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Friday, September 28, 2012

Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

Recently i won the giveaway at Raven's Cook Eat Delicious for my Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Cookies. I won a cookbook called " Pumpkin - A Super Food for all the 12 Months of the Year " by DeeDee Stovel. The book has pumpkin recipes for starters, soups, salads, maincourse, bread, pies, cakes, cookies and desserts. Very nice book with lots of recipes with fresh and canned pumpkin. I made the roasted carrot and pumpkin soup. The soup was tasty and good, loved it. Here is the recipe.

Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Soup
Serves 3
Ingredients
  • 300 gmsFresh unpeeled Pumpkin, deseeded, cut into large chunks
  • 150 gms Carrot, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted Butter
  • 4 Minced shallots
  • 1/4 tbsp minced Ginger
  • 2 cups of Vegetable Stock
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • pinch of ground Cloves (optional)
  • Salt to taste
Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200 Degree Celcius.
  • Toss the pumpkin, carrots and oil together in a large tray. Bake for about 45 Min's or until the carrots and pumpkin are tender. Remove from the oven. When cool peel the pumpkin and cut into chunks. Mash the carrots and pumpkin together.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan, add shallots and cook for 2 to 3 Min's over medium heat, until wilted and beginning to brown.
  • Add Ginger and Cloves while stirring. Add the stock/broth and stir well
  • Add the carrots and pumpkin to the pan and mix well. Transfer to the blender in batches and puree it or else use a hand blender to puree.
  • Return to the saucepan and season with pepper to taste. Simmer the soup, covered for about 15 Min's.
  • Serve with fried pumpkin seeds and croutons.

13 comments :

Nisha said...

Congrats for winning the book. I've won twice on blog giveaways and know how it feels :D

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Never had pumpkin in soups..Does this soup have sweet flaour? Congrats on your win !! Love the pics very much...

Lubna Karim said...

Gorgeous soup....Congrats on the win....soup sounds extremely delectable....i never tried pumpkin till now...

Chitra said...

wow, congrats valar. U deserve it. This soup looks colorful n delicious. :)Pretty clicks :)

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Vimitha Anand said...

Refreshing soup... Congrats on the win

divya said...

superb looks... will you pass it to me...beautiful clicks dear...

Priya said...

Congrats on ur win,wishing you more Valar.

Soup looks definitely hearty and delicious.

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

looks refreshing and yumm!

Nandini said...

Congrats Valar! Lovely and yummy soup.

Joe said...

Looks yum!
Today's Menu - Today's menu roasted carrot and pumpkin soup!!

Prathima Rao said...

Congrats on the win!! and this is a nice & comforting soup :)
Prathima Rao
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Shanthi said...

Congrats on the win. Delicious and comfortable soup.

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