Spicy butternut soup – a welcome winter warmer


In this cold weather I crave a really warming spicy soup. Not only is this an orange immunity-boosting vegetable but it also has magic ginger; and parsley from the garden. So easy to make…so go out and get a squash! Could easily substitute any other pumpkin variety. This is all I need for lunch – maybe with a slice of lovely bread, followed with a clementine and its a perfectly balanced meal!

Serves 4-6

  • 1 large butternut or pumpkin peeled, seeded and chopped into 2 cm squares
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs garam masala
  • thumb of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 chilli, finely sliced
  • oil for roasting & frying (I used olive for roasting and rapeseed for frying)
  • 1 litre stock or water
  • salt & pepper


  • prepare the butternut, onions and garlic
  • line a baking tray with greaseproof/baking paper and scatter with diced squash
  • sprinkle with oil, garam masala, salt, pepper & garlic
  • roast at 200 C for 30-40 mins or until soft and slightly caramelised
  • meanwhile sweat the onions in some oil with the ginger & chilli, slowly
  • add the cooked butternut to the onions and add water
  • cook for another 5 minutes or so until everything is soft
  • whizz with a handheld blender or Magimix
  • serve with some parsley or coriander



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