Monday, 22 October 2007

Pumpkin Soup


What can i say about this soup.
Well Nothing much than it is a very easy and a delicious soup.

Here in the shops they have this time around a lot of Pupmkins, so i bought this huge pumpkin. So you can expect a another soup recipe from me next week with the other half of the pumpkin :-)


Pumpkin,onions........


Warm and Delicious

Ingrigients:

1 to 1 1/2 kg pumpkin peeled and chopped .
2 l vegetable broth ( i used broth tablets)
1 fat leek chopped
1 onion chopped
2 tbsp concentrated tomato pulp
2 tbsp butter or oil
200 ml cream
Pepper and salt to taste ( Tste the soup when it is done and then add the salt as the broth cubes are mostlti salty)
Method:
Heat the oil and add the onions and leek and fry till they are soft. Then add the pumpkin and the vegetable broth and the tomato pulp and the pepper. Cook for 25 minutes or till the pumpkin is soft.

Puree the soup with a mixer. I always use a hand mixer which is very easy.
Add the cream and enjoy.

I always make my soup in the pressure cooker. So it takes only 10 to 15 minutes to cook.

Mostly when i make this soup i have a whole big pot so i freeze the rest of the soup in portions for another lazy day :-)

53 comments:

Asha said...

Slurp!! I bought a small Pumpkin to make a scary dish for Halloween!;D
Soup looks yum F, enjoy! Happy Monday!

TBC said...

That looks delicious. It's perfect for the weather we're having here. Thanks for the recipe, HC:-)

Cinnamon said...

It looks delicious! and I bet, it must be tasting wonderful too!!!
Lovely!

Padmaja said...

Halloween is just round the corner and here i am already looking at amazing dishes made of pumpkin!! and who can beat a bowl os pumpkin soup!! yummy yum!!

Happy cook said...

Asha Scary dish. Is it going to be eatble or just for show.

TBC Yeah here too it is getting colder and when it is cold soups are a welcome sight

Cinnamon Yeah it was tasting delicious


Padmaja Here there is not that much celebrations for Halloween, even though shops sells lot of these halloween goodies. We all love the soup

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Happy cook.....Thatz a real comfort-coup....a pleasing color.......Nice one there :-)

sunita said...

Nothing can beat a bowl of hearty warm soup...your pumpkin soup does look nice indeed.

Laavanya said...

This looks very good :) I've tried a pumpkin and black bean soup once before and was very surprised that I liked it. Shall wait for the other soup recipe as well.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Pumpkin soup is a great idea! Looking delicious!:)) When I read that broth tablets are available, I am reminded of jetsons comic series where tablets have replaced food!:D Are they really replacing!! :D

Tee said...

I love soups especially in this cold fall season! Your pumpkin soup looks so comforting !:)

Happy cook said...

Srisha Kilambi Thankyou. It is a great soup, it is one of the favourite soup ( she have few) from my daughter

Sunita Yeah i agree with you. My hubby is a reall soup fan so mostly he want to have a cup before meals.

Lavanya i will post that next week, it is almost same but with few more ingridients and it is creamier

Latha Narasimhan. Well let me clear it for you, maybe it is my fault that you got the impression ( i will change in the post)
What i mean by tablet is the broth cubes we get in the shops, we have to add half a litre water to each cube . The recipe comes from a Flemsih magazine and they say it tablets, so i must have literally translated it :-)))

Tee thnkyou. Try to make them you will love it

Prema Sundar said...

Good looking soup.. haven't tried pumpkin soup at all... should try urs this winter. thanks.

meeso said...

Pumpkins...I love 'em! It's a nice short list of ingredients too, sometimes that is so nice...looks delicious!

DEEPA said...

excellent soup ....yummy one ...wonderful ...

Rajitha said...

yumm..i have all the ingredients...i will make this and let u know!!

Richa said...

am always up for soup, this looks delicious :) liked the idea of adding some tomato pulp :)
looking frwrd to more soups....

remya said...

I bet it tasted delicious...very yumm...simply perfect...

Bharathy said...

This bowl of soup is a delicious and healthy treat!!..Nice colour!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice soup...!

Daily Meals said...

Lovely soup! I like it's colour.

Lissie said...

nice color! yummy soup...:) i love to have soups this season!

Happy cook said...

Prema sundar. You will love it. It is having such a nice taste.

Meeso The only time i use pupkins are in the soup and that too in this period

Deepa Thankyou

Rajitha Do let me know if you liked it. If you have left over soup you can freeze them


Rich adding the tomato is my MIL idea she say it gives a nice taste so i too do it

RemyaIt was delicious

Bharathy. It is indeed healthy. And my daughter loves the soup as it is fully mixed

Raks Kitchen Thankyou

Daily meals Thankyou

Lissie yeah it does have this beautifull color and the taste is great if i say it myself

SHANTI BHANU said...

never heard of this....looks yummy

Retno Prihadana said...

