Sunday 25 November 2007

Butternut squash soup recipe

Chefs butternut squash soup recipe is very easy to cook and tastes fantastic.

With very few ingredients and no cream or butter used this is one healthy soup recipe that tastes wonderful.

The sweetness of the butternut squash with its rich flavour is perfect for Autumn and winter to warm you up on a cold day.

The butternut squash is packed with nutrients including being high in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and of course vitamin A due to the bright orange colour of the squash.

Chef uses a pressure cooker to make this butternut squash soup recipe, you can use a normal pan, follows Chefs instructions only cook for longer.

You can eat Chefs butternut squash soup for a starter, light snack or for lunch.

Ingredients for butternut squash soup

1 large Butternut squash (big chunks)
1 medium Onion (chopped)
1 tsp Chefs Mild curry powder
Salt to taste
Rice bran oil

Take a spoon and scoop up some of this healthy and delicious butternut squash soup.

How to make butternut squash soup

Lightly fry the onions for a few minutes.

Add the curry powder, stir then remove from the heat.

Add the butternut squash and lightly stir.

Pour some water into the pan - you want the water to only just show through the bottom of the squash - do not cover the butternut squash with water.

The squash will produce natural water when it cooks.

Secure the lid on the pressure cooker.

Bring to full pressure then turn onto the lowest heat and cook for 10 minutes.

Take off the heat and place under the cold water tap to help release pressure.

Carefully remove the lid.

Use a spoon to remove the butternut squash from the pan into a blender.

Pour enough water from the soup in the blender.

Add salt to taste and blend into a tasty butternut squash soup.

Add enough water to make the soup thick or thin in consistency.

Serve with fresh crispy bread and fresh plain yogurt if desired.

Enjoy Chefs butternut squash soup recipe.

Enjoy Chefs healthy butternut squash soup.

More soup recipes :

Carrot and Coriander Soup Recipe

Chunky Mediterranean Soup Recipe


Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Looks good, Jeena. Afraid I am not much of a soup lover, though.

Viji said...

The soup, pie, cookies, the dates cake - lovely Jeena. Went through all recipes which i missed earlier. You have so much patience in taking photos and publish them in order. Hats off to you. Viji

Latha Narasimhan said...

Soup is looking so delicious! :) Never tried soups with squash! Liked all your pictures! :)

daphne said...

i love warm soups like that. Easy and delish!

Peter M said...

Jeena, good flavours and the colour is superb...bravo!

Finla said...

Yummy it looks so creamy,thick and delicous.

Anonymous said...

Jeena, I always love your simple healthy recipes like this one! I made a savory butternut squash casserole for Thanksgiving and as I was eating it I thought that the flavors would be really good as a soup!

Anonymous said...

I have never tried butternut squash. Definitely a good dish for the winter!! Will try this.

The Bhandari's said...

looks great jeena, I haven't used butternut squash till date but this sounds easy so will definitly give it a try

Rosie said...

This is one of my fav soups Jeena, Butternut Squash. Yours looks delicious and I could eat this with a slice of homemade bread scrummy!!! As always great pics too.

Rosie x

Shivapriya said...

Nice and Warm, I usually roast butternut squash and then I add it to soup.

Seena said...

Great, how health conscious you are, dear..!

Kribha said...

Nice and delicious. Will try it for my kid with some cream for him.

Kribha said...

Jeena, I just tried this for my son's lunch. I had to omit the leeks as I didn't have any and I added some cream to make it thicker. He still eats pureed foods , so this was perfect for him. He loved the taste and didn't make a fuss while eating which he normally does. Thanks for sharing it.