Maamiyaar’s Soup

This is my mother in law’s recipe (aka my maamiyaar in Tamil). She made it when we were down in Tampa last week and we loved it so we got the recipe and made it again today.


  • 1-2 cups of butternut squash (i used pre-cut)
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 t ginger paste
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 box of vegetable stock
  • 1 box of strained tomatoes
  • 1 t cumin
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 stalk of curry leaves
  1. Chop the onion and sautee it in oil in the bottom of a stock pot or large pot until golden
  2. Chop the butternut squash into small pieces (1/2 inch) if you’re not using pre-cut
  3. Chop the sweet potato and carrot into the same size pieces
  4. Add the cumin, black pepper, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, bay leaf, and chili to the pot. Add in 3/4 of the stock and 3/4 of the tomato
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
  6. Cover and simmer for an hour or two (the longer the better). You can add more stock and strained tomato as it reduces down
  7. salt and pepper to taste

About ds331

A lifelong vegetarian. A foodie. Can there be such a thing? Some restauranteurs don't seem to think so...but many of my veggie friends and family have a little something or two to teach them.
This entry was posted in main dish, Recipes, vegetarian and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Thoughts? Did you try this and have a suggestion? Did you like it?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s