Peanut and Sweet Potato Soup

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This soup recipe comes from Africa and is a great balance of peanuts and sweet potatoes that is seasoned with cumin, coriander, garlic, cinnamon and cloves.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 teaspoons grated or chopped fresh ginger
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
    • 750g sweet potato, peeled and diced
    • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
    • 1 litre (4 cups) vegetable stock or water
    • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1/4 cup (30g) chopped, unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
    • 1 bunch chopped fresh coriander

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Fry the onion for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Mix in the garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cloves.
    2. Stir in the tomatoes, sweet potatoes and carrot. Continue to cook and stir about 5 minutes.
    3. Pour stock or water into the saucepan and season with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
    4. Remove the soup from heat. In a food processor or blender, blend the soup and peanuts until almost smooth. Season with cayenne pepper.
    5. Return to the saucepan. Whisk in the peanut butter and cook until heated through. Serve warm topped with fresh coriander.

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    Used different ingredients. I only had 300g of sweet potato so I used 250g of pumpkin aswell. I had about a 1/4 cup of red capsicum so i diced it and added it before simmering. When it was cooked I put my stick blender through it and then threw in chopped fresh coriander.I garnished with some chopped spring onion.  -  20 Mar 2009


    Not too sure about the addition of the tomato paste as suggested by jasanda 100  -  02 Aug 2009


    I thought it was quite good and I loved t yhe taste of the coriander added to it  -  02 Aug 2009