February 23, 2009

Pumpkin Soup

A bit of diversion from nyonya cooking !

I have a special friend who is always wanting to learn to cook pumpkin soup, eventhough, I have cooked and shown her a few times and gave the recipe to her,....she still did not get it. She travels too much and too many places.

Well, today I will post it on NyonyaChef so that she can see it where ever she is.

Firstly, let's prepare the vegetable stocks. Cut the celery, carrot, onion, garlic into chunks.

Heat up a pot of water, add in all the vegy, peppercorn, bay leaf, cloves and coriander leaves. 

Bring to the boil for a few minutes, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for an hour.

Once the vegetable stock is ready, strain the stock and add it the pumpkin. 

Bring to the boil, add water if too necessary. Cooked for another 30 minutes. Use a hand held blender and process until blended and as smooth as you like.

Taste and adjust the seasoning. Basically, this soup is meant to be light and healthly.

Serve with garlic bread would be nice. Optional, add in plain yogurt.

Serving for 5 paxs


100g Celery
80g Carrot
40g Onion
10g Garlic
5g Coriander Leaves
2pcs Bay Leaf

2 pcs Cloves
1 tsp Peppercorn
400g Pumpkin
1.5L Water
1tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Pepper


Luminata said...

Delicious! :)


NyonyaChef said...

Trying ! Still trying ! as western dish is not my expertise

backStreetGluttons said...

it will be better if the nyonya chef prepares this tonic soup for us so we can drink plenty and be fully happy ...knowing that the recipe is 100% accurate !

NyonyaChef said...

Erh...r u refering to real tonic soup or beer ???