Sweet Potato Soup


This recipe was contributed to Plant B by our partner and friend Yasmine Nazmy author of Happy Belly and founder of KAJU Egypt



  1. Fry the garlic, ginger and lemongrass in coconut oil with the curry powder. 

  2. Stir over medium heat for about 2 minutes. 

  3. Add the sweet potato and red pepper, keep stirring for another 2 minutes. 

  4. Add the broth (or water), bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. 

  5. Remove the lemongrass and transfer the soup to a blender. 

  6. Puree until very smooth then return to the pot and heat over medium fire, until desired consistency is reached. You can add the coconut milk at that point, or serve right away with lime on the side. 


  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 tbsp grated ginger

  • 1 stalk lemongrass

  • 1/2 tsp curry powder

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 250 g sweet potato, peeled, diced

  • 1 red pepper, sliced

  • 2 cups broth or water

  • salt to taste

  • 1 lime, juice only

Optional: ½ cup coconut milk, chili pepper, fresh basil or coriander

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Meet Our Guest Writer…

Yasmine Nazmy is a young French-Egyptian food lover and creator of unique healthy recipes. With a background in arts and environmental engineering, she founded a restaurant in 2014 with a friend: The Vegan Kitchen. It was Egypt’s first vegan and organic restaurant, serving delicious food free of sugar and gluten. A year later, she expanded her horizons and started a catering service named Earthly Delights, following the same trend of healthy plant-based cuisine. Shortly after, she founded KAJU, a line of raw vegan products such as ice cream and cheese. Her creations were then available to be ordered online, and later on in stores; her aim was to make healthy natural food accessible to people all over the country. Over the years, she taught numerous cooking workshops across the capital, and also helped people transition to a plant-based diet and lose weight in a sustainable manner. In 2017, she released her cookbook Happy Belly with over 100 healthy plant-based recipes. Then in 2018 she co-developped a therapy tool with her mother to help people improve their self-perception, as she believes a positive body image and self-love is the first step required to have a healthy relationship with food. She is now starting to spread this message through talks, consultations and workshops.

Follow her accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube for all things plant-based in Cairo.