt and cook for 2-3 mins.
5. Add Water and cook till Sweet Potatoes are tender (about 15 mins)
6. Blend the mixture to a smooth consistency.
7. Return mixture to the pot and add Coconut Milk and Lime Juice. Heat through.
8. In a separate pan, heat 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil.
9. Add Mustard Seeds and allow them to pop.
10. Add Red Chili Flakes and remove from heat.
11. Place a sprig of Curry Leaves on the soup and pour seasoning over the top.

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