Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

By popular demand* here is my most awesome and satisfying soup recipe. I tend to make twice as much as we need and freeze the rest in single portions – so much nicer than other convenience soups.

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

1 large or two medium butternut squash
25g butter (or ghee or vegetable oil)
1 onion thinly sliced
1 carrot diced
1 garlic clove mashed
1tsp ginger chopped
2 cloves
2 cardamom seeds
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1.5 – 2 litres of hot chicken or vegetable stock
  • Peel, chop, rub with oil and roast up the butternut squash until soft – about 45 minutes at 190 – 200C.
  • Heat butter over a medium heat in a large pan.
  • Add the onion, carrot, garlic, ginger stir into the butter then add the spices (I buy spices from the Indian Supermarket not the regular one as they’re cheaper and nicer).
  • Fry gently for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly so the spices don’t stick and clump.
  • Add the hot stock and the roasted squash.
  • Simmer for a while (about 20 minutes should be enough but not ruined if you leave it longer).
  • Remove from heat and blend until smooth.
  • Add Yeo Valley Greek Yoghurt to serve.
  • Eat with lashings of bread and butter.
  • Keep sleeves out of soup.

*and by this I mean Amanda asked me and she is popular. Not only that but it is her birthday. And she is my hero, you need no more reasons but I thought you should know.

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  • Reply Kitschy Coo August 27, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Thanks very much for posting this! I’m looking forward to being a big girl and buying 98% of the ingredients so I can make it. I think I have ground pepper, but it’s probably black… I definitely have butter though! xx

    • Reply Kat September 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      Hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply Tracey September 5, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Autumn is coming. Looks lush!

    • Reply Kat September 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      Loving the early Autumn weather :)

  • Reply Super Kat (@thatkat) (@thatkat) September 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Making my first batch of Spicy Butternut Squash Soup of the season. Smells so warming! Recipe here: http://ow.ly/6mMCF

  • Reply Super Kat (@thatkat) (@thatkat) December 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    My Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe is very popular this week! I hope everyone is enjoying it :) http://t.co/uwTPnSgX

  • Reply @notonthehighst October 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Serious lunch envy RT “@thatkat
    @notonthehighst Spicy Butternut Squash Soup: http://t.co/rHSMmOGF

  • Reply @Evegriggs November 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Recipe here http://t.co/bMNHgMKT

  • Reply @GingerBisquite January 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    http://t.co/pcHN4aZT Just made this delicious soup for the 3rd time. SO tasty! #blw #goodenoughforadults

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