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How to Make a Quick and Easy Pumpkin Soup

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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.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

20 min

30 min

Four bowls of soup


  • 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!
Hot Pumpkin Soup

Hot Pumpkin Soup