Pumpkin = tasteless. Not anymore! Try our quick delicious pumpkin soup which is “a low-fat appetizer” rich in vitamin A & fiber
vital to control sugar levels in diabetics.
Pumpkin Soup Recipe
Serving Size: – 2
Preparation Time: – 40 mins
Red pumpkin (peeled, washed and diced) 1/2 (200gms)
1 spring onion
¼ cup (60 ml) milk
1 tsp corn flour (5 gms)
1 tsp butter (5 gms)
For the soup broth
2 medium sized Carrots, diced (50 gms)
2 medium sized Tomatoes, chopped (75 gms)
Green peas (2 tablespoons)
Spring onion stalks (2)
Garlic cloves (4)
Salt as per taste
Pepper as per taste
1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
Celery leaves, finely chopped
1. In a pressure cooker add chopped carrot, tomatoes, spring onion stalks, garlic, peppercorns, salt to taste and 2 glasses of water.
2. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Remove from the flame let it cool and drain the vegetable stock for the soup.
3. Add diced pumpkin, peas & boiled carrot in the pressure cooker and let out 3 whistles. Remove from the flame and keep aside. Let it cool.
4. Blenderize the pumpkin & peas in a mixer till the puree is smooth.
5. Take a saucepan. Fry one onion in butter & add the pumpkin puree along with the vegetable stock and keep on medium flame.
6. Meanwhile, mix corn flour with milk (cold milk). See that no lumps are formed.
7. Add corn flour-milk mixture to puree, stir well and boil for 5-8 mins till the consistency is thick.
8. Season with salt, pepper, and celery leaves. Stir well.
9. Garnish with roasted sesame seeds and serve hot.
Pumpkin is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and fibre and is low in glycemic index making it ideal for diabetics to control blood sugar. This nutritious soup is healthy and rich in vitamin A-beta-carotene, vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin E, chromium, and antioxidants. With a tangy sweet taste add this to your meals and enjoy the flavorful soup
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