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Carrot and Grilled Pumpkin Soup

I once heard someone say “If you find yourself talking about the weather on a first date, its time to goooo” LOL Our generation has issues! Anyway, lets talk about the weather. Last week was pretty frigid. I wanted to bump this post and have it earlier but I was too excited about my biryani and tilapia peri peri recipes and decided to stick to how I had originally scheduled my posts. This soup would be perfect for last week’s weather. But as you know with November, the weather is rather unpredictable. Yesterday was beautifully sunny but it could be rainy later this week or today. Today looks like a soup day! This is one recipe you should save for a rainy day ;)).

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1/2 a pumpkin, about 500 g

1 large carrot

1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon

1 small red onion, finely diced

1/4 cup of milk

Garnish: Heavy Cream (optional)


Peel your pumpkin and cut it into pieces. Drizzle some vegetable oil on them and grill them for 10-15 minutes. Altenatively, you can bake these at 400c for the same amount of time. If you want them to totally cook through, this will take 45-60 min.

grilling the pumpkin develops the flavor and enhances the sweetnes making the end result very

grilling the pumpkin develops the flavor and enhances the sweetnes making the end result very delicious_kaluhiskitchen.com_kenyan food blogger

As this is going. Put your carrots, onions and cinnamon to boil.Once the carrots have softened, add the pumpkin so that it can finish cooking through.

boil the carrots until tender with some onion and cinnamon for the pumpkin

befor you add the grilled pumpkin,boil the carrots until tender with some onion and cinnamon for the pumpkin

Once the pumpkin is tender, turn it off and allow it to cool down slightly before proceeding. Put all this in a blender and blitz this until the entire mixture is smooth.

blend all the content of the soup until it is totally pureed,_how to make pumpkin

Return this to the heat and add some milk until you get to your preferred level of consistency. I loved mine really thick so I added a small amount of milk. But if you like yours light, add more milk.

add some milk and heat the soup for a few minutes then serve the soup_add the milk i=until it becomes as thick or light as you

Once it has warmed up once again, laddle it into bowls and garnish with some heavy cream if you please. And in typical Kaluhi fashion, my garnish was a enormous heart just coz I wanted to :-p

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Imagine how comforting it would be to down this during a cold rainy afternoon. This would be totally perfect. And as I told you on Instagram, my favorite way of having my pumpkin is in form of pumpkin soup.

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And the best thing is, you can have this as a snack, as an appetizer and as a meal. Pumpkin soup never  lets you down. Make each rainy day the best ever with my pumpkin soup.


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  1. Debbie

    For some reason, I read this and thought of how much fun I would have serving this to my future babies #FeelingBroody It feels so kid friendly

    • kaluhiskitchen

      My uterus has also started talking to me hahahahahah #FeelingBroody This wouls actually be great for kids, especially those fussy toddlers. And for a weaning child, you can eliminate the red onion and cinnamon, add pawpaw and cook as usual.

  2. Ciku

    Hi Kaluhi, love your blog :-). Let’s say I don’t have an oven, what would you recommend?

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thanks for the compliment Ciku! You can use the grill. Altenatively, you can skip the grilling entirely and just boil the pumpkin until it is soft , together with the carrots and proceed with the other steps. It will taste just as fab!

  3. grace

    hey. i really love your blog. am here every single day stalking. i have not yet finished all the recipes in the archives but so far am so impressed. good job and keep making me a good cook.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hey Grace! Slowly but surely you will be able to give all of them a try. And I do hope every single one of them charms your eating experience :))

  4. Mis lia

    Tried this soup today, we ( my hubby ,KJ my 11 month old son & I ) loved it! My hubby added salt as it was too sweet.. Is there anything to tone it down?

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