Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Red Pumpkin Soup

This time for Radhika's Blog Hop, i was paired with Farah. Farah & I started blogging around the same time & do drop by to check out each others recipes, whenever possible... So, it was easy for me to find my way around her blog & choose Pumpkin Soup for the Blog Hop.. 

I remember tasting this for the very first time in Leela, when i had gone for a training.. As i had mentioned in on of my earlier posts.. best part of training are always the buffet :)..My love for Tomato Soup can't be explained :D & for a foodie, i am scared to experiment.. yeah! i like a few things esp in restaurants & mostly stick to them..( i am working on that now though :))..So, as usual when i saw the name of the soup, i was not sure whether i wanted to have it.. It looked great..color was appealing but had my own doubts..After a lil coxing from my friend & the hotel's rep.. thought i have to give it a shot & i am glad i didn't miss it...Now, when i saw this on her blog.. I knew this would be it.. So here's the soup with a lil tweak :)

1. Red Pumpkin - 1/4 of a pumpkin or 3 cups cubed
2. Onion - 1 cup
3. Cloves - 2
4. Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
5. Garlic paste - 1 tsp
6. Veg Broth/Seasoning cube - 3 cups/ 1cube*
7. Butter - 1 tbsp
8. All purpose flour - 1 tbsp or Cornflour
9. Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
10. Water - 1/2 cup
11. Salt - to taste
12. Pepper powder - a sprinkle as garnish (optional)

Preparation Time!!
1. In a pressure cooker, add the butter & as it melts, add cinnamon & cloves. To this add onions & sauté lightly

2. To the onions, add garlic paste and sauté for a minute. To this add red pumpkin and mix well. Saute for a minute or two and add the broth

3. Pressure cook this for 2 whistles and once the steam cools off, strain the mixture and separate the broth and cooked pumpkin

4. Once the pumpkins cool, puree it in a blender with water
5. In the pressure cooker, add the pumpkin-onion puree. To this add All purpose flour, red chilli powder & salt. Mix well to form no lumps mixture and add the broth to get the desired soup consistency

6. Give it one boil and remove of flame.. Sprinkle a lil pepper & enjoy this healthy, nutritious & tasty soup :)

* You could use the broth at home or the store bought one.If you add a seasoning cube, be careful while adding salt, as cubes have them too! If adding  a cube, add 2-1/2 to 3 cups of water
** Addition of cloves, cinnamon, chilli powder & all purpose flour is optional.. the recipe doesn't call for it.. I think they add flavor ( Cloves & cinnamon) and APF gives a lil thickness and chilli for a lil spice


  1. Love the color of the soup. so tempting with contrasting color with the bowl.

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  2. Wow...Very delicious soup.

  3. Colour is so vibrant. It looks very yummy.

  4. soup looks fabulous, would love to try this out :)

  5. Wow very inviting

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  6. I have the same apprehension of trying pumpkin soups especially. Your pictures are so tempting that I might try it one of these days. The pics are awesome by the way. Good one.

  7. Lovely color, even I am yet to try a soup with pumpkin, have not experimented much with this vegetable..

  8. very tempting.. nice colour and as always all snaps look great
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  9. The colour - amazing. And so inviting.

  10. Nice lovely color !! looks so appealing and super one !!

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  11. Delicious pumpkin soup. I love them too. I make them with carrot.

    1. Addition of carrot sounds interesting.. will try the next time!

  12. Soup sounds and looks delicious.

  13. Beautiful color...soup looks very delicious

  14. Wat a super comforting soup,colour itself makes me hungry.

  15. That is a lovely soup...would definitely try it Rasi :) What a fantastic way of using pumpkins!

  16. I love pumpkin soup and I am not too fond of could sprinkle some roasted nuts like pine nuts...tastes really nice and adds a really nice crunch :-)

  17. awesome soup ...........yummy

  18. oh that beautiful colour...fallen in love with the vibrancy!

  19. Wow this is something I have been meaning to try but scared as family dear will scoff. But now this rains this will see the table often.

  20. Soup looks very delicious n tempting...very nice color

  21. idu nijawagalu super dear means "this is really superb".

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  22. hi rasi........sorry for the extremely long delay! love ur version of this pumpkin soup! glad you tried it out :)


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