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August 26, 2009

Pumpkin and Mixed Vegetable Soup


Every once in a while, I find that I have to cook for just myself. Either S isn't home for dinner or he's traveling. I don't like to cook up a storm on those days unless I have friends coming over. Soups come to my rescue at such times. I don't believe in there being the "right weather" for soup. There isn't a right weather for rice or rotis, so why single out soups.


I had some chopped yellow pumpkin in the freezer. I decided to make pumpkin soup with that. But I also noticed some mixed vegetables. It was too small a quantity to be used anywhere else, so I decided to add them to the soup.


1 cup Pumpkin, diced

1/2 cup Mixed Vegetables, chopped (Carrots, Beans, Peas)

1 tsp Olive Oil
1 large Onion, chopped
1/2 cup Milk
1/4 tsp Parsley
1/4 tsp Basil

1/4 tsp Chilli Flakes

1/4 tsp Garlic, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste


Heat the oil in a pressure pan and add the onion. Fry till the pieces turn translucent. Add the pumpkin pieces and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the chilli flakes, basil, parsley, and garlic. Add the mixed vegetables along with some salt and a little water. Cover and cook for 2-3 whistles.


When cool, blend the vegetable mixture in a liquidizer with a little milk. Transfer this to a vessel and add the remaining milk and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy this soup as it is, or with some toast to make it a complete meal!

18 comments:

Pari said...

hi! That's an innovative soup. Incidentally I have posted two Pumkin recipes today. Check it out.

Nithya & Pavithra said...

Nice recipe. :) Looks inviting.

Gita said...

I love these types of creamy pureed soups...they are very comforting :)

Priya said...

Lovely and healthy soup..

Janice Soriano said...

simple and tasty, great recipe.

Seema said...

A comfort soup & delicious too!

bindiya said...

Have never tried this kinda soup before, but sure looks good.

Sanghi said...

Yummmy healthy soup dear! You can send this to sireesha's SoupnJuice event @ http://momrecipies.blogspot.com/2009/08/announcing-event-soup-n-juice.html

KamalKitchen said...

Looks simple and delicious..

Ashwini said...

Hey Raaga! Pumpkin soup! Yumm....never thought about it....will try some time, here we get Calabaza, it comes under the melons family. Will try some time.

Btw I made the Walnut cake wit your recipe and it was yumm!! Will post it soon! Thanks a bunch, I am a proud baker now :)

Cheerz
Ashwini

Hari Chandana said...

very innovative recipe.. looks soo delicious..

sra said...

That's a nice colour! Incidentally, I had soup for dinner today! Bought off the street.

Vaishali said...

That looks almost like a mango lassi :) Lovely color, and I like all those flavors from the herbs!

Danielle said...

one of my daughters loves soup...and I really enjoy cream soups. however, I am a cold weather soup eater :) so I'll have to save this recipe for then! I look forward to trying it out.

Parita said...

Lovely Soup raaga! very unique and different :)

Priti said...

That's cool..pumpkin soup...looks delicious

s said...

planning to make soup an integral part of my families diet..this is perfect..

Aaarti said...

:)Nice... me loves this soup a lottttttttttttt