Ever since i had tasted my 1st spoon of Pumpkin soup at Eden [no, not heaven, but the veggie restaurant in Chennai, click on the link, wont u!! :P]

And last week, when i had gone visiting to an aunt’s house, she mentioned ‘pumpkin soup”.. I shamelessly asked her for the recipe, which she sweetly rattled out and today morning i made my 1st ever Pumpkin Soup, it was Yummmmy…. quite simple actually…. 🙂

NOTE: I made for 4people.. so you might have to increase the quantity of items depending on how many people you are serving!!! 

What you need: 

Yellow Pumpkin – 1/4kilo – diced into cubes
Carrots – 2 – diced small [so they cook fast]
Onions – 1 – chopped up
Garlic- optional [ i dint use, dint have any at home ]
Cloves – 3
Whole Black Pepper – 6 to 8
Bay Leaf – 1
Salt
Milk – 1 tbsp
Water – enough to cook the vegetables and dilute the soup
Olive Oil – 1 tsp
Almonds/ peanuts- 2tbsp- finely powdered

How to make it–

  • In a pan, add some olive oil.. to this add the spices [ Bay leaf, cloves and whole pepper].. after a few mins, to this add the vegetables [ 1st the onions, followed by carrots and then the pumpkin]
  • Cover this and let it cook for about 10minutes 
  • Add enough water to cover the vegetables and either let it cook in the pan or pressure cook the same – takes about 10mins
  • Remove the Bay leaf and blend the rest to a fine puree
  • Time to simmer this in a pan for a few mins.. Add milk and water depending on how thick/ light you like your soup [ this soup is better when it is wee bit thick]
  • Finally, add the salt and let it come to a boil
  • Pick out your mugs or cups… pour in the soup
  • Top it off with a spoonful of the powdered nuts [ i used almond, slightly roasted them in microwave and used the blender to powder them]….

Bon Apetit!!! 🙂