Saturday, September 24, 2011

Curried Pumpkin Stew

I love, love, love fall. Pumpkins, squash, orange leaves, halloween there anything better?? Capture the taste of autumn with this savory pumkin stew.


1 onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 tbsp. garam masala
1 tbsp. curry powder
2 whole pods of star anise
1 whole stick of cinnamon
3 cloves of garlic, minced
6 cups of veggie broth
2 russett potatoes, scrubbed and chopped
1 sugar pumpkin, peeled, cleaned and cubed
1 small bag of frozen corn
1 tbsp salt
1 cup of cilantro, chopped, for garnish

Saute the onion, celery, spices and garlic until soft and aromatic, about 3-5 minutes. Add in broth, potatoes and pumpkin and simmer until soft. Puree 1/3 of the soup in a food processor until smooth and stir back in. Add in corn and heat through. Stir in salt. Ladle into bowls and top with cilantro.

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