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Monday, November 17, 2008

Butternut Squash soup with Green Chutney

Oh God, Monday is so much work yup weekends just end up so quickly, we lazing all the time purposeless talks and purposeful laughs, so good to land on weekends every other day. Not to forget the food during weekends, thoughts about those wickedly delicious tasting dishes, least did we think about the calories oops did I say calories probably Monday is too early to think about it though, is it??? Oh no, its definitely the right time cos weekends start on Friday here less time to work out for all that we ate during weekends. Why not cook something light and delicious and ofcourse healthy too??? I landed up in A.Russo & Sons this weekend, its absolutely a fascinating place, its "the food lovers food store" located in Watertown MA. Everything is either farm fresh or fresh from their bakery including pasta I just liked those Butternut Squash Raviolis, did I mention, the prices were nominal. I picked up a Butternut Squash for the soup at A.Russos's, oh I know you all must have done this soup quiet often now, but when the lady who served me the soup told that I could make a chutney with the soup and thats how her Indian friend had served the soup. I was all mentally thinking how and what to do with it all the while when I was grocery shopping. I made the Soup with Almond Chutney for the extra spice.





Ingredients:

Butternut Squash - 2 cups diced, deseeded and deskined
Onion - 1 medium
Shallots - 3/4 cup chopped
Garlic - 3 pods minced
Stock - 2 cups (Vegetable or Chicken)
Water - 1 cup
Nutmeg a pinch
Aniseeds - 2
EVOO - 2 tbsps
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Butter a small dice (optional) Where did my calorie count disappear when I dropped a cube of Butter???

Almond Chutney:

Jalapeno - 2 deseeded
Almonds - 1/4 cup
Coconut - 4 tbsps
Salt to taste
Water


Have a healthy Tea time snack with Butternut Squash Soup, Figs, Dates and Almonds

Method:

1. Heat EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and Butter in a saucepan drop the Aniseeds when color changes add the Onions and Garlic and cook until transparent.
2. Now add the Butternut Squash and stir well pour the Water cover and cook until the Squash is tender.
3. Add the Stock and cook for a few minutes let it cool. Remove the Aniseeds add Salt and blend the mixture and strain it (if you have kids back home).
4. Sprinkle Nutmeg, Pepper and Shallots before serving.
5. Grind all the ingredients for the Almond Chutney and mix it according to your spicy desire.

Serve with: Bread

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40 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Soup looks comforting in this cold weather. And that is a great offer!

Yasmeen said...

Healthy warming soup,the almond chutney topping is uniquely deeish!
Thanks for the link,I'll subscribe too.

Priya said...

Real comforting soup..prefect for winter...almond chutney looks awesome...

doggybloggy said...

this soup sounds so good and so does your kurma from the post before...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

butternut is something i have not used except in sambar. gotta experiment with it. soup looks wonderful and that link doesn't open.. though i am not a working woman or a mother, i wud still be interested to see that link. lol

Gita's Kitchen said...

The soup looks very comforting. Spicy almond chutney sounds delicious too, thanks for sharing the recipe :)

anudivya said...

How comforting. I have made ravioli with butternut squash before (which was a disaster by the way :) *giggle*), but never this. Amazing!

Suma Rajesh said...

comforting soup..

raaji said...

real treat for cold temperratures....

Viki Xavier. said...

Lovely soup with almond chutney.
Thanks for the magazine link dear:)

Sapna Anu B.George said...

Great chutny....wait till i try it out

Jaishree said...

Almond chutney & soup looks awesome..Ramya..

G.Pavani said...

it looks spicy n yummy

Uma said...

delicious! love all the pictures.

veggie belly said...

I have half a roasted butter nut squash sitting in my fridge. I'll be turning it into chutney thanks to you! great idea! I forget all about calories too when i'm dealing with butter. Then I watch Paula Dean use impossibly large quantities of butter and I feel better :)

Vij said...

Yummy soup!
Thanks for the link. I have subscribed for it (wink) ;-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy yummy.........thank u for passing me the awards and ur view for my blog...really loved it and feeling very much happy......congrats on yours........

UjjU said...

Soups in winter is our fav! Lemme catch hold of some Squash. It's difficult to get here :( Nyway, thanks for the comments & thanks for sharing this nice recipe. :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Really healthy tea time. Looks yummy. Comfoting food for the tastebuds during winter. Valar was telling me that you and her are MCA classmates. :-)

Valarmathi said...

Never tried any recipe with butternut squash. Sounds interesting. Nice colour.

Ramya said...

U r tempting to try it :) Pls visit YAAT post at my blog. I have something for you.

Happy cook said...

Wow that bowl of soup looks yumm.

Sumi said...

I make sabji with Butternut Squash, my daughter likes it. I will try Soup wish she likes that too.

Grace said...

butternut squash soup has such great texture. i love that you added nutmeg--i'm giving that a try next time. :)

Bhawana said...

soup looks delicious Ramya. yday I cud not come to blogger. otherwise cud have made this. today in the morning itself I am making halwa of such pumpkin.

Teja said...

I had this soup in a fair and I wanted to make this ever since then. Looks great.

DEESHA said...

thatz a lovely soup .. very comforting for winter nights

jesse said...

Wow, comforting and looks healthy... such a perfect winter dish!

Sharmi said...

so many butternut recipes all over the blogsphere today:) I liked the combination with chutney:)

netra said...

I liked the idea of healthy tea time. shall try it for sure.

Joie de vivre said...

Beautiful plating! I love how you arranged your almonds, what a fun way to eat.

Ramya Bala said...

Wow..looks yummy :)

And thak u so much for ur award and for ur lovely words...Nt blogging that much..thats y late acknowledgement..sry for that yaar

Malar Gandhi said...

Unique and interesting....sounds healthy too! Love it!:)

Jun said...

Never had butternut squash before - I will definitely grab one if I ever find one here.

Lovely shot of the soup.

Jun said...

Never had butternut squash before - I will definitely grab one if I ever find one here.

Lovely shot of the soup.

Divya Vikram said...

Sure Ramya. Will miss blogging. Will try to schedule some posts if posiible.

Usha said...

I am seeing a lot of butternut squash recipes these days, this soup sounds delicious...

sowmya said...

Hi.. Thanks for visiting my blog..i have added the subscribe via reader..you can get them in google reader...or you can follow my blog to get it in the reader..
Btw, you have a great blog yourself here with interesting recipes...loved your blog which describes spices too..good job..adding you to my blogroll..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thsnks for sharing a wonderful soup recipe!

viji said...

healthy soup divya.... looking yummy too

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