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Saffron And Roasted Pumpkin Soup

5 from 1 vote

A delicious and healthy soup smooth like silk prepared with roasted pumpkin flavored with garlic, nutmeg, oregano, sprinkled with lightly toasted green pumpkin seeds and served laced with saffron.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Served AsDinner, Soup
Recipe Taste Salty, Savoury
Servings 4


  • 10 ml Olive oil
  • 1.5 kg Red pumpkin
  • 1 Yellow onion sliced
  • 8 cloves Garlic pressed or minced
  • 1.5 gm Saffron Broiled
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg grated
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano ground dried
  • 5 cup Vegetable stock
  • Salt to taste

For Garnishing

  • 20 gm Green Pumpkin seeds Pepitas, lightly toasted
  • ½ gm Saffron Broiled


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet.
  • Peel, scoop the pumpkin seeds and cube the pumpkin. Keep the pumpkin seeds aside and it may be used for some other recipe.
  • Brush olive oil over the flesh of the pumpkin cubes, sliced yellow onion and garlic cloves.
  • Place it in the baking sheet for 20 minutes. Set it aside to cool for a few minutes.
  • With a blender, blend the pumpkin flesh, Sliced Yellow onion, garlic cloves, broiled saffron, nutmeg, cumin powder, ground dried oregano and freshly ground black pepper.
  • In a nonstick soup pan add the puree and pour in the vegetable stock. Add salt.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if required. Ladle soup into individual soup bowls.
  • Sprinkle pepitas over the soup, lace it with broiled saffron and serve very hot.


About the Author: Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji is a Program Head – Culinary Arts Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and ITM – Institute of Hotel Management, Navi Mumbai.  
She believes that food that she cooks should touch heart and soul of the person and dedicates all her success to her Angel Mother.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 195 kcal | Carbohydrates: 42 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 1216 mg | Potassium: 1431 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 12 g | Vitamin A: 5766 IU | Vitamin C: 51 mg | Calcium: 129 mg | Iron: 3 mg

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