Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup


This soup is rich in fiber, so people who are highly health conscious can very well go for it.



Ingredients:

Butternut squash cubes-2 cups
Diced mcintosh apple-1 cup
Chopped onions-3/4  cup
Olive oil-2 tbs  
Salt-As required
All spice powder-1 tsp 
Dried thyme-1/2 tsp
Parmesan cheese(optional)-1 tbs
Grated coconut(lightly roasted)-1/4 cup
Black pepper powder-As required
Vegetable stock/chicken stock-3 cups
Salted cashews-few nos

Note:

Variations can be done by substituting apples with celery or carrot since the soup will be little sweet because of incorporating apples into the butternut squash.



Method:
    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place together the butternut squash, apples and the onions on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Brush the olive oil on it and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Let it get roasted for almost 40 minutes. The butternut squash will turn tender. Heat the vegetable stock or the chicken stock in a pan. Grind the roasted squash and apple mixture in a food processor. Add some stock to it, later on throw in the processed butternut squash into the remaining vegetable stock. Add in the all spice powder, thyme along with required seasoning such as salt and pepper. Let the consistency be thick enough to serve with lightly roasted coconut and cashews. This soup will be little sweet, so you can incorporate the tortilla chips by crumbling it, it will balance the taste. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on the hot soup if desired, garnish it with some spring onions. Serve it hot.

    13 comments:

    Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

    Sounds lovely for a nice comforting bowl or a chilly evening :)

    divya said...

    Mouthwatering here, super delicious soup,yumm!

    Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Squash and apple soup looks awesome and excellent garnishing as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    Treat and Trick said...

    Great combo and looks yummy!

    http://Treatntrick.blogspot.com

    Umm Mymoonah said...

    Never tried apple with soup, sound interesting and delicious

    Prathibha said...

    Thats a nice combo..soup looks yumm

    Hari Chandana said...

    Interesting recipe.. looks tempting :)
    Indian Cuisine

    Priti said...

    Soup looks delish and love that garnishing

    Priya said...

    Ultimate combo, soup looks stunning and wonderful..love that pattern on the top of ur yummy soup..

    San said...

    Thanks everyone, of course it's a comforting soup for a chilly evening priya.

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    Sunanda's Kitchen

    aipi said...

    Love butternut soup but never tried with apples ~ the presentation is spectacular!
    US Masala

    kothiyavunu.com said...

    Thats a lovely soup,Looks so healthy and delicious san!