Nigella’s Pumpkin and Kumara Soup a la Thermie

Thermomix Pumpkin and Kumara Soup a la Thermie

Serves 2 very generously

This is the ultimate comfort food. Lightly spicy and with a rich, creamy texture – yet,  it’s dairy free! A low GI, hi-fibre soup-er-bowl! If you don’t have a Thermomix, click here  for Soup Express in a pan!


1 onion, quartered

20g olive oil

250g  butternut pumpkin, peeled and roughly cubed

250g sweet potato, peeled and roughly cubed

550 – 600g chicken stock (or water with 1 1/2 tablespoons Thermomix Vegetable Stock Concentrate)

½  teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon mace or nutmeg

Freshly ground pepper

4 teaspoons buttermilk or a dollop of sour cream, optional

How to

  1. Place onion into TM bowl and chop for 3 seconds on speed 5.
  2. Add oil and sauté for 2 minutes  at 100C on speed 1.
  3. Add spices to bowl and cook for 1 minute at 100C on speed 1 to release the flavours.
  4. Add pumpkin and sweet potato. Chop for 15 seconds  on speed 7.
  5. Add stock and cook for 20 minutes at 100C on speed 1.
  6. Blend for 15-20 seconds by slowly going from speed 1 to speed 9.
  7. Pour the blended soup into bowls. Garnish with some swirls of buttermilk or a dollop of sour cream if you like.

Other info

Prep time: 5 minutes   Cooking time: 24 minutes

TIP! Adjust the amount of water to acquire your preferred consistency.