Monday, May 4, 2009

Pumpkin-Carrot soup

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During my grocery shopping last week this piece of pumpkin attracted me enough to carry it along with me.In my two and half years of kitchen adventures i never got to use the pumpkin in my cooking,so i thought of giving a start with a soup.Soups are always welcome at my place and hubby likes especially light and clear soups with some toasted bread.Most of the times my dinner just comprises of soup,toasted bread and salad.I prepared this soup in a simple way like how i prepare basic tomato soup just that i replaced tomato by pumpkin and added celery to give a nice flavor to the soup.

Ingredients:

1 small pumpkin slice,cut into cubes
1 carrot sliced
1 stem of celery
1 small onion sliced
4-5 garlic pods
2 cloves
1/2 " cinnamon
1 Bay leaf
1 tbsp olive oil/butter
1/2 tsp pepper powder/pepper corns
salt




Method:

Heat olive oil in a pot/pan and saute sliced onions and garlic until soft, throw the chopped veggies into the pan and saute for a minute.
pour 3-4 cups of water,dry masalas(cinnamon,cloves and bay leaf,pepper corns if using) and cover it and cook until all the vegetables are soft.cool it down,remove the bay leaf and blend it into a nice smooth mixture.
Heat the mixture again in the pan and add water to get the required consistency.
Season it with salt and pepper according to your taste.

Serve hot with toasted garlic bread/simple bread.



39 comments:

Pooja said...

I too love soups and have it usually for dinner as an entree itself. The soup looks delicious. Great colour and nice idea to incorporate pumpkins and carrots :)

Padma said...

Healthy soup and also nice colour Prathiba :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

The soup looks so appetizing along with the toasted soup...I have not tried pumpkin soup yet..I should try out your soup soon :)

Ushanandini said...

Both are best combo.Nice colour..Lovely and healthy soup:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Pumpkin and carrot healthy and a comforting soup... nice color, its still cold out here i guess I could borrow that bowl...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy soup.... somehow i suck at making soups :)

Prathibha said...

Thank you Pooja,padma,usha..


@Gita go try out gal,its simple n comforting too..

@ramya mumbai is sweating gal..good u ppl r enjoying cold weather there..u can grab how many bowls u want lol..

@mahima sometimes i feel the same way when hubby does not pass good comments...:)

Asha said...

Beautiful color, love the combo. healthy and tasty! :)

Pavithra said...

hi dear we love soup always , pumpkin soup is one of our favourite soup its rich and creamy texture..yumm and healthy too.Nice clicks and posting

Lavanya said...

Hi Prathy..i never tried this soup..healthy n tasty soup :)

Pooja said...

Nice color Prathibha..Chala bagundi..

Trupti said...

pumpkin & carrot ..what a combination pratibha. Soup looks delicious

Priya said...

Even I use pumpkin very rarely. This soup sounds perfect for a cozy meal.

Priya said...

Lovely soup, love both pumpkin and carrot together, soup looks amazing, rich and with creamy texture..welldone Prathibha!

Uma said...

this is such a hearty soup. looks so colorful and refreshing. Love the gorgeous header. Just fantastic :)

Sowjanya said...

celery in carrot soup. Prathy, thats a great idea for people like me who is not into celery :)

Nice pics too.

Priya Sriram said...

Thats a bright and sunny coloured soup! Looks very inviting... :)

Sushma said...

very colorful soup Prathibha..
good job

Prathibha said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments..


@sowjanya..Thanks for visiting my blog and passing those lovely words..

@priya..Thanks for visiting my blog and passing those lovely words..plz do visit often..

Cham said...

Such a bright warm soup!

Madhumathi said...

Gorgeous soup! Love soup with bread!

Shama Nagarajan said...

different combo..yummy soup

Prathibha said...

Thank you madhu,cham n shama..

Kitchen Flavours said...

What a combo......Soup looks comforting and droolworthy.....

Sujatha said...

Nice color and looks so delicious!!

AnuSriram said...

wow.. thats a lovely colour! Looks inviting! Delicious soup.. Slurp!!

Prathibha said...

Thank you lubna,sujatha and anu.

Shreya said...

love the colour! never thought of using pumpkin in soup.

Smitha said...

Love the color. I make this soup often

ARUNA said...

nice soup n nice color Prathibha................i c colors all around!!!!!!

Tina said...

very colourful soup dear....

Prathibha said...

Thank you shreya,smitha and aruna.

@Tina Thanks for visiting my blog gal...

Chitra said...

Its very new to me, never thought of using pumpkin in a soup:)Good idea!!

Valarmathi said...

Very nice color. Looks yummy.

Prathibha said...

Thank you chitra and valar..

UjjU said...

WoW! The color is so good. I would love to have this! Yummy!

Le @HC said...

Love the color of soup. refreshing!!

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

nice combination! yummy soup!

Prathibha said...

Thank you Ujju,Le and madhu

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