Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pumpkin & Clementine Soup

Soup prepared with pumpkin chunks and blended along with clementine juice & low fat cream, this soup tastes little bit sour but the mild sweetness of the pumpkin suits prefectly along with the sourness of this clementines, usually clementines tastes too sweet, but this time the clementines which i bought from my farmer's market, tastes really too sour and they were completely inconsumable..I was planning to make out soup with those sour clementines and pumpkins both this unique mariage between pumpkin and clementines works out marvellous, we enjoyed having this mild orange colour soup for our dinner.A clementine is the hesperidium of a variety of mandarin orange.The exterior is a deep orange colour with a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementines separate easily into seven to fourteen juicy segments. They are very easy to peel, like a tangerine, but are almost always seedless. Clementines are also known as seedless tangerines...Purchased fresh, they should be a shiny, bright orange color. The fruit should be firm, yet give a slight indentation when squeezed.t's a great nutritional source of Vitamin C, fiber, folate, and potassium....Imported from Spain, this delicious fruit is now available from November to March...This soup is going directly to Nithu's Think Beyond The Usual-Fruits...




3cups Pumpkin chunks
1nos Onions (chopped)
2cups Vegetable broth
1inch Ginger(piece)
1no Cinnamon stick
1/4cup Cream (low fat)
1tbsp Olive oil
Salt
3nos Clementines

Peel the zest from a clementine as a large strips and keep aside...Juice all the clementines to make about half a cup of juice..refrigerate the juice..

Heat the oil and saute the onions until they turns transculent, add the pumpkin chunks and cook everything for a while..add the vegetable broth,meanwhile in a cheese cloth, place the ginger, cinnamon stick and the clementine zest, tie it tightly and add to the cooking veggies...close the lid and cook the veggies for few minutes until they turns soft..remove the cheesecloth and using a hand blender puree the soup along with the clementine juice, finally add the cream and stir everything well..

Serve immediately with toasted breads..

43 comments:

  1. Wow!!! excellent and very creative combo.....yummy yumm

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  2. Hm...that does sound like a winner combination. I am not big on pumkin soup but this dish looks quite good..enough for me to want to eat some

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  3. Hey, the colour of the soup is too inviting..loved this new combo..nicely clicked and thanks for sending this to the event..very perfect:-)

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  4. A bowl of this yummy soup and some bread would make an awesome meal for me:)

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  5. Beautiful combination and such arich colour soup.

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  6. Very tangy and crisp looking soup dear.

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  7. Grt combination...totally new to me...

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  8. Priya,

    Unique new combination, i love it. The color is perfect.

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  9. Was away from bloghopping for a while n I find 42 recipes from you in my reader! Soup looks like a unique combo.tangy n delicious Priya!

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  10. I imagine the citrus soup- perfect for the season!

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  11. Oh I'm glad you found a way to enjoy your clementine that was too sour to eat. I love the combination of pumpkin and clementine. :)

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  12. This soup looks and sounds fantastic Priya!

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  13. Color is so bright priyakka. Yummy!

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  14. Wow, pumpkin soup! Never had it b4...why not I try some of urs...:)

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  15. Wow looks so perfect..Very nice combination..

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  16. Nice soup...love the color...I usually make a clear orange soup...this one looks so creeeamy!

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  17. Great idea Priya, yummy and beautiful photo too...

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  18. Wow Priya..love this combo...the soup looks so creamy and so comforting :)

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  19. Orange soup! It's sweet! I'm going to urinchi this!

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  20. What a fantastic combo priya, hats off to your creativity!

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  21. wow what a beautiful colour and so comforting soup...using pumpkin is something really new and very innovative again priya...

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  22. Again a different recipe from u...amazing

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  23. wow Priya thats realy something beyond usual use of fruits. We often make pumpkin soup and add ime juice to it. adding clementine or sour oranges never cross our mind. it must have given off a lovely aroma...thanks for sharing.

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  24. wow!excellent click and colourful soup!

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  25. Wow..what a delightful combo.Pumpkin and clementine..that too in a soup.And I looove the colour..really amazing!!

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  26. an unusual combination for me...sounds so good..

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  27. Here we use in the carrit soup ornages, never thought of using them in pumpkin, love the idea and soup looks so thinck and yumm.

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  28. See priya..how creative you are..;-)) soup looks perfect..slurpp.......

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  29. Wow!! Priya some thing different and nice lovely soup dear.

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  30. Such a gourmet name, Priya!I love the color of it:)

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  31. hi priya,
    sounds good, this is a very unique combo :) the soup looks vry comforting:)
    TC

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  32. An unusual but beautiful and flavorful combination, Priya. Very nice indeed!

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  33. Unique combination, looks inviting!

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  34. an award is waiting for u in my blog,,plz accept it..

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  35. Beautiful! Soup looks gr8! You are so creative!!

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  36. What an interesting combo; I have never used clementines in soup before; I could next time thanks to you!

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