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

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

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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