Sweet Potato, Chilli and Coriander Soup

Smooth and Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Asian Flavors
Sweet Potato, Chilli and Coriander Soup

Sweet Potato, Chilli and Coriander Soup

by Sue Lau  | Palatable Pastime

I am back again this month with Group D of the Secret Recipe Club, a steadfast group of food bloggers who sample each other’s recipes each month. This month I was assigned Food, Baby, Life and selected Kumara, Chilli and Coriander Soup from Susan’s offerings to do for my post.

Susan has so many wonderful recipes there. It was difficult to narrow it down! But I finally settled on the sweet potato soup out of my top four picks.  Sweet potato is called kumara in New Zealand.

It’s a nice time of year for soups with things cooling down outside. And the flavors in this are so interesting! It is keeping with my theme of these past few days of having Asian food. I think I may have gone too long without making this type of cuisine so may end up binging on it. That happens from time to time as I go through phases of what I like to eat.

I hadn’t quite made this soup the same was as Susan did. I did roast my sweet potatoes, hoping it would give them an even smoother velvety texture. Plus it shortened the time I was at the stove since I could just throw them in the oven and get back in there when my timer went off. And instead of using a stick blender I went with my food processor. I had a stick blender once. I gave it away. It was taking  up valuable space when I could have every other gadget in the world (I seemingly collect them all) so lightening up on at least one was a big step  on my part.

This made a nice light dinner as I served these with some pseudo Thai-Viet-Chinese soft rolls with roasted Peking duck and a dipping sauce. I did buy the duck already roasted from an Asian market to make things easy. You know how it is. I’ll post that one soon.

Also, be sure to click on the green “reveal day” box to check out a linky party of everyone in the Secret Recipes group (it goes to my other blog where I keep my linkups, but the link is safe and is part of Palatable Pastime). We have a collection of recipes for this month we are hoping you will enjoy.

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Sweet Potato, Chilli and Coriander Soup #SRC

Sweet Potato, Chilli and Coriander Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Sweet Potato, Chilli and Coriander Soup

  • 1 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2  large onion,  diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek chile paste
  • 5 ounces coconut milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Prick potatoes with fork several times and wrap in foil.
  3. Bake for 75-90 minutes or until fork tender; cool and peel.
  4. Saute onion and garlic in the coconut oil until soft; let cool.
  5. Puree sweet potatoes, cilantro, and cooked onion with one cup of the broth until smooth.
  6. Pour puree into saucepan with remaining broth, sambal, and coconut milk; heat until hot enough to serve.
  7. Garnish with extra cilantro if desired.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Sweet Potato, Chilli and Coriander Soup


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34 responses

  1. Another great recipe! I absolutely ADORE sweet potatoes, and for some reason never made a soup with them – silly!

    pinning your version right away!

    Have a great Reveal Day!

  2. Still in the high 70s here in California but cooler weather is coming soon. I love the color and the ingredients. I’ve put this on my list to make.

  3. Thanks Sue! I love you made this one as it’s literally one of the only soups I can get my husband to eat. Must be time to make it again! And did you notice … I had your blog this month!! I found it really hard to choose from all your gorgeous recipes but very happy with what I ended up going with 🙂

  4. I could eat soup every day in the Fall and Winter. I love warming up with soup. This sounds so yummy! Great SRC pick!

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