Sweet Potato Basil Soup Recipe
Winter season heralds a bunch of festive occasions not only in India but everywhere in the world. We often find ourselves craving a variety of sweet, spicy, and savoury sweets. As the days of the festivals approach, it becomes difficult for us to choose healthy options over unhealthy ones. We tend to gorge on a range of winter delicacies like chocolates, cakes, bread, and many other bakery products that are usually high in fat and sugar.
Apart from making us gain unwanted weight, these unhealthy delicacies also deplete our bodies of essential vitamins and minerals. Its consequence can be seen in the health of our immune system. In the winters, your immunity levels are at an all-time low. Your body needs to replenish itself with nutrient-dense food items like whole grains, citrus fruits, and vegetables, and healthy fats. In its absence, your winter is bound to be characterised by you falling prey to various infections and diseases like flu and cold.
If you thought that staying warm by eating healthy is a difficult thing to accomplish, you could not be further from the truth. In fact, there are a ton of healthy recipes which will provide you with the taste you’ve been craving while keeping you warm and satisfying your appetite. This sweet potato basil soup is a perfect testimony to this fact.
How to Make a Delicious Sweet Potato Basil Soup
Two bowls of soup, Credit: Pixabay
Your search for the perfect comfort food will be over the moment you taste this deliciousness in a bowl. It’s smooth, velvety texture will make you addicted to it and there are going to be many more days ahead when you’ll find yourself getting in the kitchen and cooking the exact same thing again and again. Basil and ginger will add tons of flavour into this recipe, and the thickness brought about by sweet potato will remain in your memories. Without wasting anymore time, let’s get right into it.
Sweet Potato Basil Soup – Recipe
List of ingredients
Half a kilogram of sweet potatoes, baked and pureed
One can of milk of your choice
Two diced onions
Four diced garlic cloves
¼ cup of grated ginger
4 tbsps of chopped basil
2 tbsps of sesame or olive oil
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp turmeric powder
¼ tbsp dried rosemary and oregano
1 tbsp curry powder
5 tbsp cumin powder
Pour some oil in a large pot and begin sauteing garlic, onion, and ginger. Sautee them till they get a golden brown colour.
Add all the spices mentioned above.
Now cook for one more minute before you add the paste of sweet potatoes. Next, add the milk of your choice.
Let it all boil gently for sometime.
Bring down the heat to warm and cover the pot.
Let this mixture cook for another 10-15 minutes.
Using a hand-held blender, blends all the contents of the pot. You can also do it with a normal blender.
Season with salt and pepper.
If your soup is too thick, you can add 2-3 tbsps of water in it.
Your delicious sweet potato soup is now ready for you to savour.
This soup is a very healthy alternative to store bought soups. You know exactly the ingredients that go into it unlike the store bought ones that are filled with unknown, processed ingredients, preservatives, and sugar. The soup can be substitutes as your dinnertime meal or can be consumed in smaller quantities as an evening snack.