Pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamin A also for antioxidant carotenoids...they r good source of vitamin c, K n E also lots of minerals..Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C.. In some regions watercress is regarded as a weed, in other regions as an aquatic vegetable or herb...Many benefits from eating watercress are claimed, such as that it acts as a mild stimulant, a source of phytochemicals and antioxidants, a diuretic, an expectorant, and a digestive aid.It also appears to have cancer-suppressing properties. It is widely believed to help defend against lung cancer. This soup with pumpkin n watercress turns out really awesome...they r really very healthy..usually watercress r known for bitterness, as they r well cooked with pumpkin, u wont even notice the bitterness of the watercress...
2cups Pumpkin pieces
1cup Watercress chopped
1no Onion chopped
1tsp Garlic powder
2nos Vegetable stock cubes
1/2tsp Pepper powder
2tsp Olive oil
Grated Emmental cheese for garnishing
Take a pressure cooker, heat the olive oil in the pressure cooker, add the chopped onions with garlic powder n vegetable stock cubes n cook until the onions turns transculent...add now the pumpkin pieces n cook for a while...once the pumpkin pieces gets a bit cooked, add the chopped water cress n cook until they shrinks...now add enough water with salt n pepper powder...
Pressure cook them upto 3 hisses...keep aside n let them cool...grind the cooked veggies with a hand blender r in a food processor...just sprinkle the grated emmental cheese before serving..
Serve them hot!!!!
Sending this Healthy Soup to: Heart of Matter - October is Yellow and Orange by Ilva
also to: Eat Healthy - Fight Diabetes by Sangeeth