Sunday, 29 August 2010

Sweet Potato and Chilli Soup

What you need
  • 1-2 tbl spoons vegetable oil, salt, pepper
  • 2 chillies
  • 3 parsnip roots
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 bunch of fresh chives and spring onions
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 litre water
Equipment: food processor, pot

How you do it
  • cut chillies in halves, wash and remove the seeds. then chop into small bits
  • peel onion, garlic cloves, parsnip roots and sweet potatoes
  • wash chives and spring onions
  • chop the onions, garlic cloves and parsnip roots into small bits
  • put the vegetable oil into the pot and heat up
  • when the oil is hot add the chopped chillies, parsnips, garlic and onions. add salt and pepper. stir and mix and then let it cook for ca 5 min.
  • in the meantime, cut the peeled sweet potatoes into smaller chunks. chop the spring onions into small pieces.
  • add the sweet potatoes - cook for 2-3 min then add the chopped spring onions.
  • cook for another 5 minutes while stirring
  • now add the 1 litre water and bring to the boil.
  • when the soup boils reduce heat - put a lid on the pot and let simmer for ca 25 min.
  • remove from cooker and let it cool down for ca 1 hour.
  • in the meantime chop the chives - but do not add them just yet.
  • when the soup is cooled down - process it in the blender/processor until smooth.
  • put it back into the pot and heat up until it just boils.
  • then add the chopped chives, mix and cook it for another 1-2 min.
  • either serve - or remove from cooker.

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