Monday 8 September 2014

Curried Pumpkin and Apple Witch's potion

As usual, I'm always very glad to have a copy of the free magazine from Cold Storage supermarket.  The bi-monthly magazine Savour - Sep/Oct issue has few interesting recipes ....

Here's sharing this Curried Pumpkin and Apple Witch's potion. Actually it is pumpkin & apple soup ! I've made pumpkin soup but haven't tried pumpkin & apple combination. What interest me further ... there's curry powder & coconut milk in the ingredients.

(Adapted from Savour magazine by Clara Luboff & Karin G Reiter)
Ingredients serves 6 - 8 (I made 1/3 of the recipe with slight modification in blue) :
1 tablespoon coconut oil (I used 1 tablespoon olive oil)
1 large brown onion, chopped (half)
2 garlic cloves,  crushed
1 teaspoon curry powder
1.5kg pumpkin,  peeled, seeded and roughly chopped (450g)
3 red apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped (2 small red apples)
5 cups water (400ml)
1/2 cup quinoa flakes (replaced with rolled oats 20g)
270ml coconut milk (90ml Ayam brand light)
Sea salt, to taste
Green onions, finely sliced (optional garnish)

1) Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for 3 - 4 minutes

2) Add curry powder and cook for 1 min or until fragrant.

3) Add pumpkin, apple and water, and cover with a lid. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium-low heat for 25 - 20 minutes, or until pumpkin is tender.

4) Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.  Blend until smooth and return to saucepan.

5) Stir in quinoa,  coconut milk and salt and bring to a boil. Cook for a further 2 - 3 minutes,  or until quinoa is tender. Top with green onions and serve.

The curry powder just has no spicy effect (just 1 teaspoon). So I think with or without curry powder doesn't really add to the "spiced" flavour though. Overall, this soup with thick pumpkin and apple puree, coupled the nice fragrance of coconut milk and rolled oats tasted really delicious.

On some days if you wish to just have a bowl of low in sodium and high in fiber yummy soup ...  try this pumpkin & apple soup. Enjoy!

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up (September 2014 Event: Apple) organized by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids), Doreen (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Kit (I-Lost in Austen).


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  1. I love soups be it Asian or Western type. Soups always give comfort to my tummy especially if Im in the winter season. Looking at the ingredients here.....this soups looks special ......yum

  2. Hi Karen, how do you cut the pumpkin's top to make a bowl? The skin is so hard. :'(

    1. Hi Joyce, I used a small sharp knife (not chopper) to cut the top. I find that 'digging out' the flesh is harder.

    2. Can we steam the whole thing first before digging the flesh out? Just curious. I would like to try this recipe but looking at pumpkins just make me disheartened. Hahaha.

    3. Hi Joyce, I had actually thought of steaming the whole pumpkin but my steamer was used for other thing. Think should be okay but you may just blend the steamed pumpkin and adjust the cooking steps. It's my first time to make this pumpkin bowl ... ha ha quite fun ...used spoon, knife to dig / scoop the flesh ... ok not too tough! Maybe you buy a few smaller ones to try with steamed method.

  3. Wow, Karen!

    You are fast... starting to do Halloween cooking already. This soup sounds yummy!


  4. Hi Karen! What an interesting name especially the Witch's Potion bit :) I have never tried apples in soups so it does sound a little strange. But I will take your word for it that it good!

  5. Hi Karen, Like you, I like Cold Storage Savour magazine. This is an interesting soup with curry and coconut milk.

  6. Hi Karen,
    Me too, like the Cold Storage Savour magazine.
    This witch potion soup sounds good.
    I love this kind of comfort soup and I like mine pipping hot.

  7. Oh yummy! Apple & pumpkin paired perfectly ! Love it ! Thanks for sharing with LTU . Have a nice day ;)

  8. Hi Karen,
    Oooohh... I like the name, Witch's Potion! It sounds very fun!
    And the combination of pumpkin and apples, really interesting. Sweet and tangy, delicious!
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!


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