Thursday, January 31, 2013

Vegetarian Pumpkin Soup

1/2 pumpkin - remove outer skin and seeds and cut into slices
1/2 white onion - peeled and sliced
1 cup vegetable stock/water
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of cinnamon powder
toasted pine nuts
few tbsp half and half
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat up oil in a pan.  Saute the onion till fragrant.  Add 1 tbsp butter and melt it.  Add pumpkin and fry for 1 minute.
  2. Add vegetable stock and cover.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or till ingredients are softened 
  3. Transfer to a blender and puree the soup till it is smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the pureed soup back into the pan and stir half and half into it.  Add salt and cinnamon powder to taste.
  5. Ladle into a serving bowl.  Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and top with toasted pine nuts.
  6. Serve warm.

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