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Pumpkin Soup with Southern Spices

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Pumpkin Soup with Southern Spices

A simmering pot of delicious soup, made with fresh veggies, herbs and white wine.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 30 gms chopped leeks
  • 30 gms chopped celery
  • 1 pear
  • 1 tbsp sambhar masala
  • 1 cup peeled and diced pumpkin
  • 2 cloves bashed garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp madras curry powder
  • 6 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 stalk lemon grass
  • 2 lime leaves
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 750 ml vegetable stock
  • 1/3 tsp tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp chives
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 3 basil leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • Coconut to garnish
  • Few drops lime juice

Method

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan; add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
  2. Add the onions, leeks, pears, celery and pumpkin when they splatter.
  3. Sweat the vegetables for a minute or so.
  4. Add the ginger, garlic, lemon grass, lime leaves, curry powder and sambhar masala to the
    vegetables.
  5. Deglaze with white wine. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the stock and simmer till all the vegetables are soft enough to blend.
  7. Remove the leaves and then blend until smooth.
  8. Check the seasoning and add the chopped herbs.
  9. Pour in a bowl and garnish with grated coconut and lime juice with some chives.
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