I still remember the first time I made this soup. It was a total FAILURE! I felt so discouraged because nobody liked it including myself. But I couldn’t figure out what went wrong because I had followed exactly the recipe from the newspaper cut-out. Then after searching for sometimes, I managed to find another simple recipe from Kuali Online. It turned out to be my son’s favourite now (partly because pumpkin is his favourite). With some modifications, I had derived at my own version as follows:
400g pumpkin (chopped)
1 medium sized potato (chopped)
1 large white onion (chopped)
1 leek (remove the outer layer, use only the white part, chopped)
250 ml fresh milk
750 ml water/ stock – (note 3)
2 slices ginger
1 tbsp butter (for sautéing)
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of nutmeg powder (optional) – it enhances the flavour of the soup
1. Melt the butter in a cooking pot.
2. Sauté the onion until translucent.
3. Add in pumpkin, potato, onion and ginger slices and stir well.
4. Pour in water and bring it to a boiling point. Then simmer for about 15 mins or until all the ingredients are softed and mushy.
5. Remove the ginger slices, pour the mixture into a blender and blend until it becomes smooth.
6. Pour back to the pot. Add in milk and seasonings and bring it to a boiling point.
7. Off the heat and serve with toasted bread/ rice. (I used toasted raisin sticks).
You can add in cooked fish or prawn in the soup.
Notes (Updated on 15 Sep 2011):