Thai Flavoured Sweet potato & Coconut Soup

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Hello Everyone 

Since it is still cold  & grey all around at this part of the world  I would like to bring you all a soup recipe to warm your heart & body . A soul soothing and heart warming soup made from sweet potatoes with thai inspired flavours and then thinned out with some delicious coconut milk . So when I said thai flavours you must be thinking is this going to be vegetarian or does it have some hidden ingredients which are not vegetarian . But the good news is this soup is not only vegetarian but also vegan so it’s suitable if you have any kind of lactose intolerance or allergies . 
This soup is made from real & simple ingredients without any additives or colours added extra . The flavour is from all  natural ingredients and cooked with a lot of love . Most of the thai dishes does use palm sugar to finish the dishes , so the sweetness of the sweet potatoes really complements with the other bold flavours in the soup .  Also it is super filling you actually don’t need to serve it with any kind of bread , just a slightly tossed spinach salad would really go with the soup , but if you wanna thick crusty bread oh yeah go for it. 

Oh another thing I want to tell you is this soup was made in a very very easy method made in my favourite gadget called Instapot . Dont worry people if you dont have an instapot , you can always use a pressure cooker or even just a stove top sauce pan would also work . Only difference on a sauce pan it would take longer but in a pressure cooker it would faster , but in the instapot it will be done in a jiffy , isn’t that cool ? LOL 

I think I should explain to you how to make the soup now , instead of boring you with all these stuff LOL 

Thai flavoured sweet potato & Coconut Soup
Serves 4
A vegan sweet potato & coconut soup with thai flavours
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
134 calories
16 g
0 g
8 g
2 g
7 g
156 g
66 g
5 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134
Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 66mg
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Thai paste
  1. Thai Chilles - 2 or 3 (more if you want it hurt your a@$ LOL)
  2. Lemon Grass- chopped 1 tablespoon
  3. Onion - 3 to 4 shallots / 2 tablespoon chopped yellow onions
  4. Galangal- 1 inch piece
  5. Cilantro Stalks- 1/2 tablespoon (You can use the leaves for the soup)
For the soup
  1. Onions - half of a medium sized onion chopped finely
  2. Garlic- 3 cloves chopped finely
  3. Sweet Potatoes - 2 medium sized cubed
  4. Kaffir Lime leaves - 7 no
  5. Cilantro leaves - finely chopped 1/2 tablespoon
  6. Paprika - 1/4 teaspoon
  7. Salt - as needed
  8. Lime Juice - 2 to 3 tablespoons
  9. Coconut Oil - 1/2 tablespoon
  10. Water- 3 to 4 cups
  11. Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  1. 1. In a blender place all the ingredients for the thai paste with little water and blend it till smooth like really smooth . You can also use some thin coconut milk to blend the paste .
  2. 2. I will be explaining the method of making the soup in the Instapot here and will give the press cooker & stove top options in the notes
  3. 3. In the Instapot turn on the saute mode when the pot is hot add oil then add onions , garlic to it saute for 30 seconds .
  4. 4. Now add sweet potatoes , 2 tablespoons of the thai paste feel free to add more if you want it spicy .Add all the ingredients for the soup except the lime juice and coconut milk to the pot .
  5. 5. Cancel the Saute mode turn on manual , close the lid and 5 minutes on manual .
  6. 6. When the five minutes is up wait till the pressure releases naturally , open the lid then cool it little bit and puree it smoothly in a blender .
  7. 7. Now put back this puree into the instapot back , turn on saute mode add lime juice and coconut milk mix it add salt if required .
  8. 8. Turn off and garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot .
  1. 1.So if you dont have an Instapot do not worry amigo , you can use a pressure cooker . If you are using a pressure cooker its the same method but it will take a bit longer to cook and naturally release the pressure.
  2. 2. What if you dont have a pressure cooker either , no worries mate a good old sauce pan would do the charm but the cooking time will be like 20 minutes .. And you may need to watch it closely to avoid any kind of mishaps
How did you all like it ??? Isn’t that exciting to make a totally vegan comforting soup and have it at the comfort of your home.

I am super excited about the whole thing , are you going to make it .. If you are making it please please please show it to me I will be so happy to see it


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Happy Onam – A few Onam recipes from me and my friends


 Hello Hello Everyone 

Happy Onam 

It’s that time of the year where every malayalees around the world celebrate together this auspicious harvest festival without any boundaries . This festival brings all of us together no matter which part of the world you are in . Its my immense pleasure to bring you all few sadya dishes from my archive as well as few contributions from my dear friends. 

Before we start with the dishes an introduction to this festival those who are not aware of it . 
“Onam is an ancient festival which still survives in modern times. It is one of the rarest festivals which is celebrated by a complete State, irrespective of religion, caste and creed. Kerala’s rice harvest festival and the Festival of Rain Flowers, which fall on the month of Chingam, celebrates the Asura King Mahabali’s annual visit from Patala (the underworld). Onam is unique since Mahabali (locally known as Maveli) has been revered by the people of Kerala. The King is so much attached to his kingdom that it is believed that he comes annually from the nether world to see his people living happily. It is in honour of King Mahabali that Onam is celebrated. ” 
Source- Wikipedia 

This festival brings out a lot of memories for me the morning hunt for flowers to make the pookalam , the faint smell of thumbapoo & shankhu pushpin , the aroma of coconut oil in the air , the excitement to wear new dress and meeting all cousins at grand ma’s house .I clearly remember the hustle and the exciting prep done by all my aunts, mom & grated ma just a day before onam, how I miss those days . 

To reminisce those days I have made a collective sadya post from my archives and from my lovely friends Sonal, Swati, Suchi and Sarika . 

Check out all the recipes and have a happy & prosperous Onam 



Nellikka Achar 
Udupi Style Sambar By Sonal 

Tomato Dal Rasam by Sarika 


Okra/Vendakka Thoran by Swati 

Avial/ Mixed vegetable curry in ground coconut 

Pumpkin Erissery
Kurukku Kalan / A yoghurt based raw plantain and yam curry 

Cheru Parippu Payasam/ Split yellow moong dal kheer 

Boli/ Kerala style sweet lentil flat bread

Quinoa payasam by Suchi



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