In a blender, puree the garlic, carrots, peppers, onion, chile, and 1 cup cilantro.
In a large pot, combine the puree with the water, bouillon cubes, and cumin, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the chicken and simmer for another 20 minutes.
Add the yucca and green plantain and simmer for 10 minutes more. Add the potatoes, ripe plantain, and corn and simmer for another 15 minutes.
In a blender, combine the remaining 1 cup cilantro and a little of the stew broth and puree. Stir the puree into the soup, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Nancy Cabrera, Pomona, NY