Healthy doesn’t necessarily have to be bland and boring. Thanks to Dahlia Sam of Simple Indian Recipes, I discovered something that is tasty and healthy. I have made my variations and added some technique to her recipe. I loved it. So will you.
You can read about benefits of pumpkin here
Let us get started.
All you need – Ingredients
- Little more than Half of 1/4 kg Red pumpkin sliced (These days you also get pre-cut pumpkin)
- 1 medium sized Onion sliced
- 2-3 Cloves
- 5-6 Peppercorns (Adjust spice according to your taste)
- 1 -2 cups Water
- 2 tsp Butter
- Oregano for seasoning
In a kadhai or cooking bowl add butter. Add cloves and peppercorns to that. Cook for 30 secs and add onions. Let it fry till it changes colour. Add pumpkin, salt and a cup of water. Close the lid and let it cook. Check in about 7-8 mins. If the pumpkin seems a little soft then take the kadhai off the heat. If not, let it cook until soft. There is no fear of over cooking but make sure pumpkin is soft.
Cool it. Grind this mixture in a mixer. Make into fine paste. Add a little water if required and grind it. Pour it in the kadhai again and let it cook till it comes to boil. Take it off the heat.
Take a plastic sieve/ big tea net. Sieve the soup in another vessel so that you can get rid of loose fibre that might not taste too good. One loves smooth texture of soup. Once done, add oregano or any of your favourite pizza seasoning.
Your soup is ready to serve. Works well as a replacement for heavy dinner.
Here is the original recipe. http://simpleindianrecipes.com/Home/PumpkinSoup.aspx