Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Autumn pumpkin soup


Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins this season :) I can't remember the exact type of the pumpkin I used, but it was the one which is good for soups and you can buy normally in a supermarket or even better, from a farmer :D It was already cleaned from the seeds, so I just had to peel, wash and cut it into cubes.
This soup was a result of our gardening party, which turned out to be a great idea. Our friends came to help us with the garden and we made dinner for them :) Everyone was happy in the end, and it was such a nice and natural way to bound with our friends. We are looking forward to the opportunities when we can give this favor back to them :))
This soup is very easy, basically toss everything in the pot and cook/mix together..  
Serves: many hungry tummies (around 10 portions)

What will you need :
- 500 grams of pumpkin
- 500 grams of carrots
- 3 potatoes
- 3-4 dried tomatoes
- 5 cm fresh ginger  
- water
- salt, pepper
- 1 tbs walnut oil (or pumpkin seed oil)
- 1 1/2 tbsp Tamari sauce
- 1 tbsp vegetable broth
- 2 tbsp vegetable curry
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon


Method:
  1. Peel the pumpkin and cut the flesh into cubes. If you have a pumpkin with seeds inside, please remove the seeds first with a spoon. Put the flesh into a big pot.
  2. Wash and peel the carrots and potatoes; cut them into bigger slices. Peel the ginger, cut it into smaller pieces and add all (carrots, potatoes and ginger) into the pot with the pumpkin waiting :)
  3. Add as much water that it just covers the veggies in the pot. Turn the heat to high and wait until the soup starts boiling. Meanwhile, add the spices: vegetable broth, turmeric, cumin seeds, cinnamon, curry and salt.
  4. Once the soup is boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook for around 15 - 20 minutes, until the pumpkin becomes soft.
  5. When the pumpkin is soft, turn off the heat. Add the Tamari sauce, walnut oil, dried tomatoes and pepper. Take the immersion mixer and mix the soup until smooth.
  6. Top with pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil, if you have at home. Serve hot...
Enjoy :))