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10 months ago
Quick, healthy soup recipe: Roasted pumpkin soup

Pumpkin or kaddu usually doesn’t feature on anyone’s favourite food to eat list. But the health benefits of pumpkin are so many it’s definitely a good idea to make pumpkin a part of your regular diet. The highly nutritious pumpkin promotes good digestion, perfect eyesight, weight loss and strong immunity and prevents diabetes, heart diseases and breast cancer. Pumpkin is also great for hydration in the body. It is rich in fibre and has a good water retention capacity. 90% of pumpkin content is water. Consuming pumpkin is, therefore, a great way to hydrate and refresh oneself. Did you know that pumpkin seeds, too, come with plenty of health benefits? Pumpkin seeds are known to prevent depression, arthritis, weight gain, insomnia and provide other health benefits. Tired of your regular pumpkin sabzi? Then try making this delicious roasted pumpkin soup. The soup is thick and creamy which makes it very filling. On days, you are not feeling well or aren’t too hungry to have a complete meal, you must try making this easy roasted pumpkin soup by celeb chef Rakhee Vaswani.

Ingredients:
Pumpkin – 500 gms
Onion – 1 small
Garlic 2 – 3 cloves
Sage leaves – 3-4
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Cream
Stock
Salt and pepper – to taste
Vegetable seasoning – 1/4 tsp

Method:
1. Roast the pumpkin in a tray with garlic, onion and sage leaves till they are slightly charred and softened.
2.Peel the garlic and onion and blend it with the pumpkin after discarding the sage leaves.
3.Boil in a pan. Add vegetable or chicken stock to it and season well with seasonings. Add cream.
4.Serve after garnishing it with croutons, a sprig of parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.

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