Ouma's Comforting, Healthy Vegetable Broth

Recipe by Zurie
READY IN: 45mins




  • Prepare the vegetables.
  • Measure the spices and prepare the ginger, and keep.
  • Make the broth/stock with hot water and cubes or granules, and press out the orange juice. Also add to the juice any orange flesh which comes loose in the juicing process.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot, and add the chopped onion, chopped potato and carrot(s). Stir well.
  • When the vegetables have softened slightly, add the fennel seeds, mustard or cardamom seeds, pepper and coriander.
  • Stir well and let the spices fry with the vegetables for a minute or two. Add a little bit more oil if necessary.
  • Add the sweet potato chunks (or butternut) to the pot, and also add the broth (stock), orange juice, ginger, sugar and salt.
  • Stir, bring to a simmer, turn heat low and put on lid at a slight angle.
  • Simmer until the vegetables are soft, about 30 minutes.
  • Pour the soup carefully into a processor, and process until fairly smooth. Taste for seasoning: you might want to add more salt.
  • Can wait in pot to be reheated a couple of hours later, or cooled completely and refrigerated for the next day.