Wholesome Pumpkin Soup

I had never tried a Pumpkin soup but was always intrigued and decided to find recipes online. I found a dozen of them but I just wanted my little twist on it and so I decided to add a few more things to make my version of it.

To make this Indian Pumpkin soup, you will need the following:

  • 300-400 gms diced green/red pumpkin
  • 1 Medium size potatoe
  • Butter – I usually go by 2 tbs
  • 1 diced medium sized red onion
  • 2 Bay leafs
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • salt and black pepper as per taste
  • 500 ml of water or vegetable/chicken stock

Beschmel sauce:

  • 30 gms butter
  • Instead of spill flour, I use whole wheat flour – 2 tbsp
  • Milk 50ml
  • Pinch of salt

In a pan melt the butter and sauté the onions until they start turning translucent. At this point add the potatoes and pumpkin along with bay leaf, cinnamon and sauté them all together.

Next add salt and pepper as per taste and add water till all the lovely golden translucent concoction is covered with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until all of it softens down to a mash kind of consistency.

Cool down the cooked soup and put it through a blender making a smooth silky consistency. Once you have done this, it’s time to make a very small batch of beschmel sauce to just add a little more oomph to the soup.

Pumpkin soup 1

For the Beschmel sauce, take another pan and melt the butter and add the flour whisking it all the time, making sure the flour does not stick to the pan or forms any lumps. Once it slightly changes colour add in the milk slowly whisking all the time so that no lumps are formed and you have a smooth semi consistency. Make sure you control the fire by increasing or reducing it to a simmer while doing this cause you don’t want a burnt beschmel sauce. Add in the pinch of salt, and make sure your sauce is neither too thick nor too liquid like water.

Now all you do, is add the beschmel sauce to your soup which you need to reheat and just mix in all the goodness together. Heat up the soup to the temperature you like and serve.

Hope you all like this and of course this is not for the health conscious but one can always moderate the butter and other ingridents as per their liking.

Pumpkin soup 2

Here is to a scrumptious soup making your weekday a happy one.

Cheers

Namrata

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