My kitchen and I have never really been on good terms. I use it just to fetch the dishes or grab a few snacks, leaving the cooking to our lovely cook who whips up delicious treats in minutes. And it punishes me by hiding the jars of spices that I could have sworn were on the top shelf.
Needless to say that I don’t cook very often. But my cook didi is on leave and these are desperate times, which means all the cooking is left to me. And after a long day of working from home, I just about have the energy to whip up a bowl of two-minute noodles! But come on, there is only so much Maggi a millennial woman can eat. So I’ve had to resort to some easy-peasy recipes–ones that require minimum effort, taste good, and are also healthy.
Enter: the spiced pumpkin soup that has been my saving grace
Did you know that pumpkins (or kaddu, as we desi kids like to call it!) are low calorie but very high on nutrition. In fact, according to the USDA just 245 grams of pumpkin offers double your daily requirement of vitamin A. Not to mention, that same amount just has 49 calories, 12 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.2 grams of fat! It also has a whole lot of antioxidants and other vitamins which make this veggie great for heart health amongst other things!
Now if this isn’t healthy, I don’t know what is! And if you are worried about taste–after all, nobody likes their dinner to be bland–then I’ve got you covered there too. Because with a slew of whole spices, this soup is as tasty as a soup can be. Which is a whole lot!
Ready in just 30 minutes, this soup has been nourishing my soul on most nights these days. Will you give this spiced pumpkin soup a try? Let me know in the comments below.