soupA lovely creamy smooth soup.

Perfect for kumara lovers!



4 serves


1 t

Onions, peeled and chopped

2 medium

Minced garlic

1 t

Curry powder or red curry paste

1 T

Orange kumara, peeled and chopped

2 medium

Chicken stock

4 cups

Evaporated milk

⅔ cup



  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and stir over medium heat until onion softens.  Add the curry powder or red curry paste and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add kumara and chicken stock and simmer for 10 minutes or until the kumara is soft.
  3. Puree the mixture, add the evaporated milk and heat through without bringing to the boil. 
  4. Adjust seasonings to taste.


Serving Suggestion: serve sprinkled with chopped fresh coriander or parsley.


Recipe from Cooking for Older People – Easy Recipes for One or Two,
Canterbury District Health Board.

Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre