Pumpkin - Lotus Seed Soup

Day 2 Week 2 BM #52 - 
Here is a creamy and delicious soup which has been approved by my kids. 

We have tried garnishing it with roasted lotus seeds and they add a different dimension. Addition of heavy cream / milk adds to the richness and creaminess of the soup adding more calories as well :)

Inspiration from here
Ingredients - 

Pumpkin, peeled, cubed 1 1/2 cups
Lotus Seeds/Phool Makhana 1/2 cup
Tomato, chopped 1/2 cup
Garlic pods 1-2
Cloves 3, powdered
Cinnamon Powder a pinch 
Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt and Pepper as needed
Oil 2 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan, roast the lotus seeds until they are crisp. Set aside.

In a pressure cooker or a stock pot, add the pumpkin cubes, roasted lotus seeds, tomato, salt, grated garlic, clove, cinnamon and cardamom powders. 

Add in about 4 cups of water and cook until the pumpkin cubes are tender. 

After the pressure cooker cools, blend the mixture until a creamy consistency is achieved and heat further if needed.

I garnished it with blanched almonds and coriander leaves.

Preparation Time 30 min 
Makes 4-5 cups
Posted by Harini R on Monday, May 11, 2015


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Creamy and silky smooth soup.. Very well presented

  3. I am not a soup person but this soup has a beautiful colour and the addition of lotus stem seeds is a super idea to make it creamy and nutty.

  4. What a comforting bowl of soup.. I can my meal out of it!! Yumm

  5. yummy refreshing soup.

  6. awesome combo payasam

  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. Very nicely presented Harini..good that your kids like these soups..

  9. Sandhiya Says:
  10. Soup with lotus seed, loved the idea and it's look yummy

  11. Pavani Says:
  12. what a creamy & delicious looking pumpkin soup. Love the addition of lotus seeds and the spices.

  13. Not a fan of pumpkin but the addition of lotus seeds sounds very interesting. Lovely color.

  14. An interesting and delicious soup.

  15. Priya Suresh Says:
  16. Thats an interesting soup, simply comforting.I can finish my dinner with this bowl happily.

  17. love the beautiful color of this soup

  18. Suma Gandlur Says:
  19. It looks creamy and love that vibrant color.

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