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

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


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

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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