creamy pumpkin

Creamy pumpkin soup

Prep

10 min

Cook

20 min

 

“Yippee!! He’s leaving!yo yo yo!!” I yelled as I saw Bush leave the White House.

Fresh, young , sensible and of course a true leader: Obama has become the 44th President of the US on Tuesday (Jan20, 2009). What a memorable day!

BARACK OBAMA: Fired up n ready to go!!!!

The sea of cheering enthusiast have landed at Washington despite the sub-zero temperature to witness the change in American history. It was a very special and emotional moment for everyone. I was glued to the TV and I felt very emotional and elated as I heard him speak.
A brilliant orator has raised the hopes of millions around the globe.From Chennai to China to Chicago, people are thrilled and excited about the new US President. He seems to be a new ray of hope; not alone for America but for every other nation. A new wax-work of Obama was unveiled by Madame Tussuad’s, London.
Welcome Mr.President!

To mark this celebration, I made a yummy pumpkin soup for my family. Well, a simple celebration to start with :-) (wink).


This simple soup is so easy to fix. The lovely cute yellow pumpkin, the handsome potatoes and the sexy carrots gives it a beautiful texture and sweetness.The mild spices adds a lovely aroma in every mouth. The almonds enriches the richness of the soup and makes it more creamier and thick. The heat comes from the pepper corns and its just the perfect dinner soup for the season.
Ingredients

  • 1 cup cubed yellow pumpkin
  • 1/2cup cubed carrots
  • 1/2 cup cubed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 500-750ml vegetable stock
  • 10-12 soaked deskinned almonds
  • 250-300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • Olive oil
  • White pepper
  • Salt
Masala
  • 1 tsp black pepper balls
  • 1″ cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 Bay leaf
  • 2-4 cloves


Method
Heat the olive oil in a cooking vessel. Saute the onions for a couple of min, then add the potatoes and yellow pumpkin. Cook for 5-7 min. Pour in the vegetable stock and the whole spices. Bring it to a boil and simmer the flame for 10-15min.Once they are cooked, turn off the flame and let it cool.

Fish out the whole spices. Grind the vegetables along with the almonds to a fine thick paste. Mix in the semi-skimmed milk and transfer it to fire. Cook on medium flame for 3-5min.
Dont add too much milk or vegetable stock, the soup tastes great when its thick and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve on pre-warmed soup bowls with soup sticks/cheese toast / pepper pappads. Enjoy!



This is my entry for Harini’s Food in Colours – Jan 2009.

 

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  1. Oh I love ground almonds in soup and this looks delicious!
    Great entry!

  2. soups are always good as they are easy to make and much healthy than other dishes..

    I also watched the tv alomost till evening that day..it really feels good seeing bush going away in his civil life..bye bye bush..welcome obama:)

  3. Ground almonds in soup…thats new to me.Pic looks great.I watched Obama’s inauguration in the TV.I am happy he is in now,hope to see some change here.

  4. Good riddance with Bush.Hope the charming new Mr,Presidents lives up to people’s expectations.Wholesome almonds in pumpkin soup sounds delicious,love the presentation with oozing cheese toast:)

  5. I have always stayed away from pumpkin soups..the colour and your presentation does tempt me now.

  6. Pumpkin soup looks hearty. I have never had this before. Will try it out in this chilly winter. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. That looks so warm and healthy! I keep saying I don’t like pumpkins and now it looks like the vegetable has seduced me!! Thanks!

  8. really like your blog…I already added to my favs…such yumi foods!!!!

  9. Hi, just found your Blog.
    This just looks delicious, great photos.
    Have a lovely wekeend x

  10. That picture has me drooling.. the soup & cheese toasts are just perfect.

  11. Thanks for stopping by. I have always loved to cook, but thought I was supposed to go conquer the world and cooking was a step backwards, even thought I secretly played around in the kitchen worried about what feminists would think. Now, my hubby and friends are happy that I did! It is my therapy.
    You will be one of the many liberal bloggers I keep company with. I am used to it. All my friends are Obama supporters. Happy cooking, my new friend. Hope the world is treating you with kindness.

  12. What a gorgeous looking soup, and it sounds delicious! I love the presentation as well. Great job! :)

  13. Hi Vij
    Thanks for passing by my blog, it led me to yours and my my, what wonderful posts ! Yeah, cheers to new president and your creamy pumpkin soup says it all. Nice recipe to try.

  14. Oh your soup looks amazing! My son, for some reason, just won’t have any sort of creamy soup. It’s so frustrating!

  15. dummy 7 years ago

    hi machiii, the soup looks too good & refreshing de :-) & the colour is soothing, and i luv d way the toast kept on d top .. hey machii i thk we have to present a bangle or some good gift to d gal who have prepared it…. :-) any ways tak care swt hrt…. waiting 4r d gift

  16. Vij, thanks for visiting earlier which now allowed me to discover your blog.

    The colour of this soup is brilliant and I think Obama would love a sip too!

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