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    Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup With Apple-Mint Raita

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    55 mins

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    35 mins

    evelyn/athens's Note:

    By Eva Katz, from Fine Cooking, issue #55. This recipe is wonderful, and a great start to a holiday meal. I have also enjoyed this, cooled, in summer.

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    For the soup

    For the raita

    • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (nonfat or low-fat)
    • 1/2 apple, peeled, cored, and finely diced (such as Gala or Pink Lady)
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
    • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced fresh jalapeno, more to taste
    • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper


    1. 1
      Make the soup: Melt the butter in a soup pot over low heat. Cook the onion in the butter, stirring occasionally, until very soft but not browned, 10 to 13 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, and cardamom and cook for another minute. Increase the heat to high and add the jalapeno, sweet potatoes, 4 cups of the broth, and the salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are very soft, 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. 2
      In a blender, purée the soup in batches until very smooth. Rinse and dry the pot and return the puréed soup to it. Add the remaining broth and the cream, if using, and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add the lime juice and brown sugar, and season with salt and white pepper to taste.
    3. 3
      Make the raita: While the soup is simmering, combine the yogurt, apple, mint, and jalapeño in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    4. 4
      To serve: Ladle the soup into individual bowls and add a dollop of the raita.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 15, 2010


      I also made just the soup with this recipe. A couple changes, I increased the amount of ginger, cardamom and lime juice to punch up the flavor. I enjoyed this soup quite a lot.

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    • on April 18, 2007


      This was a very good soup. I'm not a huge fan of sweet potatoes but I really liked it. It has a great silky smooth texture. I didn't make the raita - just the soup. thanks for the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup With Apple-Mint Raita

    Serving Size: 1 (246 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 310.6
    Calories from Fat 63
    Total Fat 7.0 g
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    Cholesterol 19.2 mg
    Sodium 581.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 58.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
    Sugars 17.4 g
    Protein 5.4 g

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