Friday, 10 May 2013

Spicy Pumpkin Soup (Italian Style )

Today is 10th of the month and as decided the members of  Potluck party are celebrating a virtual party at their space. This is a brain child of  Jagruti and anyone interested can get more details from  here .

I have made a Spicy Hot  Pumpkin Soup for this party and hope that all the other members enjoy having this hot soup with the hot gossip .

This soup is very comforting to have and in itself is a whole meal if had with toasted bread.

Ingredients :

1/4 Kg .......................Pumpkin
1/2 cup......................chana dall
1.....................onion (finely chopped)
2 to 3................garlic cloves ( crushed)
1 tsp .....................green chilly and ginger (finely chopped )
1tsp.......................cumin seeds (crushed)
1tsp.......................oregano
2tsp......................lemon juice
2 tbsp....................olive oil
salt

For the Garnish :

2 tbsp..........................pumpkin seeds
few.........................fried onion rings (bought readymade from hot chips)
2 tbsp...................finely chopped coriander leaves






Method :

Remove the skin and seeds of the pumpkin and cut into big pieces.
Wash and soak the chana daal in water for at least 2 hours.
Boil the pumpkin and chana daal together in pressure cooker till soft.
Grind the above and make a smooth puree.
In a pan heat the olive oil and add the onions.
When onions become golden add crushed garlic, chilly and ginger and saute for 2 minutes.
Now add crushed cumin seeds and oregano and again saute till it gives out lovely aroma.
Now add the pumpkin and dall puree, lemon juice and salt and boil .
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves, pumpkin seeds and the fried onion rings.

Soup can also be served with fried bread croutons instead of onion rings.

So off goes this soup to the Potluck Cyberstyle event organized by Jagruti at  jcookingodyssey








4 comments:

  1. Ooo Nayana I have never had pumpkin soup would love to start off with onion rings soaked in the soup looks so tempting!

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  2. Lovely colour, excellent soup. Never had pumpkin soup. Yours looks yummy!

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  3. Healthy soup and well presented..

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  4. We are still having freezing weather, tthis soup is suitable for that weather. Can't wait to try it out :)

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