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Healthy Butternut Squash Soup
1 medium sized butternut squash – washed, cut on the ends and horizontally in the middle
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 teaspoons of black pepper powder
Himalayan pink salt
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
1 tablespoon of cultured ghee
1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger root
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
Preheat the oven for 420 degree F
Spread the Olive oil, salt and pepper over the Squash evenly
With the cover side up, place the Squash in a baking pan
Roast the squash for 60 mins
After baking scrape the caramelized pulp of the squash, ginger root in a blender and add the vegetable stock according to the preferred consistency. Blend the mixture smooth
In a small pan, warm the ghee and sizzle the cumin seeds then add the blended soup into it. Stir well.
Garnish the soup with chopped coriander leaves and enjoy it warm
Ayurveda perspective for Butternut squash
- It is primarily sweet in taste
- It is nourishing in quality and easier on digestion if cooked well with appropriate spices
- It can pacify Vata dosha and can increase Kapha dosha
- Unripe consumption of Squashes should be avoided as they can aggravate all three doshas and are hard to digest.
- They are a good source of Vitamin A
- They prove to be a rich source of fiber
- The nutritional content of squash makes it beneficial for digestion, maintaining blood pressure
- They are good for hair and skin health overall