Soups : Pumpkin soup Indian style

Ingredients

Pumpkin 250 GM
Coconut milk 150 GM
1 onion
4 garlic clove
5 green chili
1 tbsp cumin pwd
1 pinch asafetida
1 bunch coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder to taste

procedure:
1. Peel outer skin of pumpkin. Cut into medium size pieces. Boil in water until cooked, around 20 minutes.
2. Cut onion, garlic. Let them sit for 5 minutes, so that their medicinal benefits show up. take green chilli, cut into half.
3. Take a pan. Put 2 tbs oil. Add garlic, green chilli. Once cooked, add onion and cook for 2 mts. Turn off the stove. 4. Purée boiled pumpkin , cooked onion-mirchi-garlic, with salt, cumin powder and little hing.
5. Turn on the stove. Add about 100 – 150 GM of coconut milk. Add the purée. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
6. Chop some coriander leaves.

Soup is now ready. Serve in soup bowls, sprinkle with coriander and if you still crave some spice – add some black pepper powder n enjoy!:)

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Author: Saraswathi Pulluru

Aham Bhrahmasmi.

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