Purée of Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup with Apple-Mint Raita

Purée of Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup with Apple-Mint Raita
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp. ground cardamom
  • ½-inch chunk (1 ounce) fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 5-½ cups homemade or low-salt canned chicken broth
  • + 11 more ingredients
    • 1 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
    • ½ cup plain nonfat or low-fat yogurt
    • ½ cup heavy cream (optional)
    • 1 Tbs. light brown sugar
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
    • 2 lb. sweet potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • ½ tsp. finely minced fresh jalapeño; more to taste
    • ½ fresh jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, and left whole
    • ½ firm, sweet apple, such as Gala or Pink Lady, peeled, cored, and finely diced

Melt the butter in a soup pot over low heat. Cook the onion in the butter, stirring occasionally, until very soft but not browned, 10 to 13 min. Add the garlic, ginger, and cardamom and cook for another minute. Increase the heat to high and add the jalapeño, sweet potatoes, 4 cups of the broth, a...

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