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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut squash, it's for more than just a Thanksgiving Day feast. The Natural Princess shows you how to make a batch of butternut squash soup that's perfect for a chilly evening any day of the week.
Ingredients
  Butternut squash 1 Medium, peeled, seeded and diced
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (For sauteing the onions)
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium, diced
  Curry powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Chicken broth/Vegetable broth 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
For the garnish
  Sour cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (as required) (Optional)
  Herbs 1 Tablespoon, dried (as required) (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Trim the ends of the butternut squash and peel it. Cut it lengthwise into 2 halves and remove the strings and the seeds from the inside and then dice it.

MAKING
2. In a pan heated over a medium heat saute the diced onions in a little bit of olive oil.
3. Once the onions are soft add the curry powder and the cayenne pepper. Saute till the flavors are released. Add a pinch of salt.
4. Toss in the diced butternut squash, stir well, cover and let it cook for about 20 minutes until the butternut squash pieces are fork tender. Once done, turn off the heat.
5. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, blend the prepared butternut squash mixture into a smooth and creamy consistency.

SERVING
6. Serve the prepared soup into a serving bowl garnished with a dollop of sour cream in the center or sprinkled with dried herbs such as thyme or any herb of your choice.

NOTE
The chicken broth used can be substituted with vegetable broth to make the recipe 100% vegetarian.

Things You Will Need
1. Immersion blender or a regular blender

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Butternut Squash
Interest: 
Easy
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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