Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin is super nutritious. I don’t need any other reason to include them in my diet. :-) I usually make pumpkin soup and pumpkin idlis, two of our favourites at home. 

Here’s a simple recipe for a hearty pumpkin soup. It’s filling, satisfying, flavourful and so good for you! Perfect for a nutritious weeknight dinner. It's delicious, savoury, creamy without using any cream. ;-) Enjoy a bowl of this steaming hot soup & thank me later. :)


  • 2 cups of cubed pumpkin
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • Freshly crushed pepper 
  • Salt to taste

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Preparation Method:

  1. Peel and deseed the pumpkin. 
  2. Chop it roughly into tiny cubes. 
  3. Heat oil in a wok, add in peeled, finely chopped garlic and let it sizzle for a minute.
  4. Before the garlic starts to brown, add in peeled, finely chopped onion and saute them until they become translucent.
  5. Add in cubed pumpkin, salt, 1.5 cups of water and cook closed until the pumpkin’s soft and done.
  6. Let it cool completely and then blend using a blender.
  7. Transfer the pumpkin puree into a cooking vessel. Add in salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, crushed pepper and mix well.
  8. Add about 1/2 - 1 cup of water depending on the thickness of the soup you desire and mix well.
  9. Bring the soup to boil and then let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Serve the soup steaming hot and enjoy. For added taste serve it with some crispy garlic bread. 

Side Note: You can add some cream if you want to, but I avoid them for the extra calories. And when the soup's super creamy without cream then what's the point?

You can turn pumpkin seeds into a delicious snack, instead of throwing them away. Give it a try.

Other soups you may like:

Mushroom Soup

Vegetable Soup

Celery Tomato Carrot Soup - Slimming Soup

Tomato Soup

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