Friday, January 30, 2009

Soup of the Day

~~~PUMPKIN SOUP~~~

Prepared today morning and it turned out to be nice. Best thing - Its most S I M P L E. . & quick to make. Plus its healthy and nutritious. Here is what I did.

Peel, clean and cut a qtr of pumpkin into small cubes.
Pressure cook with little salt and pepper.(I waited for 3 whistles)
The pumpkin becomes so soft that one could do with just mashing it but for the proper soup texture, I preferred making a purree out of it in mixer.
(optional) dissolve a spoonful of cornflour into 1/3rd cup of milk to be used for thickening the soup.

Put little butter or oil in a pan and heat it.
Add mustard seeds & let them sputter.
Add the pumpkin pulp into it, add water to get the consistency you like and bring it to a boil.
Add salt and pepper as per taste and stir well. 
Add butter for taste (again, optional)

Garnish:
Coriander leaves
cocumber cut into thin half moon shaped slices.

Serve it hot. Infact have it too.

Inspiration: Bhabhi, who inspired me to try different soups and salads to enjoy my housewife days. Will ping her for the next tip nowwwwww..

Experience: This was my second soup attempt after coming here. First was supposed to be of spinach. But I spoiled it by using some wierd tasting look-alike of it. Picking up vegetables here is not as simple as in India. The other day, I confused lettuce to cabbage :(  YES, ME DID THAT :(

3 comments:

roopscoop said...

omg ... look at you, lady ... all housewifely!! that looks awesome. u know what else works real well? butternut squash. see if u can in the market.

u must be missing india eh?

mindspace said...

missing India? well yes for few things.

I had a job there and could see lotsa greenery around. Rest everything I am enjoying here as well.

and thank you for introducing butternut squash to me, i found it in the supermkt, will try some day for sure.

Masood said...

Yes, I heard about your spinach story ...couldn't stop laughing!!! Sahi hai...lage raho tarabhen :p