Monday, November 16, 2009

the sunny soup

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With the weather being unbelievably doom gloomy and depressing for weeks and weeks now - with one very short exception - body and soul in desperate need of sun and light, this soup turned out to be totally satisfying for many reasons (even though I still desperately would like some more sun from above in my life).

The sunny soup is a potato-pumpkin soup with and Indian touch. It has a lovely creamy consistency and served with a bit of fried halloumi it's just way beyond good...

serves 4-6

800 g-1 kg pumpkin
5-6 medium size potatoes
1 large yellow onion
1 tbsp dry ginger
3 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric
3 tbsp vegetable fond
1 l boiling water
125 g dairy free creme fraiche or 2 dl oats milk
sunflower oil
salt and black pepper

:: chop onion coarsely. fry with ginger and oil in large pot until soft.
:: peel and coarsely chop potatoes. dito with pumpkin. add to pot with garam masala and turmeric. let steam under lid for about 10 minutes.
:: pour the boiling water into pot. add vegetable fond, season with salt and pepper. boil for about 20 minutes until potato and pumpkin are soft.
:: add creme fraiche or oats milk and let soup simmer for 5 minutes. use a handmixer in pot to turn soup into a proper creamy delight. may need more seasoning with salt and pepper.
:: to slice, dice and fry some halloumi to add on top of soup is highly recommended.

now enjoy a bit of sun in bowl ~

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5 comments:

Forever Feline said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

Paz said...

Your soup looks terrific! Definitely would cheer me up. ;-) I'm sending you some sunshine from NY.

Paz

P.K said...

This looks sunny indeed. Coincidently I posted a soup yesterday, full of colour and flavour, guaranteed to chase gloom away.

sweetnesslight said...

I love soup in the winter! I just made a similar one with roasted carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, chilli and ginger - can't wait to try yours too.

Pia K said...

thanks, forever feline!

thanks, paz, it arrived last saturday;) but sadly it didn't stay longer than that, now i hope for a better december!

your soup looked great, p.k, i will have to look the recipe up somehow.

mm, that soup of yours sounds delish, sweetnesslight!

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