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Yummy Yam Soup


I made this soup from The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook. A great source for wholesome recipes based on the principals of Ayurvedic cooking. A sweet, rich and nutritious soup. Perfect for those cold winter nights - it’s warming qualities of cinnamon and clove are super comforting.


  • 2 tbsp
    ghee or butter
  • 2 tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3/4 cup
    onions sliced
  • two
    garlic cloves
  • 6 cups
    yams cubed
  • five cups
    vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt or to taste
  • one
    cinnamon stick
  • one
  • two
    whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp
  1. In a large pot, heat ghee/butter and oil. Add onions, sauté until they start to soften.
  2. Add garlic. Continue sautéing until the onions are transparent.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20min.
  5. Check seasoning. Remove cinnamon stick, peppercorns and clove.
  6. Using an immersion blender, purée until smooth. Check consistency, if the soup is too thick add more water.

Top with plain yogurt and serve with a fresh slice of bread.