Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Watercress Soup

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
Salt
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

11 comments:

  1. Unique Recipe Priya, u r very creative./.

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  2. never use water crees good info about it will try it now

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  3. Thanks Arthi n Rekha for ur comments...Rekha try it out n lemme know...

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  4. Thanks a lot for this perfect entry!

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  5. Wow this is something new to me. Looks awesome. You have so many recipes in Diabetic menu, Why don't you send them to http://letusallcook.blogspot.com/2008/10/eat-healthy-fight-diabetes-contest.html

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  6. Thats a very nice combo of soup must hv tasted great!

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  7. Unique and creative recipe priya......Looks gorgeous...

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  8. Have never cooked with watercress.Nice recpe.

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  9. Excellent combo, I would love to have as a light dinner !

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  10. Pumpkin Soup,how can miss making it this season:)
    thanks for the recipe,Priya.

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  11. Thanks ILVA...

    Sure KF will send a bunch of recipes to the event..thanks for leaving ur comments dear..

    Thanks SMN...yep they tasted great..

    Thanks sireesha dear..

    Hi Divya,watercress r quite healthy, can also prepare them as paruppu..

    Thanks Cham..

    Yasmeen am very glad to see ur msg..

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