Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; saute 3 minutes. Stir in flour, curry powder, cumin, nutmeg, and garlic; saute 1 minute. Add sweet potato, salt, broth, and pumpkin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 20 minutes or until potato is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes.
Place half of pumpkin mixture in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Pour pureed soup into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining pumpkin mixture. Return soup to pan; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring often (do not boil). Remove from heat; stir in juice. Garnish with chives, if desired.
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This soup was terrible. I followed the recipe exactly- it was bland and watered-down, and didn't taste anything like pumpkin or the added spices. I don't even know what could be done to improve it- it needs ginger or more sweet potato or something. I definitely do not recommend this!
I skipped the butter, flour, and milk. I also added fresh ginger and a good dollop of a carribbean-style habanero-peach hot sauce. It was absolutely delicious, good and thick, and much lower in fat and calories. Perhaps other reviewer's complaints about blandness came from the milk? Served with jerk-seasoned roasted chicken thighs and steamed green beans.
I found this recipe on the bland side. It was not what I was hoping for, so I added some cinnamon and a chopped apple afterwards to try to pump it up a little. It's worth a try, but next time, I will be trying a different pumpkin soup recipe.
i love this soup and make it a lot--especially on a busy weeknight with just pantry staples. it's great as is, but we often use more garlic and spice, sometimes adding garam masala or cinnamon. it's also just as good with a regular potato if that is what you have on hand.
if you don't mind the extra calories, it's great with a can a coconut milk (omiting the regular milk later) and topped with chopped cilantro.
even my baby eats this and makes "yummy" noises:)
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