Serve this delicious vegetable soup hot with dollop of sour cream and garnish of chopped chives for best flavour.
I switched the numbers for the potatoes and sweet potatoes so that there are more sweet potatoes. I also used 1 10 oz. can of broth and cut the water to compensate. Cut the thyme and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp. curry powder and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Increase the buttermilk to 1 1/2 cups. Garnish with cilantro and sour cream instead of chives. Brilliant. This had a great color and consistency. I expected a more earthy, filling quality, but it's even better the next morning. You could make it entirely vegetarian by using vegetable broth. Oh, I forgot to mention that I do this in the slow cooker: Peel and chop your root veggies and let them cook in the broth on high for 4-6 hours. Reduce the heat to LOW, add the spices and buttermilk and cook for another hour. Use an immersion blender to purée it all. It's easier than transferring it to a traditional blender - 08 Jul 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is a very exotic soup: the spices give it a wonderful Middle Eastern flavor. Its thick enough that it could almost be used as a party dip with pita bread... Guaranteed to impress! - 13 Feb 2000 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I had a sweet potato bisque when I was back in college that reminded me a lot of pumpkin pie -- I was hoping that this recipe might get me something similar. I made a few changes to start -- I upped the number of sweet potatoes to 4, and regular potatoes to about 2.5. I used regular baking potatoes, but I think Yukons might work better next time. Along with the onions and garlic, I sauteed about a 1/3 cup carrots. I decreased the water to 6 cups, and made up the difference with chicken stock. After the spices were added, I also added about 3/4 cup brown sugar (slightly too much), about 1 generous tablespoon cinnamon, and a full pint of lowfat buttermilk. While the spices do give this dish a zing, the sweet potato flavor is sorely lacking. I will likely up the number of sweet potatoes next time to 5 or 6, and definitely cut back on the amount of regular potatoes, nutmeg and thyme as they were a bit overpowering. - 11 Oct 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)