11 October 2010

Recipes from Southern Africa: Butternut soup

  • 1 butternut, peeled, seeded & cubed
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
  • ca. 1 litres of vegetable (chicken) stock
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ca. 200ml orange juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  • (cream or yoghurt)

  1. heat the oil in a large pot
  2. add the onions (add the garlic and ginger a little later), fry untill soft
  3. add the curry
  4. add the butternut
  5. after some minutes add the orange juice, stock
  6. bring to the boil, turn down the heat and let it simmer untill the butternut is soft
  7. Puree or mash untill smooth
  8. serve with a swirl of cream or yoghurt on top

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