Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

This recipe made a very large batch, could half the recipe in the future.

I used leeks, but have rarely used these... check here to see how to clean them...How to clean leeks
otherwise substituting with onion and browning slightly will turn out similar.

I wanted to use my Cuisinart, so I used the slicer disk to finely dice the leeks. And since it was already out, I used the chopping blade to cut the sweet potatoes.

2 T Olive Oil
2 C diced leek or onion
1/2 t red chili flakes
3 T minced fresh ginger
4 T tamari or soy sauce
6 Large Sweet Potatoes, peeled and chopped
2-3 T ground coriander
2-3 T garam masala
8 C vegetable stock
1/2 C chopped fresh cilantro

Heat oil. Add the leeks, chili flakes and fresh ginger. Saute for a few minutes.
Add sweet potatoes. Saute for a few minutes.
Add coriander and garam masala. Stir frequently.
Add vegetable stock. Bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer 10-15 minutes until potatoes are softened.
Blend soup until smooth. Return to heat.
Garnish with cilantro when served.

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