Most of us look forward to the winters as a relief from scorching heat, but this season also has its own share of ‘to-do’ things to stay warm and healthy. Soups can be a great choice to not just keep warm, but being packed with nutrients, they also help you combat diseases and stay fit.
Pumpkin harvest soup has a smooth and silky texture along with crumbles of cheese and pumpkin seeds. You can serve this healthy and delicious delight before dinner or basically whenever you are feeling cold and are craving for something really warm and sound. Here is how you can go about it:
1. Take a large Dutch oven or a cooking pot and melt the butter
2 Add onion and cook till soft
3. Add garlic, coriander powder, cumin powder and nutmeg powder and cook till fragrant
4. When fragrant, stir in chicken broth along with pumpkin puree, water and maple syrup and bring this to boil
5. Let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes
6. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool a bit
7. Puree it in a blender till smooth and again transfer it to a cooking pot
8. Heat on low flame (but do not boil) and stir-in half and half
9. Season with salt and pepper to taste
10. Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles, pumpkin seeds as well as toasted walnuts and serve hot
PS: If after puree you feel that the soup is too thick, add in additional broth to adjust the consistency.