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Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast

Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast
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This recipe was inspired by classic French onion soup and influenced by Indian cuisine in London. Wonderful aroma of Indian garam masala and English cheddar added so many flavors to a simple butternut squash soup.

Heavenly delicious and so easy to make.

 


Cook with pleasure and enjoy the world!

 

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Butternut-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast

Course Lunch, Soup, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 3 qt pot
Author Nina Phomina

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil (or ghee)
  • 2 lb pumpkin or butternut squash (1 small butternut squash), peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 large carrots , peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3-4 large cloves garlic , minced
  • 2-3 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp garam masala (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

For serving:

  • slices of ciabatta or baguette
  • grated cheddar (2-4 tbsp. per serving, I had white and yellow English cheddar)
  • fresh cilantro or/and scallions (or chives) for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil (or ghee), add the yellow onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, ginger, garam masala and turmeric; cook for 45 seconds.
  3. Add the butternut squash, carrots, seasonings; pour water (approximately 2 ½ qt); bring to a boil on high heat, lower the heat and cook for 15 minutes or until the butternut and carrots are fork tender.
  4. Remove from the heat. Using a food processor or blender (stationary or emersion), puree the soup.
  5. Set an oven to “broil”. (I used my countertop toaster-oven).
  6. Toast the bread in a toaster.
  7. Ladle the soup into heatproof bowls, top with toasts and sprinkle with grated cheese. 

  8. Arrange the bowls on an oven tray and place the tray under a broiler and leave for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly golden.
  9. Serve sprinkled with fresh cilantro, scallions or chives.

 



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