This vegetable soup with kumara, chickpeas, capsicum, and other veggies is a delicious meal for any occasion. Try serving with a crusty bread.
Tamari is a dark form of soy sauce made purely from soy unlike some others that may contain wheat also. Normal soy sauce can be used as a substitute.
To make this dish vegan, substitute the chicken stock for vegetable stock.
Kumara is known in Australia as a Sweet Potato.
Yum... loads of veggies and it tastes great too! I am not good at estimating how amounts of veggies translate into cups of ingredients, so I bought too much produce at the store. I learned from it though and hopefully this info will help others: 2 c. sweet potatoes = two smallish sweet potatoes; 2 c. onion = 1 yellow onion; 1/2 c. celery = 3 stalks; 1 c. tomato = 2 small tomatoes (the little ones that come on the vine); 3/4 c. gr. pepper = about 2/3 of a regular green pepper. Woo hoo! - 28 Sep 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Definitely double the stock. I skipped the saute step and just put all ingredients in the crock pot on low for 8 or so hours. The house smelled wonderful and the soup was a huge hit with our guests. I doubled the sweet potato just because we enjoy it so much. I subbed soy sauce for tamari and left out the turmeric because I didn't have any. Easy and so satisfying on a cold January night! - 21 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I must say that the aroma was absolutely heavenly as this was cooking! My modifications: I cut the oil in half, I added the peppers in with the onions/garlic/sweet taters in the beginning, used a full can of garbanzo beans, cut the salt in half, and added an extra cup of broth (beef instead of chicken because it's what I had on hand). This is a very flavorful soup, and the spice combination is unique for a vegetable soup. Very delicious and I will make again, even in the dead heat of summer. - 05 Aug 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)