I know this is way past its seasonal value, but honestly, I could care less.
This afternoon I was craving something with curry in it. I wasn’t sure what kind of dish, though. Then I thought, “hmm, I wonder what kind of soup I can make that has curry in it” (because I’m still in my soup craze with my new dutch oven and blender.) I knew I hit the jackpot when I found this after typing in “curry soup” into Google. Why? Pumpkin.
I love pumpkin. I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin soup–heck, pumpkin anything. And adding curry to it? I knew I had to try it.
Also, I learned today that it’s National Soup Month! (Thanks to Ashley at Cooking For One!) So naturally this is perfect for the occasion!
Needless to say, I whipped up this beautiful batch o’ soup the second I walked in the door after work.
Ingredients: (From Very Best Baking)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 can pumpkin
- 1 can evaporated milk
1. Melt butter in a large pot or dutch oven. Cook onions and garlic, stirring frequently for 2-3 minutes until tender. Stir in curry, salt, and pepper. Stir for 1 minute.
2. Add broth and pumpkin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir occasionally for 15-20 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk and heat through.
3. Puree in a food processor or blender until smooth. If using a blender and processing in batches, return to pot and heat through after blending.
My two cents: If you love pumpkin and curry, you are going to love this recipe. It’s also incredibly simple to whip together, and if you are an avid baker like me and stock your pantry well, you will most likely have these ingredients on hand and conveniently not have to run to the store if you want to make this on a whim ;)
Be careful when you are blending hot liquids, and make sure your lid is both on tightly AND you hold it down when you press “puree”. Otherwise you might find yourself in a painful and messy disaster.
This is awesome as an appetizer, a side to a meal, a light snack, or a light lunch.
Yummmm :) It was pretty perfect. I wouldn’t change any square inch of this recipe.