Curried Sweet Potato Soup

This recipe from Cuisine at Home. It is easy and “different” in a good way. The recipe yields 4.5 cups. Try it!

Ingredients:

½ cup chopped onion
¼ cup celery, diced
¼ cup carrot, diced
1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 dried bay leaf
Pinch of red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 ½ cups sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 teaspoon curry powder
¼ cup dry white wine
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
½ cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained
¼ cup brown lentils
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
Salt to taste
Plain yogurt or sour cream

Procedure:

Sauté onion, carrot, celery, ginger, bay leaf and pepper flakes in oil in a pot over medium- high heat until soft, 8-10 minutes. Add sweet potatoes and curry powder; sauté 1 minute.

Deglaze pot with wine; simmer until almost evaporated, then stir in stock, tomatoes and lentils. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until lentils and sweet potatoes are tender, 25-30 minutes.

Off heat, stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro and salt. Garnish soup with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream and remaining cilantro.

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