Curry pumpkin soup is a delightful and warming dish that bridges the flavors of autumn and the spices of exotic cuisines. Popular in various cultures, this soup offers a perfect blend of sweetness from the pumpkin and richness from the curry and coconut milk. Let's dive into how you can create this comforting dish in your kitchen.

curry pumpkin soup


Here's what you'll need to make a hearty pot of curry pumpkin soup:

  • 4 cups of pumpkin, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of red curry paste
  • 1 can (14 ounces) of coconut milk
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro and toasted pumpkin seeds for garnish (optional)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

Preparing the Pumpkin

  1. Selecting the Pumpkin: Choose a sugar pumpkin or any other variety suitable for cooking—avoid using large carving pumpkins.
  2. Peeling: Start by cutting the pumpkin in half and scooping out the seeds and stringy pulp. Use a sharp peeler or knife to remove the hard outer skin.
  3. Cutting: Once peeled, cut the pumpkin into uniform cubes (about 1-inch pieces) to ensure even cooking.

Cooking the Soup

  1. Sautéing Onions and Garlic:
    • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    • Add the finely chopped onion and sauté until translucent (about 5 minutes).
    • Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute until fragrant.
    1. Adding Curry Paste and Pumpkin:
    • Stir in the red curry paste until it is well combined with the onions and garlic.
    • Add the cubed pumpkin and ginger, stirring to coat the pumpkin with the curry mixture.
    1. Incorporating Liquids:
    • Pour in the coconut milk and vegetable broth.
    • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender.
    1. Blending the Soup:
    • Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth directly in the pot.
    • Alternatively, allow the soup to cool slightly and blend it in batches in a regular blender.
    1. Seasoning:
    • Taste the soup and season with salt and pepper as needed.

    Tips for Perfect Consistency and Flavor

    • Consistency: If the soup is too thick, add a bit more vegetable broth until the desired consistency is reached.
    • Balancing Flavors: If you prefer a spicier soup, add more curry paste. For a creamier texture, increase the amount of coconut milk.

    Serving Suggestions and Garnishes

    Enhance your curry pumpkin soup with these serving ideas:

    • Garnish: Top with fresh cilantro and toasted pumpkin seeds for a bit of crunch.
    • Accompaniments: Serve with a side of crusty bread or naan.
    • Zesty Finish: Squeeze a wedge of lime over the soup just before serving for a touch of brightness.

    Nutritional Information and Benefits (Optional)

    • Pumpkin: Rich in vitamins A and C, fiber, and antioxidants.
    • Coconut Milk: Adds healthy fats and a creamy texture without dairy.
    • Curry Paste: Provides anti-inflammatory benefits from spices like turmeric and ginger.


    There you have it—a simple yet delicious recipe for curry pumpkin soup that is sure to warm your heart and home. We hope you enjoy making and savoring this dish as much as we do. Don't forget to share your culinary creations and experiences with us! Happy cooking!

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