Thai Pumpkin Soup

IMG_4059-1 Every fall I look forward to visit the Pumpkin festival (Kurbis fest) held in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Thousands of Pumpkins, hundreds of varieties and different themes each year. This year the theme was “Flight”.

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IMG_4068-1Like the variety in Pumpkins there were different varieties of dishes all with pumpkins: Pflammkuchen, risotto, grilled vegetables with pumpkin rice, soup, pumpkin seed pesto pasta, pasta with pumpkin sauce, roasted and flavoured pumpkin seeds, pumpkin popcorn, pumpkin shorle (fizz water with pumpkin juice), to name a few!

After tasting these mouthwatering dishes, I thought I should try few of them at home. This was the first time I tried the orange pumpkin. Yeah! Never tried before! I prepared spiced pumpkin cake with caramel sauce, pumpkin wedges and soup. I would like to share my simple pumpkin soup recipe.

Chopping pumpkin is a tedious job. Its hard to cut. So I cut it into half and scoop out the seeds, then bake it in the oven for 30 minutes. Once baked allow it to cool and the skin comes out very easily. Puree the pulp and it can be stored in the freezer. IMG_4039-1

Thai Pumpkin Soup.

Duration: 10 minutes

Serves 3

Ingredients

1  1/2 cup – pumpkin puree

1/2 cup – coconut milk

2 cups – water

1 tbsp – green Thai curry paste

1 tsp – sugar

salt to taste (Thai curry paste will also have some salt)

pumpkin seed oil or chilli flakes for garnishing

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Moving on

Add the puree and water in a pan and heat it. When its about to boil add Thai curry paste and salt, later stir in coconut milk. Do not boil the soup for long after adding coconut milk. Serve it in a soup bowl and garnish with pumpkin seed oil and chilli flakes.

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Try it!

Tschüss.

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Autumn decoration

Creating vignettes at home is my current obsession. I can spend hours together with it.

Adorning my house according to the season interests me the most. As each season is different from other it terms of weather, food, dressing, scenery, colours, giving lots of option and theme for my vignettes. I like collecting interesting things where ever I go.pumpkin_close-2

Right now its Autumn, the season of colourful leaves, pumpkin festival and halloween.

Here are my Autumn vignettes …

branchday1-1Never thought this fallen dry branch that I picked up from the forest nearby will turn into a beautiful art piece. This completely enhanced the look of my boring staircase area.

I used transparent wires which I tied to the grill of the staircase. This saved my ceiling from drilling!

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IMG_2970-1Attention seeking tangerine hued vase, pumpkins along with nuts, dry grass and leaves are the best way to highlight the corner tables, wall units or window sill.vase-1
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pumpkin tray-1Centre of attraction on the dining table.
dolls-1Cute little figurines here and there can contribute to the theme.

I hope you enjoyed and try this at your home too!