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Test Kitchen Approved

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


6 servings

Cooking Time

60 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

This velvety, mild curry soup is the perfect fall or winter warmer. The recipe features an easy homemade sweet chile sauce that tasters in our test kitchen swooned over.

Serving Suggestions

Serve warm topped with cilantro leaves and drizzled with sweet chile sauce to taste. The soup freezes well.

Recipe Notes

Vegan: No substitutions needed.

Vegetarian: No substitutions needed.

Gluten-free: Use tamari in place of soy sauce.


For sweet chile sauce:

5 cloves garlic, smashed

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup rice vinegar

For soup:

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 large yellow onion, chopped

1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 lb. sweet potatoes or yams (about 3 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks

8 oz. carrots (about 3 medium), peeled and cut into ½-inch chunks

2 (13.5 oz.) cans coconut milk

2 Tbsp. sweet chile sauce, plus more for garnish

2 Tbsp. soy sauce or tamari

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    Crushed Red Pepper is a must in every kitchen (and on every pizzeria table in the U.S.). These chiles are about a 3 to 4 on a heat scale of 1 to 10...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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  • Vietnamese Sweet Lemon Curry

    The Vietnamese were introduced to curry by the people of India, and the influence of traditional yellow curry is apparent in this blend. However, b...

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  • Reduced Sodium Veggie Broth Concentrate

    Use for soup stock, stews, stir-fries, casseroles, sauces, and more. This veggie broth concentrate is all-natural and gluten-free. Shake well bef...

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Step 1: Make sweet chile sauce

Use a mortar & pestle or small food processor to grind garlic, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, and Mayan Sea Salt into a coarse paste. Bring sugar, water, and vinegar to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 min. Stir in garlic paste and simmer until sauce thickens into a syrupy consistency, about 10 min. Remove from heat; sauce will thicken even more as it cools. Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator; use within a few months.

Step 2: Simmer soup

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 10 min. or until onions are soft and starting to brown. Add ginger, garlic, Vietnamese Sweet Lemon Curry, and salt and cook for 2 more min. Stir in all remaining ingredients except cilantro and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 min. or until sweet potatoes and carrots fall apart when you put a fork through them.

Step 3: Puree soup

Carefully, and in batches if necessary, puree soup in a blender until smooth. Put the pureed soup back in the pot over low heat. Serve warm topped with cilantro leaves and drizzled with sweet chile sauce to taste.