Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup

4.38 from 8 votes

Make this velvety Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup in under 20 minutes using simple ingredients. It is loaded with warm, cozy fall flavors and easy to make. This soup is naturally gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free, and the recipe is customizable.

Thai Pumpkin curry soup served in a bowl.
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About Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup

Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup is a delicious Thai-style soup loaded with fall and winter flavors. This one-pot soup is easy to make and comes together in under 20 minutes.

It is healthy, vegan, naturally gluten-free, and dairy-free, and the recipe is customizable, which means you can adjust it according to your taste palate.

Spicy, sour, and lightly sweet, this Thai pumpkin soup is comfort in a bowl. Make it this fall for a comforting weeknight meal.

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Ingredients

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Pumpkin Puree – Use my homemade Pumpkin Puree or buy canned pumpkin; both work fine. You can replace pumpkin puree with butternut squash puree, sweet potato puree, or kabocha squash puree.

Coconut Milk – Full-fat coconut milk gives a nutty flavor to the soup and makes it creamy. 

You can also use plain yogurt instead of creamy coconut milk.

Oil – I have used light olive oil to make the soup but you can opt for any cooking oil or butter.

Thai Red Curry Paste – Spicy red Thai curry paste is the star ingredient of this pumpkin soup recipe. It gives it a very typical Asian flavor and immediately uplifts the taste.

You will get it in the Asian aisle of any supermarket or online.

Replace red curry paste with Green Curry Paste for a taste change.

Broth – Use vegetable broth to make the base of this soup, along with pumpkin puree.

Others – You will also need garlic, red onions, fresh ginger, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper powder.

You can add some fish sauce (not vegan) and fresh lemongrass to the soup for added flavor.

Drizzle a little lime juice for a tangy taste.

How To Make Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup

Heat 1 tablespoon light olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Once the oil is hot, add ½ cup chopped red onions and 1 teaspoon minced garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Onions and garlic added to hot oil in a pan.

Add 2 tablespoon Thai red curry paste and cook for a minute, stirring continuously.

Thai red curry paste added to the pan.

Stir in

  • 1 and ½ cups of pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup of vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder

and cook the soup for 4-5 minutes.

Note – Vegetable broth also has a lot of salt, so be careful with the additional salt.

Pumpkin puree, some vegetable broth, ginger, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper added to the pan.
Cooked ingredients.

Stir in the remaining broth and 2 cups of full-fat coconut milk.

Check for salt and pepper and add more if required.

Remaining broth and coconut milk added to the pot.

Bring the soup to a gentle boil and switch off the heat immediately once it comes to a boil.

Garnish with fresh coriander and lime wedge, and serve hot.

Ready Thai pumpkin curry soup.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make Thai pumpkin curry soup in a slow cooker?

To make this soup in a slow cooker, combine all the ingredients in the cooker’s pot. Cover it and let it cook for 6 hours on low. Garnish with coconut cream, roasted peanuts or toasted pumpkin seeds, sliced red chili, and cilantro, and savor warm. 

Can I add some protein to this pumpkin curry soup?

Yes, definitely! Add chicken, shrimp, beef, or tofu, whichever suits your taste. You must cook the protein and then add it to the soup at the end of cooking.

Pro Tips By Neha

Use green curry paste or yellow curry paste in place of red curry paste for a taste change.

You can use chicken broth or beef bone broth instead of vegetable broth.

Add some peanut butter for a creamier texture.

Blend the soup in a regular blender or immersion blender and pass it through a mesh strainer if you like it very creamy.

Add more broth if the soup is too thick for your liking.

Top the soup with chopped fresh cilantro, red chili, lime wedges, pepitas, and green onions.

Serving Suggestions

Thai curry pumpkin soup tastes best when served hot. Top it with cilantro, sliced red chilies, and a drizzle of cream before serving. I also like to top it with some toasted pepitas for a nice texture and color.

Serve it for dinner with some crusty bread on the side.

Add some cooked noodles to the soup to make it filling.

Roasted veggies also go great along with it. Try my Roasted Zucchini.

Serve it with a salad for a healthy and light meal.

Storage Suggestions

This spicy pumpkin soup can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.

Reheat it in a pan or microwave before serving. Add some more broth if the soup has thickened.

If you want to freeze the soup, skip adding the coconut milk. Cool the soup completely and transfer it to a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw the soup, add coconut milk, and heat it well. Serve!

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Make this velvety Thai pumpkin curry soup in under 20 minutes using simple ingredients. It is loaded with warm and cozy fall flavors and is super easy to make. This soup is naturally gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and the recipe is very customizable.
4.38 from 8 votes

Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup Recipe

Make this velvety Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup in under 20 minutes using simple ingredients. It is loaded with warm and cozy fall flavors and is super easy to make. This soup is naturally gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free and the recipe is very customizable.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped red onions
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 and ½ cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder (or to taste)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (divided)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
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Instructions 

  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add onions and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add red curry paste and cook for a minute, stirring continuously.
  • Stir in pumpkin puree, ½ cup of vegetable broth, ginger, brown sugar, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper powder, and cook the soup for 4-5 minutes.
  • Note – Vegetable broth also has a lot of salt in it, so be careful with the additional salt.
  • Stir in the remaining broth and coconut milk.
  • Check for salt and pepper and add more if required.
  • Bring the soup to a low boil and switch off the heat immediately once it comes to a boil. 
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and lime wedge and serve hot.

Notes

Use green curry paste or yellow curry paste in place of red curry paste for a taste change.
You can use chicken broth in place of vegetable broth.
Add some peanut butter for a creamier texture.
Blend the soup in a blender if you like it very creamy.
Add more broth if the soup is thick for your liking.
Top the soup with chopped cilantro, red chili, lime wedges, pepitas, and green onions before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 1063mg, Potassium: 38mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1830IU, Vitamin C: 2.3mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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