Baking | Roasted Pumpkin Soup – comforting, delicious, soul food … #fall #comfortfood #soup

“One whiff of a savory aromatic soup and appetites come to attention. The steaming fragrance of a tempting soup is a prelude to the goodness to come. An inspired soup puts family and guests in a receptive mood for enjoying the rest of the menu.”
Louis P. De Gouy

Roasted Pumpkin SoupRoasted Pumpkin Soup … comforting, smooth, silky and delicious. I’ve been on a pumpkin high of late. Must be the season. I get drawn to vibrant orange pumpkins each time I visit the local market! The bright orange ones are HUGE, and then there are these little ‘green from the outside and yellow inside‘ ones. Pretty! This humble veggie holds a lot of promise, more promise than I have ever realised.

PumpkinPumpkin Pie is a said thing in our home, but now I am eagerly stepping out to explore and experiment further. Roasted Pumpkin Soup has been on my bucket list for a few years! Why? Because I enjoyed my first ever pumpkin soup with immensely talented and large hearted Jamie in London many years ago. We excitedly met for the Food Blogger Connect, one of the best get togethers of our blogging life. Nascent bloggers, a food centric conference, a relatively low key {as compared to today} meetup … the memories still alive in the head!

’twas a dream come true - Jamie, Meeta, Mowie, Jeanne, Hilda, Beth, Allesio, Pamela, Nic, Sunita. We met up day after day, night after night, eating like there was no tomorrow, splitting our sides like mad folk, painting downtown London red, getting lost incessantly, finding our way again, tripping along in the biting cold. Those were happy November days!

Roasted Pumpkin Soup There have been many food blogger conferences thereafter, loads I have read about, but this one was special! I still remember sharing a Pumpkin Soup with Jamie after a visit to the Marylebone Farmers’ Marketa soup I never forgot. There was a fantastic whole grain bread on the side too. While I still have to make the bread some day, the soup is what I have tried to recreate.

boquet garnieIt isn’t like the one we had that cold winter afternoon, yet the sentiments suddenly came alive. Oh the nostalgia! This is my style of roasted pumpkin soup … roasted pumpkin, a bone stock with gentle fennel and coriander {left over from stock from biryani}, a dash of cream and hints of green chilies! You can make a vegetarian version with vegetable stock if you like.

Roasted Pumpkin SoupGot huge thumbs up from the men at home. They had 2 huge bowls each, slurping through happily. The daughter isn’t a ‘soup person‘ so was excused! Strangely enough, I loved it cold! Must be the weather which has been quite warm of late.

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  1. It sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a meal Deeba. Food memories are the best way to recollect friendships and good times.
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  2. You read my mind!! I’ve been thinking of a roasted pumpkin soup too… I like your addition of stock left over from the biryani… and then the green chillies.. a sure shot with the indian palate!! beautiful!
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  3. Aaah, good times, good times!! :) Love this soup too – I adore the flavours that roasting brings out in a pumpkin and seeing as I picked 20kg (!!) of butternut squash from our allotment yesterday, I definitely see some pumpkin/squash recipes in my future!

  4. I’ve been traveling around some apple orchards in Michigan and there were pumpkins all over the place. Now that it’s cooling off, it’s perfect for some pumpkin soup! Great Recipe!
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  5. Love the pumpkin soup.It really lifts spirits.Something I relate to as soulfood!

  6. Lovely! The swirly designs w the cream make this soup extra pretty.
    Great idea for the chilling weather. Thanks, Deeba. xo
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  7. Your soup sounds delicious, Deeba. Pumpkins are so inexpensive at the moment. I swear we saw whole ones for just $2 last weekend!
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  8. Beautiful photography and soup recipe are so very nice.

  9. Rashmi says:

    Just made and had this soup for dinner….it’s totally yum…my son and hubby loved it so much that they said this is my best soup ever:-)!!….tnku for this Deeba

  10. Saved as a favorite, I love your site!

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