Quick Thai spiced pumpkin soup

Close up. Spicy Thai curry butternut pumpkin soup with coriander. #covidlife #stayhome #workfromhome

This soup is a bit of a cheat and is a quick way to make a tasty pumpkin soup on a weeknight.

All you need is a pumpkin, some Thai curry paste, and some coriander (if you can tolerate it).

Spicy Thai curry butternut pumpkin soup with coriander. #covidlife #stayhome #workfromhome
Spicy Thai curry butternut pumpkin soup with coriander. #covidlife #stayhome #workfromhome


  • Butternut pumpkin (diced)
  • Water
  • Iodised salt
  • Thai curry paste
  • Coriander (¼ cup)


  1. Dice a butternut pumpkin or buy a ready diced packet from the supermarket
  2. Boil a saucepan of water with some iodised salt
  3. Added the diced butternut pumpkin and cook until the pumpkin is soft
  4. Add a tablespoon of Thai curry paste
  5. Add ¼ cup of coriander leaves and stalks and roots
  6. Blend with a stick blender or in a fair dinkum blender
  7. Pour into a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves

Final thoughts

Coriander is a herb you love or hate I think. I know many people hate it and describe the taste in various ways including like eating soap.

I love the taste of coriander and I find that while leaves are the most commonly used part and if you want to impart a more intense flavour I suggest finely chopping the roots and stalks and adding them.

Author: Gary

I'm a medical practitioner, specialist pathologist in microbiology, and Member of the Order of Australia (2003). I'm for resuscitation, if you find me struggling, please save me. I like to cook food, photograph it and then eat it. I'm also a fan of Star Trek, Stargate, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5.

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