Monday, November 17, 2014

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Soup

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup is a recent try in my kitchen. Few months back I came across this recipe and wanted to give it a try in the Fall season. I tried making it few days back with variations to suit our taste buds. It turned out very yummy and hence I made it again so that I can share the recipe. Do try making it and you will be surprised as to how sweet potato pairs so well with black beans. In my upcoming posts I will also share recipes of tacos and quesadillas using sweet potato and black beans.


  • Sweet Potato, big sized - 1
  • Red Onion, small sized - 1
  • Jalapeno, finely chopped - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic pods, big sized - 2
  • Tomato, medium sized - 1
  • Black beans (cooked or canned) - 1/2 cup
  • Red chilli powder - To taste
  • Roasted cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt & Pepper - To taste


Wash and peel the sweet potato. Chop them into small cubes. Then chop the onion, garlic, tomato and jalapeño.

Now heat oil in a small pot. Then add chopped onion, chopped garlic and jalapeño. Fry until the onion turns transparent.

Then add in the sweet potato cubes and fry it for 2-3 minutes. Then add in red chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and pepper.

Mix it and after a minute add in chopped tomato and cooked/canned black beans.

Mix and add sufficient water (or vegetable broth). Bring it to a boil and close it with a lid. Let  it cook for 10- 15 minutes or until the sweet potato cubes are cooked (add more water or broth to get the desired consistency of the soup).

Then turn off the heat. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Soup is ready!!

Serve it hot. Garnish it with chopped onion, cilantro, lime juice or any thing your heart desires. This serves two people generously.

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