Monday, February 16, 2015

Healthy Carrot and Pumpkin Soup

(Adapted from Creamy Carrot and Pumpkin Soup: Antypasti)

This spring in the air has led to lot of cough, cold, and fever in most households. Are you suffering from cold too? I am. And so is my little one.

Coughing, sneezing, and sore throat made sure that I spent Valentines Day in bed with a muffler around my throat and Vicks vaporub as my date. Highly unromantic to say the least!

The little one has also become jittery and whiny and refuses to eat most things. "Give me something soft and warm Maa", she said.

And I started hunting for some easy soup recipes. I found a very simple, nutritious soup on Antara's blog.


This soup combines the goodness of carrots and pumpkin, two vegetables rich in Vitamin A.
Since Antara was the Star Blogger of the Week for this week so I hit the proverbial "two birds with one stone" by making this recipe. Antara's blog has an interesting collection of food and travel related posts. Her writing style is easy and each blog post has a relaxed pace. It is truly refreshing to read her posts.

This soup recipe can be called soul food. I was able to rustle it up after getting home from work.



You can check Antara's original recipe from here.


Here is how I made it:

Ingredients:

Pumpkin: 150 grams, diced
Carrot: one, chopped roughly
Butter: 1 tablespoon
Dried mixed herbs: 1 and a 1/4 teaspoon
Garlic: 2 to 3 pods, crushed 
Fresh cream: a teaspoon for garnishing

Process:

1. Steam the vegetables in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles.
2. Remove the steamed veggies from the pressure cooker and do not throw away the vegetable stock. Puree the vegetables in a mixer and keep aside.
3. In a pan, heat butter along with a teaspoon of white oil.
4. Add garlic and dried herbs.
5. Fry for a few seconds. Next, add the pureed vegetables.
6. Mix well. Add some of the vegetable stock if the soup is too thick.
7. Add salt to taste. Finally, add fresh cream and take off the gas.
8. Serve the steaming soup with toasted bread.


I am sending this recipe to the ongoing event in KFB called "Know Your Blogger".



5 comments:

  1. Glad it was put to good use :) now rummaging through your blog

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  2. Thanks Antara. Your recipe saved my life.

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  3. healthy option and also for the people who used to refused eat pumpkin directly like my hubby... ;)

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    1. Yes Priya..really a yummy recipe for people who wont eat pumpkin. :)

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