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Pumpkin & Garam Masala Soup

What says Autumn more than a bowl of piping warm roasted pumpkin soup. It is essentially a hug in a bowl. Something we are deserving of at the moment.
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Soup
Keyword: curry, pumpkin, vegetarian, warming


  • oven
  • 1 large pan


  • 1 medium pumpkin Crown Prince or traditional carving pumpkin
  • 2 white onions
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1.5 l vegetable or chicken stock good quality
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • a handful of pumpkin seeds to serve


  • Use one half of a medium sized crown prince pumpkin. You can also use a traditional carving pumpkin. Leave the skin on, remove the seeds and cut into chunks. This helps the pumpkin keep it’s shape.
    1 medium pumpkin
  • Drizzle with olive oil and roast in a pre-heated oven at 180℃ for 40 minutes
  • Peel and finely dice the onions and fry in butter with the cumin seeds for at least 15 minutes on a low heat. Be careful not to burn the onions.
    2 white onions, 1 knob butter, 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Once the pumpkin has been roasted, remove the skin (you can then snack on it!) and add the pumpkin flesh to the onions.
  • Add the vegetable or chicken stock and bring to the boil.
    1.5 l vegetable or chicken stock
  • Add the garam masala and cinnamon and leave everything to simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes.
    1 tbsp garam masala, 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Blitz until smooth and serve with a scatter of pumpkin seeds on top!
    a handful of pumpkin seeds to serve

A farmers daughter from the south west coast of Scotland, Helen is a food writer who encourages parents and carers to get children gardening and cooking and educate the next generation about where their food comes from whilst championing Scottish farming. Not a trained chef, Helen is a good old fashioned home cook with a degree in history specialising in European feminism! She married a rugby player who unsurprisingly, despite being retired, still has a very healthy appetite and with three boys a lot of time is spent as a family in the kitchen cooking and making a mess.

| mrshelencross