Sweet potato lentil soup

 

My theme for the week at Blogging Marathon is Root Vegetables and I am so glad that, for once, it’s a problem of plenty. Usually I have to skip themes or recipes since certain key ingredients won’t be available. But if this place has something, it’s a variety of root vegetables. 
For the first day, I have chosen the versatile sweet potato. You can make so many recipes with this be it fries, wedges, curry, dips, hummus, cakes, soups, etc.  I was looking to get more veggies as soups since it’s a healthy dinner and also the easiest way to get the vegetables into my toddler. This soup, adapted from here, is a delightful combination of sweet potato and red lentils with seasoning and spices. Do try –

Serves 3

WHAT WE NEED

Oil                                         2-3 tsp

Garlic                                   2 cloves

Ginger                                  1″ piece

Onion, medium                2

Coriander chutney           2-3 tsp

Red lentil/ masoor dal    1/2 cup

Sweet potato                     300 gms

Red chilly powder            1-2 tsp

Vegetable stock                500 ml

Whey or Milk                    200 ml        

Salt            

Sunflower seeds              2 tsp
WHAT TO DO

  • Heat the oil and add the ginger and garlic
  • Once th garlic starts turning brown, add the onions and fry till they turn translucent.
  • Add the lentils, coriander chutney, chilly powder and vegetable stock. Cover and cook.
  • Wash and peel the sweet potato. Grate or finely chop it and add it to the lentils.
  • Add salt and cook covered for around 20 minutes till the lentils and sweet potatoes are completely cooked.
  • Let it cool and then blend it with an immersion blender.
  • Toast the sunflower seeds and add it to the soup.
  • Warm the soup before serving.
  • Enjoy!

  NOTES

  1. The coriander chutney can be replaced with coriander leaves and stalks. In that case, increase the chilly powder by another 1 tsp.
  2. I had excess whey and hence I used it. Milk will work perfectly fine.

This is my entry for Blogging Marathon under Root Vegetables.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. srividhya says:

    Love these soups anytime. PErfect for toddlers and kids

  2. Srivalli says:

    surely sounds interesting..I mostly eat just boiled sweet potato, yet to try different dishes with it..

  3. gayathriraani says:

    Looks so creamy and inviting..

  4. harini says:

    Looks very creamy and filling.

  5. Vinny Grette says:

    Sweet potatoes are sure coming into their own! I use them in lots of things now, even cakes and breads – https://cookupastory.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/heart-smart-sweet-potato-pancakes-for-your-sweetie/

  6. Jayanthi says:

    Sweet potatoes and lentils is such an unique combination. An healthy option too!

  7. usha says:

    Soup with sweet potato and masoor sounds interesting.

  8. Suma Gandlur says:

    Love the spicy touches to this filling soup.

  9. Kalyani says:

    lentil and sweet potato- now thats a new combo ! good job with the theme !

  10. Pavani says:

    That is a comforting, hearty and delicious sweet potato & lentil soup.

  11. Padma Rekha says:

    the texture of the soup looks so good nice combination of sweet potato and lentil

  12. We all love sweet potato and the soup is a wonderful idea to use the vegetable.

  13. Priya Suresh says:

    Hearty and healthy soup, prefect for chilled weather.

  14. Very filling and comforting soup.

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