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This recipe makes a serving for 8 people.


  • 1 x pumpkin
  • 2 x carrots
  • 2 x large onions
  • 6-8 large cloves of garlic
  • Cayenne pepper (powder or whole chillies)
  • Curry paste (see video)


Finely chop onions and cloves of garlic then simmer these lightly in olive oil until soft adding a pinch of cayenne pepper and two teaspoons of curry powder (optional). Dice the pumpkin into 5cm cubes and chop up carrots. Add to the pan and stir well into onions for five minutes. Add 4-6 cups of water depending on the size of pumpkin and allow to simmer until pumpkin is soft. Mash or blend the soup until smooth adding more water if needed.

Delicious served with yogurt added and a sprinkling of mixed herbs or chives and cracked pepper. This soup can be made with sweet potato (Kumara), carrot or swede.

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