Thursday, November 8, 2007

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Nothing more comforting then slurping on a piping hot bowl of soup and cozing up watching a desi masala/Bollywood movie.With the advent of winter,well almost markets showcase beautiful gourds and squashes and other beautiful winter vegetables. I usually make regular desi version of squashes like sabji and stews,this time tried making roasted soup. Tried roasted butternut squash at a local restaurant and loved it to the core. Sage and Butternut squash make a good pair.


Roasting squash takes less time then you would expect. This is very earthy warm and comforting soup.

Ingredients
1 big squash peeled and cubed
3 cloves of garlic peeled
few sprigs of sage
1 tbsp of freshly ground pepper
1 cup of milk
salt according to taste

Process
1. line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray like pam and spread the butternut squash pieces and garlic cloves
2. roast in the over for about 15-20 minutes at 350o till the butter nut squash turn golden brown
3. In a sauce pan add a tbsp of olive oil add the squash and garlic and mash using either a potato masher or a hand blender.
4. once smooth add milk,salt ,sage and pepper and boil till you see small bubbles
Remove from heat and serve warm with crackers , some good bread or a chili cheese sandwich.

23 comments:

bee said...

lovely. have you tried adding leeks? i love leeks and butternut squash together, plus ginger.

Sia said...

gorgeous pic sree... absolutely droolworthy.
wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy diwali :)

sra said...

I love soup of yellow pumpkin with garlic. Ye cinema choosaru meeru? We will see something called Happy Days tonight.

Rajitha said...

yum! love b.n soup....looks great sreelu :)

Asha said...

YUM! Great looking soup Sreelu. Happy Deepavali to you and your's!:))

Rina said...

Never tried this Sri. I think roasting the squash makes a lot difference and gives the soup a nice flavour. Love your bowl of soup pic. Enjoy the festive season.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

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Nice looking soup......I can almost feel the aroma here :-)

Padmaja said...

Sreelu i rarely make soups at home and this one is a definite try as it looks delicious. i think roasting make the squash more flavourful!!

Latha said...

Looks delicious Sreelu. PErfect for a cold evening.
Happy Diwali to you!

sagari said...

beautifull

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful pic, Sreelu.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

This ones so damn good!!!!! the pics look lovely... and sounds like an ez recipe too. Thanx for sharing

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

lovely soup, Sree...real lovely

Nupur said...

I'm always too lazy to peel and cut these giant squashes, but this soup looks so delicious and comforting that I have to give it a shot!

Kajal said...

Never tried this but lovely dish you prepared. Thanks for sharing.:))

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Soup looks yummy..:)))Pictures are perfect!!

sagari said...

thick and warm soup in this cold weatherr just rocks nice recipe

Sirisha Kilambi said...

What a comfort soup Sreelu......looks great....

Please don't mind If I don't comment the next few months as I would terribly busy with my academic work......Hope u understand dear....I will be back in no time :-)

Laavanya said...

I generally like the flavor roasting gives to vegs. but have never tried doing that to Butternut squash... Very tempting Sreelu.

Shivapriya said...

Lovely colour, what else can any one ask for in this weather,

Menu Today said...

Hi Sreelu,

Colourful looking soup!!!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Lovely pictures and nice recipe! Hot soup is welcome for this season! :)

Vcuisine said...

Lovely soup Sreelu. Wish i could have met you there. Hope you had a great time. Any telepathy working? I prepared the same soup, slightly different version. The taste is too good. Will post it tomorrow. Will try with roasted one next time. Viji

 
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