Spicy winter vegetable soup with coconut sambal

This vegetable sambal recipe is perfect for the winter as the name suggests. One can substitute the veggies with their favorite veggies.

Ingredients:Spicy winter vegetable soup with coconut sambal

  • 1 swede
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 litre (4 cups) vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 red chilies, chopped
  • 1 orange sweet potato (kumara)
  • 1 tbsp shredded mint
  • 1/4 cup (20g) shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp chopped roasted peanuts
  • 4 naan bread, to serve


  1. Peel the sweet potato and the swede. Cut them into big chunks.
  2. In a pan heat the oil and fry the leek, garlic, 1 chili and ginger for about 5 minutes.
  3. Throw in the swede and the sweet potato and toss for 2 minutes.
  4. Make sure they are brown.
  5. Pour the stock and bring the mix to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Let it cool.
  7. Pour the mix into a blender and blend for 3 minutes or until smooth.
  8. Place them into another pan and season using salt and pepper.
  9. In a bowl combine peanuts, chili, coconut and mint.
  10. Serve with this mixture on top and with naan bread.

Servings: 4

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ready in: 35 minutes

Course: Side Dish

Difficulty: Easy