POPSUGAR Celebrity

Oct 25 2012 - 8:26pm

Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup From Zanzibar


  1. 4 carrots
  2. 1 onion
  3. 1 tablespoon canola oil
  4. 1 tablespoon cumin
  5. 1 tablespoon tumeric
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  7. 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  8. 1 teaspoon ground cardamon
  9. Salt and pepper, to taste
  10. 1 pound pumpkin, cut into chunks
  11. 1 cup coconut milk
  12. 8 cups chicken stock


  1. Wash and peel the carrots, and then cut them into small chunks. Cut the onion into small slices.
  2. In a pan, heat the oil and add the onion, and cook on medium heat until it becomes translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the spices and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the pumpkin and carrots and saute for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the coconut milk, chicken stock, and the rest of the ingredients, and bring to a boil. Simmer and cook for 60-90 minutes, until the pumpkin and carrots become soft.
  6. Remove from the heat, and, using a hand mixer, blend/puree the soup until it becomes smooth and frothy.
  7. Serve warm with crunchy bread or a bowl of rice.
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