Curry cruz's (kwanzaa) yam soup

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 large Onion; chopped
4 eaches Garlic cloves; minced
¼ cup Olive oil
1 medium Red bell pepper; chopped
2 tablespoons Ginger, minced
12 eaches Cloves; ground
1 teaspoon Cumin seed; ground
½ teaspoon Mustard seed; ground
1 teaspoon Ground cardamom
½ teaspoon Turmeric
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ cup Tamari
28 ounces Canned whole tomatoes
1 large Sweet potato
½ pounds Broccoli
1 large Potato
2 quarts Boiling water
1 cup Frozen corn
1 cup Cut green beans
1 cup Frozen peas
½ pounds Fresh kale
1995. In Food Editor Sarah Fritschner's 11/22/95 "Come Celebrate!

In a large soup kettle, saute onion and garlic in oil over medium heat. When the onions begin to soften, add the bell pepper and fresh ginger. Mix the ground cloves, cumin, mustard seed, cardamom, turmeric and cinnamon. Sprinkle over sauteed vegetables and stir. Add soy sauce and juice from the canned tomatoes. Let the mixture boil, then turn the heat down, cover and simmer gently while you prepare the sweet potato.

Peel the sweet potato, cut out any blemishes and cut into 1" cubes.

Add to the pot along with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, turn heat down, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Watch carefully and stir occasionally to keep from sticking.

Chop the broccoli stem and florets into bite-sized pieces. Wash the white potatoes well and, leaving the peel on, chop into 1" pieces.

Add broccoli and potatoes to the pot with 2 quarts boiling water.

Cover and cook for 20 minutes.

Chop the tomatoes into small pieces. Add to the pot along with frozen corn, beans and peas. Cover and cook for another 20 minutes.

Wash the kale, remove the stem ends and tear the leaves into small pieces. Before adding to the pot, taste the broth and add salt as you wish. Add kale and use a wooden spoon to push and stir it down into the soup. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, until kale is cooked. Serve immediately.

Good served with corn bread. Leftover soup can be frozen.

From "The Festive Table" by Ronni Lundy. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Successful Holiday Traditions are Wrapped in Flexibility" article in "The (Louisville, KY) Courier-Journal." Pg. C5. Electronic format by Cathy Harned.

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