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:

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nithu Bala said... Reply To This Comment

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:-)

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

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

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful combination and such arich colour soup.

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Very tangy and crisp looking soup dear.

Silence Sings said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

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

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I imagine the citrus soup- perfect for the season!

Sook said... Reply To This Comment

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. :)

Catherine said... Reply To This Comment

This soup looks and sounds fantastic Priya!

ruchikacooks said... Reply To This Comment

Color is so bright priyakka. Yummy!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jyoti V said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks so perfect..Very nice combination..

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

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

TREAT AND TRICK said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative idea of combo!

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

Again a different recipe from u...amazing

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

yummy!...love this soup!

rekha said... Reply To This Comment

wow!excellent click and colourful soup!

Divya Kudua said... Reply To This Comment

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

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

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

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

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

kamala said... Reply To This Comment

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

SriLekha said... Reply To This Comment

perfect for evening hours!

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

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

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Creamy and lovely soup...

Trendsetters said... Reply To This Comment

nice n creamy soup

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect one.

Daisy Blue said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely color Priya..

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

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

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Unique combination, looks inviting!

Swapna Sree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vaishali Sharma said... Reply To This Comment

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

tasteofbeirut said... Reply To This Comment

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