Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Here in New Zealand winter has well and truly kicked in, so I've been making lots of warming, hearty meals. I love making soup, and pumpkin is one of my favourites. This is my pumpkin soup recipe - I don't normally measure the spices, I just throw in as much as I feel like, so feel free to adjust it to your taste!



1 large pumpkin
2 Tbsp butter
2 large onions
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp grated ginger
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground coriander
6 cups chicken stock
1 tsp nutmeg
Handful sage leaves
Handful walnuts

You can take the skin off the raw pumpkin with a knife, but that is too much hard work for me! I simply cut the pumpkin into large pieces, and cook them in a pot for about 15 minutes. Then, I drain the water off and let the pumpkin cool down, before taking the skin off effortlessly. 

1. Melt butter in a frying pan and sauté onions, garlic and ginger.

2. Add spices and cook, stirring, for about a minute.

3. Transfer mixture into your biggest pot, or a preserving pan. Add pumpkin and chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes. Add nutmeg, and season with salt and pepper to taste (you may not need salt depending on which chicken stock you use, so taste first!).

4. Using a stick mixer, blend soup until pureed. At this point, you can add more chicken stock if you prefer a thinner soup.

5. Stir in a little cream before serving, and garnish with some sage leaves and crushed walnuts.

Enjoy!! This is seriously the best soup ever. 



  1. This looks scrumptious!! It's still summer here in Scotland (though our summer is probably more like your autumn!) but I'll definitely be giving this a whirl in a couple of months! Your food photography is amazing by the way - it's making my morning cereal look very unappetising :)

  2. I don't even like pumpkin soup, but this looks amazing. I might have to give it a second try. Found you via the Friday Chaos blog hop x

    http://www.mummyalarm.co.uk x

  3. YUM! Since it feels like fall in here in Michigan, I think I need to get on making this right away! Thanks for posting this recipe! And also, stop by Wonderful at Homes blog when you can, we have a giveaway going on right now so I'll post the link below and maybe you will win some vintage beauties! Have a good one and again, thanks for posting this awesome recipe!


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