October 25

Warming South Indian Soup

This is one of my favourite soup recipes of all time! It's so delicious!


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 stalks of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • large bunch of coriander leaves chopped
  • 4 shallots peeled and finely sliced
  • 3 sweet potatoes peeled
  • 400g tin of coconut milk
  • 700ml vegetable stock preferably organic
  • 410g tin of chickpeas, drained
  • 100g baby spinach washed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 limes

How To:

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large pot and fry the garlic, ginger and chilli for one minute or until lightly golden. Add the mustard seeds, curry leaves, turmeric, coriander (keep a little for a garnish) and shallots and fry for a further five minutes until softened.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into 2cm chunks and add to the pan with the coconut milk, stock and chickpeas. Bring to the boil then simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
  3. Add the baby spinach and cook for around 5 minutes then roughly blitz with a hand blender so it's still a little chunky.
  4. Season and serve with a squeeze of lime juice and the reserved coriander leaves.

I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe. Keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for updates and feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

Emma x

Meet Emma

Hi, I am Emma McAtasney, a NCEHS Personal Trainer since 2009. I earned my Pilates credentials through BASI Pilates, a highly respected college-level Pilates teacher training programme which aim is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method to the highest calibre.

In addition, I am a prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist, nutritionist and founder of a boutique Pilates studio in Dundalk, Ireland.

I help my clients eat healthier, ditch fad diets and lose weight for good by guiding them to make small manageable changes that long term have a huge impact on their quality of life!

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