Yumm..really good in the cold day!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Beautiful soup!
Thank you for your comment. I'm very happy to discover your site.

Greetings, Margot

Kajal said...

I never try any recipe of pumpkin in my life but this soup is delicious my dear thanks for sharing this hot dish as winter is start in India.

Hava a nice day!!!

Menu Today said...

Hi,
Healthy, good looking soup. Thanks for sharing your recipe

Happy cook said...

Shanti Bhanu You should try them they are really easy

Retno... Indeed it is excelent for a cold weather

Coffie and Vannila It was a pleasure to discover you site.

Kajal The onlt time i use pumkin is when i make soup and they are really delicious. It is cold in India? Here it is getting to 1 to 2°c so i swtiched on the heating system today. SHould have done that atleast a week ago but then i was really lazy to clen up the heating system. :-)

Menu Yoday Thankyou

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

luks yumm, happy cook, and the tart, my my!!!...its heavenly!

Kribha said...

Your soups always look so inviting. Could you pass me me on that bowl please. Lovely recipe and nice presentation.

Mandira said...

the pumpkin soup looks so delicious. I was also browsing through the recipes I missed and that kulfi... is yum!

Dani Spies said...

mmmm...this looks delicious! This is my first time on your site...I'm lovin' it! Thanks.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

I have large pumpkin and I think I will use your recipe.... Thank you for sharing.

Margot

Ti said...

Can i have one bowl for my lunch? :) i like the colour, its perfect

Mocha said...

I bought 2 huge pumkins for my kids for halloween. WHat a perfect time to post the soup.

Happy cook said...

A kitchen scientis.... Thankyou indeed the tart was also really delicious

Kribha Thankyou. My spups are mostly very easy to make too

Mandira Thankyou. Yeah the kulfi was really nice

Dani spies Welcome to my blog. I am glad you found me:-)

Coffee and Vannilla Thankyou

TI thankyou u may have a huge bowl from me :-)

Mocha well now is them time to use the fles from the pumpkin as mosqtly kids only use the hard things around it to decorate so no waste :-)

Seena said...

Happy,
Pumpkin, in any form is acceptable..loved your soup, looks soo tasty..good color..

Mishmash ! said...

Surprising to note that you have not used any spices or herbs for flavour.Must be the cream and the veg broth thats making it rich right ?

Sharmi said...

very rich soup! nice color too. have to try out. I only make sambar out of it:))

tigerfish said...

Sounds like a good soup to have in fall/winter.

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Cynthia said...

I eat pumpkin but an not a big fan of the vegetable but I do enjoy it like you've prepared it here, in a soup.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

hey I have tagged you for fantastic four MEME...looking forward for your MEME..

Rina said...

You're good at soups dear. Looks gr8.

Jeena said...

Happy I smiled when I saw this recipe as I have lots of soup recipes coming and pumpkin too. :) I love your pumpkin soup recipe it looks wonderful and the dish you served it in is beautiful. :)

Happy cook said...

Seena Thankyou

Mishmash You are correct. I have not used any spices ( i forgot to write i used a tsp of pepper powder, thankx for reminding me, i will correct it) but other than that i have not used anything else. But i do have a another soup pumpkin soup recipe which i will post next week which have garlic.

Sharmi You should try the soup you will really enjoy it. And the only time i use pumpkin is when i make soup :-)

Tigerfish It is delicious soup. And it was apleasure to discover your site.

Cynthia You mean it is like your love hatred for the eggplants :-)) The only time i use pumpkin is when i make soup.

Raks Thankyou for tagging me. Now i have to really think about the MEME. I was telling me to my daughter that you and Asha have tagged me and i don't have nothing much to write about me. But i will still do it.

Rina Thankyou very much.

Jeena Missed you while your computer was away. Looking forward for your soup recipies. Yeah i love the soup bowls i have six of them but mostly i used them when i am having guest

Saju said...

yum! what tasty looking soup, makes me want to run to the shops to buy a pumpkin and make this soup.
Thanks for sharing

Happy cook said...

Saju Thankyou. Why don't you try to make them then they are so easy to make.

anusharaji(www.talimpu.com) said...

thats one beauty you have here.
hardly tried recipes with pumpkin

Vcuisine said...

Soup is yummy HC. I too use pressure cooker only. Viji

Happy cook said...

Ansuraj Thankyou

Vcuisine. I also use always the pressure cooker as it takes so little time.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

I just made your soup! Delicious! I served it with almond flakes and cheese & onion muffins on a side. I will post pictures shortly.

Have a great day, Margot

Happy cook said...

Coffee and Vanilla; Wow you made the soup. Will look forward to your post

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Hi,
I finally made your soup, and sprinkled it with toasted almond flakes... it was delicious.
You can see it here:
http://www.coffeeandvanilla.com/?p=1045
Margot