Recipe: Pumpkin Soup

Recipe: Pumpkin Soup
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  • 1 can coconut milk or cream
  • 1 large pumpkin – cut in chunks
  • Lots of coriander leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium red chilli – chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic – chopped


  • Cut the pumpkin into quarters so that they are a manageable size to work with.
  • Scoop out the seeds and remove the skin. Then chop the flesh into small chunks and cook in boiling water until soft.
  • Meanwhile, add the chilli, garlic, half of the corinader, salt and pepper to a blender and whiz until well blended.
  • When the pumpkin is soft, then drain the cooking water but reserve it. Put the pumpkin into the blender with the chilli mix and blend.
  • Put the mixture back into a saucepan, and add the coconut milk and simmer.
  • If it is too thick, add some of the reserved cooking water.
  • Serve in large bowls and add the remaining chopped coriander for garnish.
  • In case you do not want to use coconut milk, add plain milk or water instead.