Monday, September 1, 2014

Spiced Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

The soup journey continues.. today I made my 3rd soup since back from Pai. My 2nd soup making adventure was on Pumpkin and.. so is my 3rd! Guess I really love the thick like a puree soup, served with some toasted whole wheat tortilla and pumpkin seeds here. 

I've posted a Pumpkin and Sweet Potato soup before and that was really yummy too. Today's recipe is filled with the orange goodness of Pumpkin and Carrots! Carrots added a natural sweetness which is brought out by roasting them in the oven prior to cooking. Some spice, in the form of cumin and curry powder provided a savoury kick to the meal. This is seriously addictive. 

1 large pumpkin (I mean really huge!)
4 large carrots
4 big onions, skinned + 1/2 big onion, sliced
2 bulbs of garlic, skinned
4 cups water
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tablespoon fish curry powder
sea salt and black pepper to taste

1. Wash, peel and chop carrots into big pieces.
2. Wash, core and chop pumpkin into big pieces. (I left the skin on)
3. Roast carrots, pumpkins, onions and garlic at 200C for 30min until very soft. (I used Top Bottom Fan mode)
4. 10 minutes before the roots are soft enough, heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a large pot and add the sliced onions. Sauteed until brown and fragrant. Add the coriander and cumin and stir into the onions.
4. Place all the roasted roots into the pot (the pumpkin flesh should tear away from the skin easily), add the water and curry powder, salt and black pepper. Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, blend and serve. 

Above makes around 10 portions of soups. I kept half in the chiller for this week of breakfast and froze the rest. Easy. Wholesome. Healthy. 

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