Chunky Sweet Potato Soup

Indo Mexican fusion recipe that is hearty and filling yet figure friendly, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Packed with nutrition and all your favorite Mexican flavors too!

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, wholesome, filling and simply scrumptious soup, packed with Indian and Mexican flavors!
Chunky Sweet Potato Soup

Spring seems to be SO far away! As I write this, we have had a major snow storm. Check out this view outside our side door. Those branches bent under the heavy wet snow belong to our 10 feet tall Rose of Sharon.

We  have no electricity, phones or wi-fi. and spoiled as we are with all the modern conveniences, we seem to wander around the house not knowing what to do …until we realize we better  start digging ourselves out 🙂

Making hearty soup during a snow storm!
View out the side door yesterday

So I was able to cook this hearty, vegetarian, wholesome Indo Mexican soup that will keep us warm and full too.

As I made several soups for our family over the years, I have discovered that cooked masoor dal is my favorite ‘go to’ soup base.  It is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, all natural, boosts the protein content, adds texture and taste, cooks super-fast and whisks smooth. It also infuses whatever flavors you add to it. I add turmeric to it for an extra health boost!  Also, you can cook a big batch and freeze individual portions so you have this soup base ready at your fingertips when you need it. Isn’t that fabulous?

I added sweet potato chunks, black beans, corn and our favorite Mexican flavors like chipotle in adobo and cumin powder to it this time. Tender cooked crisp zucchini, avocado, scallions and tortilla chips top this soup to add texture and fun!

In true Indfused style, this soup is loaded with healthy, locally available ingredients, is filling yet light and super scrumptious!

Hope you enjoy it too.

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, wholesome, filling and simply scrumptious soup, packed with Indian and Mexican flavors!

Chunky Sweet Potato Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients-

  • 1/2 cup masoor dal/ red lentils, washed and drained
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Sea salt as per taste
  • ½ cup peeled sweet potato cut in ½ inch cubes. I used Trader Joes organic sweet potatoes
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • ½ cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen (defrosted)
  • ¾ teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle in adobo (or to taste)
  • 1 cup cooked black beans home cooked or canned low sodium black beans. I cook a big batch and freeze in small portions in freezer bags.
  • ¾ cup cubed zucchini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sliced avocado, scallions and tortilla chips for topping

To make the Chunky Sweet Potato Soup-

  1. In a sauce pan combine the masoor dal with 2 cups of the water, turmeric and sea salt. Cook over medium heat. When the water comes to a boil, reduce heat and cook partially covered until the masoor dal is cooked, about 10 to 12 minutes. I cook this soup base in a large batch and freeze in smaller portion sizes, so I have this healthy soup base at my fingertips for many of Indfused’s soups. Whisk with a wire whisk so the mixture is smooth and silky, taking care as the mixture is hot.
  2. Add the additional 1 cup water, turn up heat to medium, and add the cubed sweet potato and the minced garlic. Let it cook until the sweet potato is soft but not mushy.
  3. Add the corn kernels, let cook for 2 minutes and then add the cumin seed powder, chipotle in adobo, black beans and zucchini. Cook until the zucchini is just tender crisp, about 2 minutes or so.
  4. Add the lemon juice, stir and serve topped with the sliced avocado, scallions and tortilla chips.
  5. Enjoy!

Stay warm everyone. I hear that we may have another storm next week. We sure will appreciate spring even more when it finally arrives!

Love,

Sandhya

61 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds yummy. I like sweet potatoes.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Joanne. We like sweet potatoes too.

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  2. Very nice soup! 😍 Will definitely give it a go! 😉

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much!

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  3. Patty says:

    Your presentation alone makes me want to prepare this now! Missing many of the ingredients! I will try it for our next storm.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Patty. I have been thinking of you. Hope to see you soon.

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  4. InspiresN says:

    Hope you stay safe and warm during the storm Sandhya. The soup looks perfect , love all the wonderful ingredients healthy and filling 😊

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much!

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  5. Beyoutiful says:

    Heard about the snow storm since I have friends in NJ too. Stay safe there and that soup looks so good!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much! Truly appreciate it. Another 10 inches of snow tonight!
      I am happy we love this soup so much…making another pot of soup tonight 🙂

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  6. The soup looks like a meal in itself.. Perfect for brunch. Will make it ..

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Shobha. Yes it is a filling soup but still figure friendly! I try to do that as i love food so much 😉

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  7. jyo says:

    The look itself is very tempting Sandhya 💯 and sounds interesting too…I have never tried with sweet potato, I ll definitely give it a go💯

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much! It really tastes awesome. Do give it a try.
      I am having a tough time reaching your blog.

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  8. Jagruti says:

    Since I saw your pictures of this gorgeous soup I was itching to see the recipe 🙂 As sweet potato being favourite in the house, this soup will be a treat for the family 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Jagruti! We love sweet potatoes too and this soup is our new fav.
      Another 10 inches of snow tonight for us…glad I have my sweet potatoes 🙂

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  9. Wow, the storm looks pretty but it must be awful for you guys. As for the soup, I will try making it next season. Not the time for soup in my place. Looks delicious,

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks. Now that we have our power back, things are returning to normal.
      Do try this soup next season. It is delicious.

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  10. Hope you all are safe and sound. Stay warm. . Soup Looks mouthwatering… Superb .

