Thai Pumpkin Soup

Thai Pumpkin Soup

This Thai pumpkin soup is perfect for winter! Made with pumpkins, coconut cream, and a touch of Thai spices and herbs, it is comforting, healthy and delicious. A staple in Mana kitchen and one of guests’ favourites!


Serves 6
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • 1 medium pumpkin
  • 4 stalks of lemon grass
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves 
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 500ml coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt & pepper
  • stock
  • tamari


  • Peel the pumpkin and cut it into chunks
  • Make a lemon grass tea with lemon grass and 2 litres of water
  • Chop up onions and garlic
  • Grate ginger
  • Sauté onions, garlic and ginger with coconut oil
  • Add pumpkin chunks and cover with lemon grass tea
  • Add Kaffir leaves
  • Boil for 30 minutes
  • Remove kaffir leaves and blend the soup
  • Add coconut cream
  • Season with salt & pepper, stock and tamari
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves before serving (optional)
*Roasting the pumpkin beforehand will add more depth to the flavour.

Recipe by Maria Drum (Mana Cook).

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