Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin soup

Once the fall season starts we have too many pumpkin’s sitting around house. Kids go pumpkin picking from school, then with friends and we end up with lots and lots of them. We carved a few, cooked a few. Here is a pumpkin and spinach soup that I tried after my son asked me for one. It was quite tasty with all the pepper and spices. Loved its vibrant color.
Hmmm, can you smell the crispy leaves basking in beautiful afternoon? But fall always passes by too quickly.  I wish it stays in 70s temperature always. I love beautiful fall colors. Ahh.. with no such luck and cold coming in yday, try this hot soup to relish at home instead.

Serves: 3 | Prep Time: 10 min. | Cooking Time: 20 min.

Brother pumpkin & Sister pumpkin hanging out together

  • Pumpkin – 2 cups - Peeled and pressure cooked / pumpkin puree
  • Spinach/ Palak - 1 cup (coarsely chopped)
  • Diced Tomatoes & chilies (mild) - 1 (Ro*tel brand - 10 oz can )
  • Vegetable/ Chicken broth - 14.5 oz can (or Water)
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Garlic – 2 pods
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp.
  • Thyme powder - 1 tsp.
  • Heavy cream - 2 tbsp. 
  • Olive Oil – 2 tsp.
  • Salt to taste

One of the pumpkin is almost wilted from direct sunlight
Method of Preparation
~ In a pan, heat oil and add onion, garlic and fry till translucent.
~ Add spinach and cook for few minutes until spinach wilts.
~ Add diced tomatoes and chilies, pumpkin puree and mix it all together. Switch off after 5 minutes.
~ After this is cooled, puree it in a blender.
~ Now heat this puree in the same pan, add chicken/ vegetable stock, pepper powder, thyme powder.
~ Check the salt and add to taste. Bring the soup to a boil.
~ Switch off and add heavy cream and give it a nice mix.
~ While serving you can add some more cream and some mint leaves to garnish.

Sending this to Vardhini's Halloween Fiesta event.
Dee's Pumpkin blog hop
Kalyani's 100 Days Global Food Festival
Srivalli's Soup's and Salad Mela


  1. Looks like a great recipe! I love pumpkin soup and all of it's spiciness. I am totally enjoying the fall this year. It has been spectacular weather in our area which means beautiful trees!

    Thanks for linking up to my blog hop!

  2. lovely soup recipe

  3. Perfect for the season! Thick n comfy it looks!

  4. healthy and delicious :)

  5. very delicious soup...looks yummm

  6. lovely Halloween fun - delicious soup :)
    Mary x

  7. Yummy Soup!! never tried pumpkin in soups..looks great!

  8. soup with pumpkin..sounds interesting dear, soup looks delicious..nice pumpkin carvings n clicks..

  9. Nice and healthy soup...Very comforting...

  10. Very healthy soup..thanks for sending this across..


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