Wednesday 18 December 2013

Pumpkin Soup with Red Curry paste and Coconut Milk

I know Ishould be posting something very christmasy as it is December.
Truth to told , this is the first year I have not made any cookies or anything festive as I hardly have time and when I do have free time last thing I want to do is bake even though I love baking.

And I thought this soup is a good idea as if you are like me, when we have having christmas eve party at home and we do serve soup, so if you are in a mood to serve a creamy soup for your guest then I think this is a delicious soup for the occasion.

Ofcourse make sure your guest like a little bit of spicyness they get from the red curry paste.
I served this soup for dinner with the delicious buns


1300 ml vegetable broth
1600 gm pumpkin skin removed and chopped
2 onions chopped
350 gm leeks chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
12 gm ginger peeled and chopped
1 stick lemongrass (crush them and cut in two pieces it will be easy to take them out when the soup is cooked)
1 1/2 tbsp toamto puree
2 tbsp thai red curry paste
400 ml coconut milk ( I used tin)
2 tbsp oil
1 red chillie sliced , this is optional it is to decorate before you serve the soup.

Heat in big pot oil and add the onions and leeks and sautee for few minutes.
Add the ginger, garlic fry for few minutes.
Add the red curry paste and totamto pure cook for futher few minutes.
Now add the pumpkin pieces saute for 2 minutes.
Add the vegetable broth, lemongrass.
Let the soup come to boil and lower to medium heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes ot till the vegetables are cooked.
Fish out the lemongrass pieces and using a hand held blender mix the soup to a smooth texture.
Add the coconut milk and serve.



Gloria Baker said...

this soup look delicious! I love soup!

sra said...

I'll make this one day :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Had some carrot soup for the lunch too. Wish I could find some pumpkins at this time of year. They ain't available after Halloween. Your soup looks fabulous.

Vineetha Sush said...

why didnt u post this during halloween time ? :P I had a whole big pumkin to finish and this soup with thai paste is something I would have defintely tried ..but I am book marking this for future...

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

I love soup all year long. Happy Holidays!

AJ said...

Looks wonderful!!

Linda said...

Happy New Year dear Finla! Hope 2014 brings you and your family much joy :) I will be over straight away for the thai red curry soup! :)

Linda said...

Finla, happy new year! Did you say pumpkin *and* thai red curry? :):) I'll be right over........... :)