Sweet Potato (Shakarkandi) Soup

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Sweet Potato is a large, starchy sweet root which is packed with fibre and nutrition. It can be boiled, baked, steamed or fried. Absolutely a filling food item, sweet potato helps weight loss as they are rich in fibre. They are a good source of Vit B, Vit C, Iron and anti-oxidants like beta-carotene and help reduce body inflammation. The best thing being it has natural sugar so those who have a sweet tooth and yet wish to lose weight can use it as a snack item.

I remember when we used to wait to go to local markets where at the corners a vendor used to bake Shakarkandi using coals and serve it with chatpata Masala and Nimbu (Lemon). Those were the days… Isn’t the childhood a huge bundle of joy and tiny mistakes that we laugh at now? The best part is to live that childhood again with your own child and learn in that process that how much your parents loved you and what all they sacrificed for bringing a smile to your face. This post is dedicated to those parents who made it a point to take their children to local markets specially for the chatpata street food and walking through those streets buying cheap but popular stuff along…

Coming back from the memory lane to the soup, the recipe is quick and simple. I have used fresh sweet potato, amla, beetroot and carrots. Both are sweet in taste and the perfect choice for the kids. I have avoided the use of Garlic, onions as it affects the natural flavour of this soup. Anybody prefers using these, feel free to add a Tadka of Onion Garlic to the ready soup.

Waiting for you to share your experience with me. Happy Cooking!!

Sweet Potato Healthy Soup Recipe
Sweet Potato Soup

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Sweet Potato (Shakarkandi) Soup
A simple and healthy recipe of sweet potato soup flavoured with bay leaf..
Sweet Potato Healthy Soup Recipe
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 15 min
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 15 min
Sweet Potato Healthy Soup Recipe
  1. Peel off the Sweet Potato, beetroot and carrot. Wash them along with amla properly under running water and chop in large chunks.
    Sweet Potato soup Recipe
  2. Add these chopped veggies to a pressure cooker with water as much as to dip 1 inches under water. Add bayleaf. I have skipped adding ghee. If you want you can first add ghee and saute bayleaf in it for 4 seconds, then add veggies and water. Give one whistle on full flame and simmer for 5 min.
    Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
  3. When pressure cools off, open the cooker. By now, its very well cooked.
    Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
  4. Remove Bayleaf. You can blend it using hand blender or mixer grinder.
    Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
  5. You can sieve it in a pan. Since sweet potato is thick in nature, the paste would be very thick and it would take an extra effort to sieve it.
    Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
  6. You can add more water as per the consistency you desire. Add Salt and Black Pepper as per taste.
    Sweet potato Soup Recipe
  7. The Sweet Potato Soup is ready. Serve it with your choice of breads. Enjoy!!
    Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Recipe Notes

I have added beetroot and amla for adding more nutrition to the soup. For a tangy flavour, one can add lemon juice and Chat masala too. I would suggest to add Ghee if you are making this soup for kids or for recovering health. Little bit of ghee is always a good idea even for those aiming at weight loss.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: bowl
Servings: 4
Amount per serving  
Calories 84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 19.9g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1.1g  
Protein 1.1g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 507mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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