Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Spaghetti Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Fennel Seeds


Spaghetti Squash - 1 cup (cooked)
Red Bell Pepper - 2
Tomato - 1 big (chopped)
Onion - 1 small (diced)
Garlic - 1 clove (optional)
Green Chillies - 2 or to taste
Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 TBSP
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Splash of heavy cream (optional)


How to cook Spaghetti Squash?

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Slice the Spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds.

Place the squash on the baking tray, cut sides up and bake it for an hour or until tender.

Baked Squash

Scrape the inside with a fork 

Preparing the soup:
  1. Roast the red bell pepper in the oven or directly on the stove top until it turns black in color.
  2. Let it cool completely and scrap the skin off.  Chop and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onion, garlic, cumin seeds, black pepper, ginger and fennel seeds until the onion is soft.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until soft.  Let it cool.
  5. In a blender, grind the onion, tomato mixture along with roasted red bell pepper and the spaghetti squash with enough water to a smooth consistency.  
  6. Transfer it to a large pot.  If needed, add more water.  Add salt and heavy cream.  Bring to a boil. 
  7. Serve hot.

Add cooked squash in to your soup for a noodle soup.

Sending this to Priya's CWS event.


  1. Wow!! lovely comforting soup..like the combo of ingredients you used..yum

  2. So comforting and colorful !!Nice clicks

  3. very innovating soup... luks deelicious, creamy and beautifully clicked.. lovbed th way u explained.. bookmarked... very interesting

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  4. Comforting soup , must be delicious. Love it.

  5. Love the color..interesting soup

  6. hey..thanks for stopping by, so how have you been?
    ..the bowl of soup looks so yummy...

  7. very unique soup for me ...never tried spaghetti squash ...soup looks awesome n thanks for the tips to handling this squash ...i will surelt try it


  8. Love the step by step pics and beautifully presented soup :)

  9. First time here .. this recipe looks awesome:)

  10. Hi...lovely color, looks healthy and yummy dear..

  11. I had it for lunch ,very filling , right consistency and the bites of cooked squash texture , I loved it Latha.
    Much better than the soups I buy at my work.
    Am gonna try it for sure this weekend.

  12. Wowwwwww.. looks amazing and delicious.. beautiful clicks.. thanks for sharing !!

  13. you know we have a perfect weather at the moment to have this colourful and heary soup...:) looks yummy !

  14. Sounds very nice and unique,nice recipe!

  15. I love roasted vegetables and when it is flavored with fennel it will be on top of my list. Looks comforting Latha. I have been wanting to call you but some how I am out of my mind during weekends.. talk to you soon

  16. Thankyou Latha!! Happy Gokulashtami to you too :)


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