Set a saucepan / stewpot / electric pressure cooker over medium heat. Add oil.
Once it's hot, add garlic + onion + bay leaf and stir-saute for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
Then add potatoes + broccoli and briefly saute for 2 minutes.
Add water. Cover the pan / pot / cooker. For saucepan and stewpot, cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked. For electric pressure cooker, press MANUAL (or PRESSURE COOK) and set the timer to 5 minutes over HIGH PRESSURE.
Once it's cooked, remove (and discard) the bay leaf and blend everything using an immersion blender. You can also use a stand blender (make sure to cool the mixture first).
Once it's nice and creamy, add salt + pepper + coconut milk. Mix well.
Garnish with steamed broccoli + sesame seeds + pumpkin seeds + chili flakes. Serve hot.