Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Curried Pumpkin Soup



In our family we love to have soups for lunch during the cold winter months and I am always on  the lookout for good recipes that would please my family's taste buds. We love spicy soups especially during winter and when I saw  the recipe for this curried soup I had to try this out immediately. We all  liked it as expected.
Recipe source:Simply Recipes
Ingredients:
4 tbs  butter
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
2 tbs minced garlic
1/4tsp chilli powder
3 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
Pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
6 cups of chopped roasted pumpkin*
5 cups of chicken broth or vegetable broth
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup brown sugar(optional)
1/2 cup heavy cream
*To make pumpkin purée, cut a sugar pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff, lie face down on a tin-foil lined baking pan. Bake at 350°F until soft, about 45 min to an hour. Cool, scoop out the flesh. Freeze whatever you don't use for future use.

Method:
 Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add spices and stir for a minute more.
 Add pumpkin and 5 cups of chicken broth; blend well. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.Blend the soup until  smooth using a hand blender or regular blender.
 add brown sugar and mix. Slowly add milk while stirring to incorporate. Add cream. Adjust seasonings to taste. If a little too spicy, add more cream to cool it down. You might want to add a teaspoon of salt.
Serve in individual bowls. Sprinkle the top of each with toasted pumpkin seeds.
Sending this over to Healthy Diet Event - Warm Soups~ an event by Priya

and to Show Me Your HITS - Healthy Delights an event by Sangeetha
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22 comments:

  1. Healthy, yummy and creamy pumpkin soup.

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  2. I love pumpkin flavor in soup.Yummy soup there Vidya.

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  3. Wat a super comforting bowl, simply inviting..Thanks for sending to Healthy Diets Vidhya..

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  4. Slurp..Such a comforting soup!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. Wow..You have made it perfectly..Totally YUMMY...Love it..Bookmarked..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  6. Perfect for the weather...Luv the presentation.

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  7. perfect spicy soup for the weather, so yummy n hearty soup...neatly presented!!
    thanks for sending it my way :)

    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event ~ Show Me Your HITS~Healthy Delights

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  8. very comforting n delicious soup..yum..

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  9. Very healthy n delicious looking soup.

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  10. Comforting soup in for cold weather

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  11. I love to have a taste of this wonderful soup now.;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. Love pumpkin soup...and your version sounds very interesting and yummy

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  13. Never thot of this before.. looks so colorful and yummy :) Will surely try it out.. thanks for sharing

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  14. Would love to invite you to the Veggie/Fruit a Month Event.. Do drop by make a contribution.. Would love to have you :)

    http://thekitchenaffaire.blogspot.com/2012/02/announcing-veggiefruit-month-event.html

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  15. Warm delicious and vibrant in color - two thumbs up :)

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  16. Colorful and delicious soup, first time here, you have wonderful recipes, gladly following U..

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  17. Perfect for the weather and delicious soup..

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  18. Healthy and delicious soup..nice recipe!

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