Pumpkin soup with fresh herbs

I was at the India grocery store last week and I asked the storekeeper for pumpkin. He helpfully went in the back and cut me a fresh two pund slice of a yellow sweet variety! Yikes!  What I had wanted was the white ash pumpkin.  I has said “pooshinikkai” and he insisted that this was … Continue reading

There are times things just turn out extraordinarily well.  What started as any other soup just turned into sheer deliciousness.  My daughter ate three bowls of it for dinner and asked for more at lunch the very next day. I have no explanation.  But I share the recipe here. The ingredients were quite ordinary, even … Continue reading

Winter is for soup.  Who doesn’t feel embraced and cared for when served a steaming mug of soup bursting with flavors. The best soups have some depth and complexity of flavor.  But that doesn’t make them difficult to make. It is all about ingredients and combinations.  Feel free to experiment with what you have available … Continue reading

Saute an onion in a large soup pot. When it clears add some chili flakes, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp cumin powder and 1/2 tsp rasam powder and 6 curry leaves. Add 1 liter of water and six large ripe tomatoes, 2 carrots chopped, 1/2 lb asparagus cut into inch long pieces. Bring to a … Continue reading