Yogurt-Curry Chicken Soup with Ginger and Sweet Potatoes



For the chicken broth
  • 1 whole organic chicken

  • 3 lt of water or (water to cover)

  • 1 big carrot

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 cardamom pods

  • 4 peppercorns

  • 1 tsp salt

For the soup
  • 1  sweet potato cut in cubes

  • 1 potato cut in cubes

  • 2 large carrots cut in cubes

  • 1 white onion cut in cubes

  • 3 tbsp chopped ginger root

  • 1 tbsp curry powder

  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

  • salt and pepper

  • 1 cup of greek yogurt

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • juice from 1 lemon



Place the chicken , onion, carrots, bay leaf ,cardamom and peppercorns in a large, deep-bottomed pan. Add the cold water and bring to the boil, skim, then turn the heat down to a simmer. Continue to simmer gently for 2-3 hours. Take everything out of the pot. Strain the broth. Pick the meat off of the bones and cut it in cubes.


Place the broth, onion, sweet potato, potato, carrots, ginger, curry powder, chilli powder and salt in a large, deep-bottomed pan. Add 1lt cold water and bring the boil for 1h. Take everything out of the pot and place it in a food processor. Pulse to combine.

Place the soup back to the pan and add the fresh cilantro, parsley and lemon.

How to serve

Place the soup in a deep bowl, add a spoon of yogurt and season with paprika powder and fresh ground pepper.


Organic chicken
  • High protein content

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals

  • Control of blood pressure

  • Reduce cancer risk

  • Reduced cholesterol

  • Treatment of common cold

  • Ginger contains gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties

  • Can treat many forms of nausea

  • May reduce muscle pain

  • The anti-inflammatory effects can help with osteoarthritis

  • May drastically lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors

  • Can help treat chronic indigestion

  • May significantly reduce menstrual pain

  • May lower cholesterol levels

  • Can help fight infections

  • Antioxidant and diuretic properties

  • May contain cancer-fighting compounds

  • May protect from chronic diseases, thanks to anti-inflammatory effects

  • May help with digestive problems including ulcers

  • May treat bad breath

  • May have antibacterial effects

  • May improve breathing and oxygen use

  • May lower blood sugar

“good soup is one of the prime ingredients of good living”