Roots soup (Ginger and turmeric chicken soup)

If you want a powerful and easy recipe to keep your immune system up and strong, this one is for you!

I come from a culture (venezuelan) where cooking huge amounts of soup with the family on the weekends is a must. It’s not only a moment to share smiles and stories with the family, but also to share health. Therefore, I wan to share health with you by giving you the recipe for this delicious soup inspired by my country. You will love it!



Roots soup 

  • -2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • -1 big white onion or two medium
  • -1 big purple onion or two medium
  • -6 whole garlic cloves
  • -2 pealed potatoes
  • -300 gr butternut pumpkin
  • -30 gr pealed and crushed ginger
  • -20 gr pealed and crushed turmeric
  • -6 clean chicken drumsticks skin off
  • -Parsley leaves
  • -2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • -2.5 lt water
  • -Himalayan salt (for the end, when it’s ready)


  1. Chop the white and purple onion in small squares.
  2. Peal the garlic cloves.
  3. Crush ginger and turmeric roots.
  4. Chop the potatoes and butternut pumpkin in big squares.
  5. Turn on the stove at medium fire and place a deep pot on it. Then add the two Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves and chopped onion.
  6. Caramelise the onion and garlic until they are golden.
  7. Add the potatoes and butternut pumpkin.
  8. Add the crushed ginger and turmeric.
  9. Stir everything with a wood spoon for about 3 minutes.
  10. Add the 2 lt of water.
  11. Add the chicken drumsticks and paprika.
  12. Stir with the spoon.
  13. Put the lid on the pot and leave cooking on medium fire for about 2 hours. After the 2 hours add 500 ml of water and keep cooking for 30 min.
  14. You will know that the soup is ready because it will have a nice and dense consistency, at this moment please add a bit of Himalayan salt to the taste and turn the stove off.

You can serve this great soup with some lemon wedges on the side. Lemon gives always a special touch!

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