How To Make Indonesian Sweet Potato and Cabbage Soup
A Southeast Asian dish filled with local herbs and spices, a healthy dose of vegetables and a savory vegetable broth all in one bowl.
In a pot, cook the ginger root, garlic, and cayenne pepper in vegetable oil for a few minutes.
Add the onions and salt and continue to cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions soften.
Stir in the cabbage, sweet potatoes, and 3 ½ cups of broth.
Cover the pot and bring it to a boil. Afterwhich, turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
In a bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and remaining broth.
Add the mixture to the pot along with the soy sauce and tomatoes and cook for 5 more minutes.
Top the soup with cilantro and bean sprouts, scallions, mint, or basil and serve. Bon Appetit!
- You can use mint, basil, or scallions as an alternative for cilantro.
- Sugar: 14g
- Calcium: 77mg
- Calories: 355kcal
- Carbohydrates: 38g
- Fat: 20g
- Fiber: 7g
- Iron: 2mg
- Potassium: 773mg
- Protein: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Sodium: 1689mg
- Vitamin A: 12942IU
- Vitamin C: 30mg
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use chicken stock apart from vegetable stock?
Yes, however, the flavor may alter depending on the type of stock used. Vegetable stock is made from pure vegetables while chicken stock is a combination of chicken and vegetable flavor. The latter would produce a richer, meatier flavor whereas vegetable stock has a subtle yet savory flavor that would not overpower the rest of the ingredients.
What is Gado-Gado sauce?
Gado-Gado which means “mixes”, is an Indonesian salad sauce. It is typically made up of peanut butter, roasted garlic, tamarind, dried shrimp paste, coconut palm sugar, coconut milk, and chili. However, Indonesian cultures like Sundanese and Javanese all have their own version of the sauce.
ConclusionThe Indonesian Sweet Potato and Cabbage Soup draw its flavor from the ginger root and cayenne pepper essence. The starch potatoes and thick peanut butter give the soup a hearty texture, fused with a variety of vegetables like cabbage, cilantro, and bean sprouts to give it a healthy boost. The amount of ingredients needed to make this recipe is nothing to be scared of as this dish is simple enough to make.
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