Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

You know we always think of adding cream and milk to our soups that we forget there is another great ingredient we can use instead and give our baby soups a little of that exotic touch.

I always keep a can of organic coconut milk in my pantry.

One day I am going to make a list of all the neat little grocery essentials and desirables that you might like to stock up on for your baby's food.

Butter; Diced Onions; pinch of Pepper (optional); pinch of Dry Ginger powder; Organic Coconut milk (desired amount - if you want more of the coconut flavor add more of the milk); Mashed Sweet Potatoes; Lemon; Salt; Filtered water

On low heat warm butter and saute some diced onions in a saucepan.

Add Coconut Milk and all the spices. Bring to a light boil. Add in your sweet potatoes and water. Let it cook for 5-10 minutes on low heat.

At last garnish with a wedge of lemon that you can squeeze over the soup right before serving.

Your baby might not care for these little chunks of onions but it's always good to experiment. Usually they are so soft that they just swallow it with the soup and don't even know it. But sometimes they make cute little 'I hate this' faces and you pretty much decide NO MORE ONIONS from next time onwards. :) 

Dry ginger powder is a really good spice to have around the house for soups and tea and even coffee. It also helps when you have a cold. Just add a few pinches in your hot drink.

I melded everything together with a masher again.

You can even garnish with some more fresh organic coconut milk right before serving.

I have been experimenting with the whole pepper powder (hand ground) and it's not flying so well with Arnav so I have decided to stop it for now. Instead I just add a little paprika or cayenne pepper into this cooking dish. That way he gets heat but doesn't keep coughing on small pieces of pepper.


  1. Brilliant!!! I am so full of respect that I cant even TELL you :) Keep cookin it up mama! :)

    very very proud of you. I think there will be a whole lot of mothers & the rest of us for whom this will be super useful!

  2. Thank you! I am so excited too to do this. :)