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Pumpkin Curry Soup

For me, ending the day slurping on a big bowl of this thick and creamy vegan pumpkin curry soup is simply bliss-hoping you will feel the same after you give this recipe a try.

Two bowls of Thick creamy healthy pumpkin curry soup with all the toppings

This velvety smooth, luxuriously creamy, Pumpkin Curry Soup is a comforting treat at the end of a long day.

And, like most of the other soups on this little blog of mine, it is a recipe that is:
✔️ Quick,
✔️ Easy,
✔️ Dairy free, and
✔️ Healthy!

What are the ingredients to make this Pumpkin Curry Soup?

You only need 8 ingredients to make this pumpkin curry soup (not counting in salt and pepper) and, they are:

  1. Shallots
  2. Garlic,
  3. Pumpkin,
  4. Coconut milk,
  5. Water,
  6. Coriander,
  7. Smoked paprika, and
  8. Turmeric.
Mixing the ingredients together for pumpkin curry soup

This soup gets its thick and creamy consistency from blending together sautéed shallots and garlic with pumpkin purée, coconut milk, and some of my favorite spices.

Speaking of spices, there are a few I always have on hand. These spices feature in most of my recipes that I share on the blog as well as off of it.

Spices such as:
• Coriander
• Smoked paprika 
• Turmeric
• Cumin
• Chili powder 
are my pantry staple spices. 

thick creamy pumpkin curry soup

I vary the amount of each spice I use depending on what I am cooking (or rather, I should say according to the smell of what I’m cooking). To me, there really aren’t any hard and fast rules as to what spice to use and how much of it should be used.

Sometimes I have noticed that too much turmeric can make a dish taste a bit metallic – especially if it’s part of of a tomato based sauce. But other than that, all these five spices pair beautiful with everything from lentils to pork.

dairy free pumpkin curry soup

Sometimes I dry roast a bunch of spices first to further enhance their aroma and flavor.

This dry roasting can result in a dish that tastes completely different to one with the same type and quantity of spices that have not been dry roasted! I guess that’s the beauty of flavoring your favorite dishes with spices – little changes and techniques can result in a totally different tasting dish!

Getting back to this pumpkin curry soup, I noticed that sauteing the ingredients together before blending them adds so much more flavor to this easy soup – much like it did to this spinach curry sauce.

This recipe is made without any cream or butter. It is a plant based recipe that is gentle on your gut as well.

Indulgent yet healthy pumpkin soup

Serving suggestions for this soup:

My daughter and I enjoyed steaming bowls of this soup when I first made it, along with some coconut roti. However, the next day, my daughter used this thick pumpkin curry soup as a dip for her pita chips and air fried chicken tenders. Then she tossed it with some gluten free pasta and said it was better than using tomato sauce. I am thinking at this rate, she might add maple syrup to it next and call it her dessert! Yikes!

enjoying a bowl of healthy pumpkin curry soup

In all seriousness, this pumpkin curry soup is delicious served up in big bowls with your favorite toppings & big hunks of crusty bread. 

But, that’s not all. You can toss your favorite pasta into it as well for a spin on the traditional plate of tomato sauce and pasta.

Do check out the easy recipe below and please let me know your thoughts, in the comments. 

Or, tag me at @savoryspin on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest to have your version of this recipe featured.

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enjoying a bowl of healthy pumpkin curry soup

Pumpkin Curry Soup

5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Shashi
For me, ending the day slurping on a big bowl of this thick and creamy vegan pumpkin curry soup is simply bliss-hoping you will feel the same after you give this recipe a try.


  • 2 tbsp oil I used olive oil
  • 2 shallots
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2/3 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree not pie filling
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk I used full fat chaokoh coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish / toppings: green onions parsley, chili flakes


  • Peel and dice shallots and garlic cloves.
  • Then, place the oil in a large pan and add in the garlic and shallots and saute them for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add in the pumpkin puree, water, coconut milk, water, coriander, smoked paprika, and turmeric and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Turn the stove off, season and while warm add to a blender or use an immersion blender to blend the ingredients to a creamy consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with your favorite toppings.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 118mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g
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vegan healthy pumpkin curry soup
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  1. angiesrecipes says:

    Thick, creamy and yummy…and I love all the warm spices and coconut cream in this soup.

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    Maple Pumpkin Curry? I think Lil S might be onto something here! But first I need to enjoy this one in the traditional way. We’re definitely hitting soup season, and this one sounds amazing! The spice mixture + the creaminess is definitely my kinda combination.

  3. Michelle says:

    This is such a lovely warming soup. We loved all the spices in it. I think I’ll be making this a lot of over the next few months!

  4. Jessica says:

    I love a good savory pumpkin dish! This soup looks incredible and I can’t wait to try it!

  5. Danielle says:

    I just loved the flavors in this soup! It came out so great!

  6. Jacqueline Meldrum says:

    The perfect soup for this time of year. It was only 2 degrees here in Scotland last night. I feels more like winter. I’ll be bookmarking this one.

  7. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says:

    This sounds like perfect warming comfort food, exactly what you need at the end of a long day! It looks and sounds utterly delicious.