Sweet Potato Soup
1 tblspn oil
2 onion, chopped
2 clove garlic, crushed (optional)
4 sweet potatoes (kumera), peeled and roughly chopped
6 cups water
seasonings to taste
1 tblspn brown sugar
fresh parsley, chopped
Heat oil in a large saucepan. Saute onion and garlic until onion is tender. Add sweet potato. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour water over mixture. Stir in seasonings.
Bring to the boil. Simmer, covered, until sweet potatoes are very tender. Reserving a few chunks, puree remaining mixture using a food processor or hand blender. Blend in sugar. Reheat, stirring in chunks of sweet potato. Serve sprinkled with parsley.