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Chunky Carrot and Pumpkin Soup

Chunky Carrot and Pumpkin Soup By Carla Fraser, Ayurvedic Food + Lifestyle Consultant at The Nourishment Garden An Ayurvedic recipe to keep you grounded, nourished and warm from th...

Chunky Carrot and Pumpkin Soup

Chunky Carrot and Pumpkin Soup
By Carla Fraser, Ayurvedic Food + Lifestyle Consultant at The Nourishment Garden

An Ayurvedic recipe to keep you grounded, nourished and warm from the inside, out.

INGREDIENTS

> Ginger, 1 inch
> Garlic,  2 cloves
> Onion, 1 medium brown
> Cumin seeds, 2 tsp
> Cumin powder, 1 tsp
> Ajwain seeds, 1 tsp
> Sea Salt, 1 pinch
> Black Pepper, 1/4 tsp cracked
> Organic vegetable stock, 1 cube (or 2 tsp of powder)
> Water, 6 cups
> Carrots, 4 medium
> Jap Pumpkin, 1/2
> Ghee, 2 tbsp

PREPARATION

1. Chop pumpkin and carrots into small pieces.

2. Boil 6 cups of water to prepare your stock, then add stock cube. Be sure to break up the stock cube and stir it through so it completely dissolves.

3. In a separate large pot, on high heat, warm your ghee until melted. Add diced onion, crushed garlic and grated ginger, stir until onion is lightly brown. Reduce the heat to medium, add cumin and ajwain seeds and continue to stir, be careful not to burn the seeds.

4. Add pumpkin, carrots, salt and pepper, then stir through the spices to cover the vegetables in flavour. Do so for 3-4 minutes before adding your stock.

5. Stir through the stock and add the cumin powder, then cover.

6. Turn the heat back up to high until the soup begins to boil, then reduce to low heat and allow to simmer with the lid on. Occasionally stir.

7. Once pumpkin is soft and reduced, whilst the carrots are soft but chunky, turn of heat and allow to sit and cool before serving.

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If you'd like to learn more about cooking Ayurvedic recipes at home, learn about base ingredients or simply expand on the knowledge you already have on Ayurvedic cooking, make sure to join us at our upcoming event, 'Ayurvedic Cooking Class - Winter Cuisine', with Carla on Sunday 28th May at the Trupp Cooking School in South Yarra. Full details and tickets can be found here. Places are strictly limited and booking fast!