Spiced Pumpkin, Turmeric, and Coconut Soup

Time to spice things up, A twist on an old classic soup. If you like Thai flavors of ginger, coconut cream, and coriander well this is a simple yet tasty dish to help change up the everyday pumpkin soup recipe.

Spiced Pumpkin, Turmeric, and Coconut Soup
Servings: 6-8

Soup Ingredients

  • 20g butter
  • 1kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seed removed and diced
  • 1 potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 leek white part sliced
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 L vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • salt and pepper
  • Fresh coriander to garnish


In a large stockpot melt butter on medium/high heat, add leek,
and saute for 2-3 mins until softened.
Add potato and pumpkin and spices, toss through vegetables
Add stock and bring to the boil
Turn heat to low and simmer for 20-30mins until pumpkin is soft
Blitz soup with a stick blender or in a food processor to make a smooth puree
Place back in the pot and add coconut cream and season with salt and pepper
Reheat the soup then serve with some fresh coriander

Frequently Asked Questions

here are a few Frequently Asked Questions that can help you to make an amazing Spiced Pumpkin, Turmeric, and Coconut Soup

Which Type of Pumpkin is Best For Soup?

There are many types of pumpkin available, but which one is best for soup? Here are some tips to help you decide! Pumpkins are great for soup, and they’re delicious when cooked in a broth. To add depth to your soup, you can add chicken or vegetable stock. But the homemade stock is probably the best choice. The basic recipe from Annie’s book calls for sweating onions, garlic, spices, and water, then adding the pumpkin and simmering until the pumpkin is tender. Add a little cream and/or coconut milk if you want it richer, or leave it out altogether. For an Asian-inspired soup, you can roast the pumpkin before simmering it in the soup.

What Spice Goes Well With Pumpkin?

Curry powder goes well with pumpkin because it enhances other flavors, and brings out the sweetness and richness of the dish. The combination of pumpkin and curry powder also pairs well in Moroccan-inspired dishes. You can try combining them to create an unforgettable soup! For example, you can add a pinch of nutmeg to your pumpkin soup or mix them with curry paste. Or you can use them in soups and stews.

Turmeric is another great choice because it adds a deep, earthy flavor without masking the natural flavor of the pumpkin. Turmeric is also a superfood thanks to its nutrient-rich content. Ginger, on the other hand, brings Asian notes to pumpkin and is a powerful spice. Add a pinch of ginger to pumpkin soup and you’ve got yourself a wonderful soup that is sure to satisfy!