Indian Spiced Cabbage & Sweet Potato Soup

indiansoup I get a box of fresh organic vegetables delivered weekly from Food Connect which is great because I end up with seasonal produce that is fresh and sourced locally. Another bonus is that I end up with vegetables that I often wouldn't think to buy if I went to the grocer myself. This week the last two items left were half a red cabbage and two sweet potatoes. So i jumped online and I found this on http://www.blogher.com. I have changed it slightly to suit my tastes  and was surprised by how delicious it was. I always thought of cabbage soup as being something watery and disgusting but this was really tasty and quite substantial for a yogi's dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 3-inch chunk of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon of garam masala
  • half a head of medium-size red cabbage, cored and cut into stripes
  • 2 medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of whole canned tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh herbs to serve (I used parsley from my herb pots but would have used coriander if I had any)

Heat olive oil in a heavy-bottom pot over medium heat until it shimmiesand then add onion, garlic, and ginger to pot. Sauté until onion softens but not brown. Add in garam masala and keep stirring until it is fragrant, about 30 seconds.Add in red cabbage, sweet potatoes, and vegetable broth. Turn up the heat to medium high and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and cover the pot with lid. Simmer for about 25-30 minutes until vegetable are tender. Take off the heat and add in the can of tomatoes. Using a blender (I used a stick blender to make it easier) blend the soup in to a smooth paste. Stir in cannellini beans to soup.Turn the heat to medium high and bring to boil. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with a sprinkle of parsley.

This made enough for about 6 serves. Enjoy!

Comments

Anonymous
Anonymous
Indian foods and recipes are full spices ever but in the ingredient that you mentioned the olive oil is very perfect oil for meals and for the massage. I will buy all the ingredients when will go to market to buy essays uk book for my tomorrow coming lecture and i am weak on it.