Taking care of your mental health while unwinding from a busy day is often a very challenging task but lucky for you, you can slurp on this delicious yet beneficially nourishing Pumpkin Soup!. Pumpkin is a vegetable that is known to reduce mood swings and do away with depression, so good for the gloomier months of the year, no wonder it makes an appearance at different times of the year in different parts of the world to uplift a sunken state of mind. Low in calories, this dish is bound to improve your digestion while boosting your immune system.
Red Pumpkin - 1+1/2 cup cubes (300 grams)
Onion - 1/2
Garlic - 3 cloves
Ginger - 1/2 inch knob
Vegetable stock - (2 cups) 500 ml (Refer notes)
Salt, if required
Black pepper powder, to garnish
Parsley sprigs, to garnish
Fresh cream or creme freshe - 1/2 teaspoon, to garnish
Pumpkin seeds - 1 teaspoon, to garnish
Heat oil in a pan and once hot add in finely chopped onion, garlic and ginger, saute till lightly golden and no raw aroma remains.
Now add in the pumpkin cubes along with the vegetable stock and mix well.
Pressure cook on high for 4 whistles, then switch off the gas and allow the cooker to cool down.
Open the lid and puree the mixture to a smooth consistency.
Check for salt and add a little if required.
Pour out into two serving bowls, garnish with toppings of choice and Serve Hot!
Use a vegetable stock cube and dissolve it in hot water, your stock is ready to be used.
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