Kumara (Sweet Potato) Soup

From Simon Tankard
Serves 6-8

Simon and two friends, Richard and Dan, made a return appearance at Soup & Bread this week to help raise money for, well, HELP — which Simon is is involved with in some form. Says he: “Kumara is the New Zealand Maori name for sweet potato. The recipe comes from the Edmonds Cookery Book, a staple in New Zealand kitchens for over 100 years. I borrowed my mum’s copy. Enjoy.”


25 g butter (about 2 tablespoons)
1 large kumara (sweet potato), chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 large potato, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons hot curry powder
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
chopped chives


Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add kumara, onion, potato and curry powder. Cook until onion is clear. Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil, simmer gently until vegetables are tender. Purée with a hand blender or in a food processor until smooth. Add the milk and salt. Reheat until almost boiling. Serve garnished with chives.

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One Response to “Kumara (Sweet Potato) Soup”

  1. February 9 soup squad « Soup and Bread Says:

    […] Next to Grant, obscured by hungry soup fiend: Richard Stacewicz, Dan Miller, and Simon Tankard, who come as a set. I haven’t gotten Richard and Dan’s recipes yet, but Simon produced a wonderful New Zealand sweet potato soup. […]

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