Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup (Kädi Bulamak)

Serves 4

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
300 g pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and diced
750 ml water
Pinch of salt
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Pinch of coarse ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion. When the onion begins to soften, add the diced pumpkin and stir for 5 minutes. Add the water, salt, red and black pepper. Put the lid on the pot and cook until the pumpkin is tender, about 15 minutes. When the pumpkin is done, mash it with a wooden spoon. Serve warm.

Posted in Soups | 6 Comments
  1. Hello!
    I will definitely try this recipe next time when I cut pumpkin for pilaf. Is this a Turkmen dish?
    Your blog is so neat and photos beautiful. I’m so glad I found your blog. It helps a lot for me to learn the language, too. Hope you continue 🙂

    • One Turkmen Kitchen

      Thanks Kumiko! Yes, this pumpkin soup is an ancient Turkmen dish. I’ve never tried pilaf with pumpkin but seeing the photos on your blog makes me want to try 🙂 I’m impressed that you’re learning Turkmen!

  2. Made this last fall and loved it, and now i want to make it again with some pumpkin puree I’ve had in the freezer. How much would I use of the puree to get the right amount for this recipe, skipping the mashing step?

    • One Turkmen Kitchen

      Glad you like it! Sorry for replying so late but I tried this yesterday with a can of pumpkin puree (15 oz/425 g) and it worked well with the recipe.

  3. Also, definitely looking to trying more of these recipes.

  4. Leyli

    Thank you for your Website and great recipes!

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