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14 September, 2016

Simple Pumpkin Soup

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I made this Simple Pumpkin Soup!

Simple Pumpkin Soup

Simple Pumpkin Soup

Soup is liquid food, generally served warm but then you can also have it cold!

A soup is made by combining ingredients such as meat and vegetables with stock, juice, water, or another liquid the soup is generally boiled in a pot  till the flavours are extracted, forming a broth.

My daughters generally are jumping with joy when we have soup for a meal. Yes, it’s a meal in my place. The soup has to be sufficient for second and third refills. Still the next day I will be asked there is no soup from yesterday?

So when I made this Pumpkin soup I was expecting the same reaction from them. Unfortunately, I had not thought of the fact that pumpkin is sweetish.

Ahh! Being a regular reader here I guess you know the catch! Sweet and a strange colour the younger one refused the elder one tried but told me she does not like it as it is sweet.

So next time I will be adding some red chilli the small pungent one that is called ‘tarvati mirchi’ here. One will have the mouth smoking…

According to Wikipedia,

Pumpkins, like other squash, are thought to have originated in North America. The oldest evidence, pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 BC, was found in Mexico.

I disagree Indians have been eating pumpkins from ages. We have also made musical instruments from them like the Veena, which is described in Rigveda.

You will not have throw away any part of a pumpkin right from the skin, the flesh seeds, leaves and flowers are edible. Try making salad from the flesh or a vegetable or stir fry, chutney( will post the recipe soon), bread, pumpkin juice, cupcakesIf that is not enough add pumpkin in your sambhar or dal.

For Halloween and thanksgiving, you will be served pumpkin in various forms in the United States and Canada. They also store frozen pumpkin purée for use later in the year.

Pumpkin soup is a usually bound soup made from a puree of pumpkin. It is made by combining the meat of a blended pumpkin with broth or stock.[1] It can be served hot or cold, and is a popular Thanksgiving dish in the United States.[2] Pumpkin soup was a staple for the prisoners of war in North Vietnamese prison camps during the Vietnam War.[3]

But when I made mine I went back to memory where some time ago, okay ages ago I had read in some magazine this soup and I went on adding what I could remember. Needless to say, I was making it the first time and pouring rains and no vegetable save pumpkin made this Pumpkin soup a necessity.

Let move today’s #Cooking Carnival to Pumpkin Soup.

Simple Pumpkin Soup

Soup is liquid food, generally served piping hot but then you can also have it cold!

  • Preparation time:  15 minutes
  • Cook time:  15 minutes
  • Total Time:  30 minutes
  • Serves: 6
Ingredients:
  • 2-3 cups Pumpkin, chopped
  • 1 Onion roughly chopped
  • 1 Potato, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 ½cups Water
  • 4 cups  Vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • In the pressure cooker add the pumpkin, onion, potatoes, tomatoes, carrot garlic and water.
  • Cook for 3 whistles. Let the pressure drop naturally.
  • Once cool blend. Transfer to the cooker.
  • Add the vegetable broth, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil. Adjust the thickness of the soup according to your taste.
  • Serve hot or cold.

Notes:

  • We had the soup hot but it can be had cold too.

Day 12

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