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Curry Butternut Squash heart-warming soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Splashofflavours

Ingredients

  • 1 Kg Butternut Squash - Chopped, no need to peel
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water

Roast these 3 spices on a pan and blend it

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dry chilli

Prepare further

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cooking oil
  • 1-2 Bayleaves
  • 1 Teaspoon turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves, kasoori methi in Hindi
  • Salt and black pepper as seasoning , per taste
  • 2 Large onions - diced
  • 2 Large tomatoes - diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1 Inch ginger
  • 1/2 Cup crème fraiche / fresh cream , if don't have , use greek yogurt

Toppings

  • 2 Tablespoons Salted peanuts
  • 2 Tablespoons Raisins , sultanas
  • Handful of parsley or fresh coriander leaves

Instructions

  1. Start with boiling the butternut squash, DON'T peel the butternut squash. I had used a pressure cooker, if you don't have it, pour water in a pan along with butternut squash, cover it and boil for 10-15 minutes, until it becomes soft. 

  2. In a pan , roast above 3 mentioned spices , coriander seeds , cumin seeds , red chilli, roast it for 1- 2 minute and blend it, keep it aside.

  3. Pour oil in a pan , add bayleaves , onions, garlic , ginger, sauté it for 1 minute , add tomatoes , add all the spices along with the roasted ones too - cumin , coriander , turmeric , chilli , dried fenugreek leaves , salt and pepper. Cook this until it leaves some oil , quantity looks lesser , all the ingredients are combined well. ( remove bayleaves before blending it)

  4. Take the boiled butternut squash add in the ready spices or put in a tall container and blend it with a hand mixture, if don't have a hand mixer , blend all of it together in a mixer. I like my soup to have texture, so I don't make it into a puree, but it's a personal choice. When it blended , serve it hot and add a dollop of crème fraiche / fresh cream / greek yogurt in each bowl add the toppings.

Recipe Notes

I always prefer some bread with the soup, you may serve the soup with your favourite bread. Enjoy!!

If you are a vegan, just remove the cream part which is just the topping and enjoy the soup without it.