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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:

arthi selva said... Reply To This Comment

Unique Recipe Priya, u r very creative./.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ilva said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks a lot for this perfect entry!

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

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

SMN said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sireesha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Have never cooked with watercress.Nice recpe.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

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

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

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..