Curry-Laced Pumpkin and Potato Soup

pumpkin soup

Laced with just a hint of curry spice, this pumpkin and potato soup will invite your diners with a pleasing fragrance and the warm golden hues of autumn. Filled with anti-oxidants and vitamins and gentle on the tummy, this is a warming soup that helps strengthen your immune system. Simple but delicious, this is a perfect soup to serve on a cold fall day, and it's also a great way to use up any pumpkins that aren't turned into jack-o-lanterns.

This is my submission to No Croutons Required, hosted this month by Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes. The theme for October is squash.

Curry-Laced Pumpkin and Potato SoupCurry-Laced Pumpkin and Potato Soup
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Published on October 18, 2011

Laced with just a hint of curry spice, this simple pumpkin and potato soup will warm your spirit and your body

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Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin, diced
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 3 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
Instructions:
  • Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add the olive oil, wait a few moments, then swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes or until the onion starts to turn translucent. Toss in the spices and stir to coat the onions. Add the pumpkin, potato and carrot, and stir to coat the vegetables with the spices.

  • Pour in the water or stock, raise the heat to medium-high, and bring the soup to a low boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

  • Remove from heat and season with salt. Blend the soup with a hand blender or in batches in a countertop blender. Serve hot or warm in bowls with a sprinkle of fresh ground black pepper or fresh grated old cheddar cheese, or with a little swirl of cream or sour cream if desired.

  • Reheat leftover soup on medium-low heat and thin with a little extra water.

Makes 4 to 6 servings
curry pumpkin soup

Other fall soups you may enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Indian Chickpea and Pumpkin Soup
Potato Cauliflower Soup with Brown Rice
Roasted Beet Soup with Roasted Parsnip and Carrot Purées
Toor Dal and Pumpkin Soup

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10 comments:

Priya said...

Super creamy and comforting soup..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks yummy

bellini said...

Sounds soul satisfying Lisa!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks and sounds delish.

Rachel Cotterill said...

That sounds like a great mix of spices. This week's NCR roundup is really making me hungry! :)

Matt @ FaveDiets said...

This recipe looks so unbelievably good, thank for linking this up to my hop!

Kevin said...

Curry adds an amazing flavour and a nice touch of heat to pumpkin soups. I also like to use Thai curry pastes in pumpkin soups.

torwen said...

Very nice soup. Pumpkin needs spices and your combination is just yummy :)

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anthony stemke said...

Beautiful tasty soup I love the spices used here.