How to Make a Quick and Easy Pumpkin Soup

Updated on January 9, 2020
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Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Soup

Try This Easy and Quick Winter Warmer Soup

I had a portion of pumpkin left in my kitchen that inspired me to make this awesome soup. While sipping it, I felt what a blessing it is to enjoy cold winter with this hot and spicy puree.

5 stars for Pumpkin Soup

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Four bowls of soup

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl chopped pumpkin, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 8 peppercorns
  • 1 green chili, not so spicy
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 inch cinnamon stick
  • a tiny piece nutmeg, optional, gives nice flavor
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 2 pinches red chili powder or Kashmiri red chili powder, for garnish
  • a few chopped spring onion greens, for garnish
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream, garnish

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Wash pumpkin. Remove the skin. Chop the flesh and collect it in a bowl.
  2. Heat butter and oil in a deep pan. Add cumin seeds, peppercorns, and cinnamon stick. Sauté until the cumin sizzles.
  3. Throw in chopped onions and stir-fry until they turn transparent. Add slit green chilies and chopped tomatoes and continue sautéing until tender.
  4. Add chopped pumpkin and salt and sauté for 2 minutes. Pour in 2 cups of water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Put on the lid for faster cooking. When the pumpkin is soft, set it aside to cool.
  5. Put the soup into a blender. Add a tiny piece of nutmeg and grind it to a smooth puree. Strain.
  6. Pour the puree into a pot, add 2 glasses of water and sugar. Boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste. Squeeze in the lemon juice and stir once.
  7. Your pumpkin soup is ready to serve. Pour equally into four bowls and garnish with some fresh cream, a pinch of red chili powder, and a few chopped spring onion greens. Enjoy sipping this creamy hot soup!

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Step one: Keep the ingredients ready.Step two: Saute cumin seeds in butter. Add chopped onions. Stir-fry till they become transparent. Step three: Add slit green chilies and continue sauteing.Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes, pepper corns, a piece of nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick. Stir-fry till tomato becomes soft.Step five: Add chopped pumpkins. Stir-cook for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and mix well.Step six: Pour 2 cups of water. Boil the mix for 3 minutes or till pumpkin becomes soft. Turn off the fire. Keep aside the mix for cooling.The mixStep seven: Pour the contents into a mixer grinder. Grind to get a smooth puree. Strain it.Step eight: Boil the puree adding 2 glasses of water. Add sugar. Check for salt. Add, if necessary. Squeeze lemon juice. Mix once.  Step nine: Pumpkin soup is ready to serve. Pour it into 4 bowls. Garnish with a tiny pinch of kashmiri red chili powder, fresh cream, and a few chopped spring onion greens.Pumpkin soup
Step one: Keep the ingredients ready.
Step one: Keep the ingredients ready.
Step two: Saute cumin seeds in butter. Add chopped onions. Stir-fry till they become transparent.
Step two: Saute cumin seeds in butter. Add chopped onions. Stir-fry till they become transparent.
Step three: Add slit green chilies and continue sauteing.
Step three: Add slit green chilies and continue sauteing.
Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes, pepper corns, a piece of nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick. Stir-fry till tomato becomes soft.
Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes, pepper corns, a piece of nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick. Stir-fry till tomato becomes soft.
Step five: Add chopped pumpkins. Stir-cook for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and mix well.
Step five: Add chopped pumpkins. Stir-cook for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and mix well.
Step six: Pour 2 cups of water. Boil the mix for 3 minutes or till pumpkin becomes soft. Turn off the fire. Keep aside the mix for cooling.
Step six: Pour 2 cups of water. Boil the mix for 3 minutes or till pumpkin becomes soft. Turn off the fire. Keep aside the mix for cooling.
The mix
The mix
Step seven: Pour the contents into a mixer grinder. Grind to get a smooth puree. Strain it.
Step seven: Pour the contents into a mixer grinder. Grind to get a smooth puree. Strain it.
Step eight: Boil the puree adding 2 glasses of water. Add sugar. Check for salt. Add, if necessary. Squeeze lemon juice. Mix once.
Step eight: Boil the puree adding 2 glasses of water. Add sugar. Check for salt. Add, if necessary. Squeeze lemon juice. Mix once.
Step nine: Pumpkin soup is ready to serve. Pour it into 4 bowls. Garnish with a tiny pinch of kashmiri red chili powder, fresh cream, and a few chopped spring onion greens.
Step nine: Pumpkin soup is ready to serve. Pour it into 4 bowls. Garnish with a tiny pinch of kashmiri red chili powder, fresh cream, and a few chopped spring onion greens.
Pumpkin soup
Pumpkin soup

Nutritional Information of Pumpkin Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 412
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 42 g14%
Sugar 8 g
Fiber 10 g40%
Protein 13 g26%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 951 mg40%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Hot Pumpkin Soup
Hot Pumpkin Soup

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