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Spicy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Simply served with crusty bread rolls, this soup is ideal for a cold winter snack or as a nutritious start to any dinner.

This recipe for Spicy Pumpkin Soup serves 8 people.

Time required: 1 hour
(20 minutes to prepare, then cook for 40 minutes)

Ingredients you'll need:

  • 1 chilli, (optional)
  • 1 tsp curry powder, or curry paste
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 parsnips, chopped
  • ½ cup of yoghurt
  • 1 carrot, chopped (optional)
  • 1 kg butternut pumpkin
  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 L water
  • 2 onions, diced

How to make Spicy Pumpkin Soup:

  1. Peel pumpkin using a very sharp knife. Chop the pumpkin flesh roughly.
  2. Place pumpkin, parsnip, potato, onion, carrot, garlic, ginger, curry powder, chilli and water in a large saucepan.
  3. Cover; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer for about 40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender and about to fall apart.
  4. Puree in batches using a handheld blender or food processor. Taste and, if required, add freshly ground black pepper or extra chilli
  5. Serve pumpkin in bowls with a swirl of yoghurt (or sour cream) on top or, stir yoghurt through soup; serve.

Recipe Notes:

MICROWAVE - Mix all ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Cook on High for 20 to 25 minutes. Stand for 5 minutes before pureeing.

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