Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Soup Season is back. Cold Winter nights, a Warm bowl of soup & a crusty bread on the side sounds so wonderful isn't it?  And, we still have a bit of Pumpkin left that we had picked up at a Pumpkin Patch so Pumpkin Soup it is .. 

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup

 This is a basic soup recipe, with Pumpkin, Onions & a bit of Coconut Milk. 

I made it in an Instant Pot this time .. You can of course make it on the stove top or even use a Pressure cooker.The only advantage of making it in an Instant Pot is that the Soup stays Hot/Warm for a longer time 

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup Ingredients

Serves 4-5 

You Will Need:

  • 4 cups of diced Pumpkin / 1 can Pumpkin Puree 
  • 1 medium sized Onion 
  • A small Piece of Ginger 
  • 5-6 Pods of Garlic 
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tablespoons of any Thai Curry Paste (I've used Yellow Curry Paste here)
  • 2 tablespoon of Butter/Olive Oil 
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk / Half a can 
  • Salt as per Taste 
How To:

In an Instant Pot, turn on the Sauté Mode & select 'Medium' .. Once the inner pot is hot, add some butter, add chopped garlic, Ginger & Bay leaf & sauté 

Add sliced Onions  diced pumpkin along with some salt 

Now add, Red Chili powder, Thai curry Paste. Sauté for a couple of minutes until the red chili powder is cooked. Now, add 2 cups of water. 

Cancel the Sauté mode & select the Pressure Cook mode. Pressure Cook on high for 2 minutes 

You can manually release Pressure as the pumpkins take a very short time to cook. Discard the bayleaf.

Puree into a soup using an immersion blender. Add coconut milk & adjust salt 

If you do not have an immersion blender, simply pour out the contents into another bowl & allow it to cool before pureeing. 

Select the Sauté mode & select 'Low' settings 

Thin the soup with a bit of water or Vegetable stock if you thick its too thick. Let the soup simmer for 2 minutes.

Turn off the heat

Pour into individual bowls & swirl some coconut milk if desired & garnish with very little chopped coriander & serve Hot 

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup

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