Saffron And Roasted Pumpkin Soup

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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.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Soup
Recipe Cuisine Type: Soups
Recipe Taste: Salty, Savoury
Calories 195 kcal
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.

Recipe Notes

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

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