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Ruchi. We are expecting another snow storm tonight!
      I hear it is very hot there, right?

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      1. Omg please take care dear. Oh yes it’s horrible here. Every year summer starts so soon here

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      2. Sandhya says:

        The weather patterns have got crazy for sure.

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  11. Ramyarecipes says:

    Wonderful soup 😊

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Ramya!

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  12. A perfect soup for cold winter! Gosh, those snows..I hope the spring is coming..this is getting too long.

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  13. Lovely Sandhya – such a clever fusion of Mexico and India 😊

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Andreea!

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  14. Loretta says:

    Oh my Sandhya!! Whenever I hear how New England is being zapped with all that snow, my thoughts immediately turn to you. The 3rd Nor’easter of the season? We were supposed to get a bit of that last night too, but it just ended up raining. You poor things! The soup definitely looks like it would have done the trick for me with all that snow. It’s so colorful, nutritious and comforting. I love red lentils too. Great idea to just cook a batch and freeze it in portions. I cooked some last night with cabbage, would never have thought to put those 2 together, the results were amazing. I saw that you had another foot or so last night? Gosh when will it end eh? By the way, your Rose of Sharon will bounce right back, they are the hardiest bush I know. A lovely view with all that snow too, looking from the inside.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Loretta. You are such a sweet and dear friend. 3rd Nor’easter in 2 weeks.
      We cannot believe spring is round the corner! We sure will enjoy it even more. I took some pictures of the snow this morning. Looks beautiful!
      On the positive side, everyone is home together during such huge storms, enjoying the warmth and food.
      This time the snow was not wet and heavy like the last time and we did not lose power….and the Rose of Sharon has already picked itself up!

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  15. Chunky Sweet potato soup looks filing for a brunch or for a late night dinner.. mexican recipes always have a heavenly combination of spices.. this recipe is apt for the cold weather.. Hope you guys are safe..

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  16. Your beautiful pictures made my morning. Stay safe dear. Soup looks so inviting. Comfort, filling and delicious meal in one pot. Perfect for this stormy cold weather.

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  17. Loved this hearty and delicious yet low-calorie soup, Sandhya! Making a big batch of the masoor dal and freezing is a clever idea! Hope things are better out there 🙂

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  18. Priya Suresh says:

    I dont mind inviting myself to your place for this ultimate soup. Havent prepared soup with sweet potato since a while. Tempting bowl there.

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  19. How awesome that view from the window.. This is soup is perfect for the cold.. Enjoy the climate 🙂

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  20. Summer is on its way in my part of the world but this soup looks amazing! Will definitely try it sometime. Stay safe during the storm 🙂

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  21. Pavani says:

    Oh my I know it must be tiring with all that snow. I hope spring is here — sooner than later.
    Soup looks so hearty and comforting. Perfect to slurp on in the cold New England weather.

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  22. Drashti Dholakia says:

    Love the combination of sweet potatoes and dal..Bookmarking this to try soon 🙂

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  23. Simple, easy, tasty, healthy, tempting!!!!
    Tempting click is pushing me to the kitchen to make the soup with masoor dal as a base. Never tried, even adding of sweet potatoes! I can live on soups and salads like these.
    May be I am not lucky to get those Mexican flavors here, will manage with Indian ingredients .

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  24. I love such type of delicious, healthy and filling soup! I can have this for anytime of the day. Inviting clicks too !

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Priya!

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  25. Uma Srinivas says:

    Packed with nutrition and all my favorite Mexican flavors too:) Loved your beautiful and healthy recipe!

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  26. Masoor dal cooks so fast plus doesn’t give too much of a taste of its own, blends so well with anything added to it. I totally love how this soup looks, so chunky, like a meal on its own…

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  27. Haven’t really gotten around using sweet potatoes. The soul looks so comforting when all that snow is outside 😚

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  28. Soup using sweet potato !! Sounds so yumm n filling 😋

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  29. cookingwithsapana says:

    Pass me that soup bowl please, it is snowing here again.The chunky veg soup looks really inviting.

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  30. Sandy – loved how you have used lal masoor here. I ahve never used sweet potatoes in cooking but this recipe is inspiring me to use these in cooking more.. this soup looks very comforting.

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  31. Sandhya, love this one, looks so delish. I do want to try this one soon.

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  32. Jyoti Babel says:

    I hope the weather is better now. The bowl of soup is perfect for the weather. filling, warm and comforting!

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  33. Saving this recipe for the fast approaching winter here

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  34. Love the combination of lentils and veggies. The weather was indeed horrible and I hope this soup gave you and family some respite in that bitter cold. I don’t enjoy too much snow or winters just like you and prefer the heat instead. This certainly was not something anyone anticipated and hopefully all of you sailed through it just fine. Cheers and take care dear!

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  35. Wow..an wholesome soup perfect for the weather… awesome

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Lathiya!

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  36. code2cook says:

    with those icy clicks I am feeling to have this soup right away and make myself warmer. In soup sweet potato did not think ever. Liked it.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Bhawana!

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  37. Swati says:

    We had so too much snow too, your chunky sweet potato soup looks tempting Sandhya, Perfect for a weather like this.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Swati. Hope you were okay during the snow storm. We lost power during one of the storms.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Surendra!

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