Instant Pot Thai Pumpkin Soup

Simply delectable and filling Thai Pumpkin Soup with turmeric and coconut milk!Gluten free.

Instant Pot Thai Pumpkin Soup- with turmeric and coconut milk
Instant Pot Thai Pumpkin Soup- Dive right in!

Have you cooked a whole pumpkin in the Instant pot yet? That is an awe-inspiring experience in itself!

I had this pumpkin my son got from the farm. I love the flavor of pumpkin in a variety of dishes, both savory and sweet. But cutting the pumpkin is not easy for me. So, it was Instant Pot to the rescue! And what an amazing rescue it was!

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Coconut milk, pumpkin and Thai red curry paste is a favorite flavor combination of mine. I put the ingredients back in the instant pot and cooked for another 5 minutes so the flavors mingle.

And mingle they did! Do try this delectable, filling soup this holiday season! Check out this easy recipe-

Instant Pot Pumpkin Thai Soup

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 pumpkin about 2.75 pounds (1 ¼ kg)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced fine
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • ½ teaspoon dry ginger powder
  • ½ cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 big lime
  • Topping- coconut milk, chili flakes, cilantro and toasted pumpkin seeds

To make the Instant Pot Pumpkin Thai Soup-

  1. In the Instant Pot insert, add 1 ½ cups of water and the steamer rack. Cut the pumpkin stem and put it on the steamer rack. Close the lid and set the pressure valve to on. Set the Instant Pot to Manual mode for 13 minutes. After natural pressure release, open the Instant Pot. Let the pumpkin cool until it is cool enough to touch.
  2. Remove pumpkin from Instant Pot onto a platter or big bowl. Peel the pumpkin, cut in half and scoop out the seeds. Mash the pumpkin lightly.
  3. Remove the steamer rack and drain the water from the Instant Pot. Heat it on Saute mode.
  4. Add the coconut oil and the finely diced onion and sauté for about a minute. Add the turmeric powder, red Thai curry paste and the dry ginger powder. Stir and add the mashed pumpkin, the stock, salt, fish sauce and brown sugar. Let it come to a simmer.
  5. Simmer the soup for 5 minutes to blend the flavors. Shut off the Instant Pot.
  6. Carefully blend the soup with an immersion blender, add the coconut milk and the lime juice.
  7. Top with some coconut milk, cilantro, red chili flakes and toasted pumpkin seeds. Serve.

Instant Pot Thai Pumpkin Soup- with turmeric, ginger and coconut milk is delectable and filling. Serves 8.
Instant Pot Thai Pumpkin Soup- with turmeric, ginger and coconut milk is delectable and filling. Serves 8.

Hope you enjoy this easy recipe for delicious pumpkin soup !




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    1. Ha ha Yes you should 🙂
      I had a question to ask- I was looking for a small carved coral Ganesha for a pendant and see on amazon that most of them come from Jaipur. Do you know any reliable store selling them online? Thanks in advance!


      1. Sandhya, Jaipur is a big hub for semi precious stones. I don’t know any online store but I can check if there is a reliable person who can make it available in US. The prices vary quite a bit. let me check and revert in a day.

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  1. I have never used Thai red curry paste in a soup before. I always have a batch of homemade red curry paste in the freezer and this will be a great recipe to use it. I am a big fan of coconut milk and red curry paste as well. I need to try to cook the pumpkin in the IP soon.

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    1. Do let me know when you cook the whole pumpkin in the IP. It is such a fun experience! I am crazy about coconut milk and red curry paste too. Thanks Sandhya! Happy New Year to you!


  2. Pumpkin soup looks so luscious and creamy!! Cooking whole pumpkin in IP is such a clever idea, with those thai flavours the soup must be so delicious.

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  3. Pumpkin soup has always been my favorite but never tried Thai version of the same; I am sure it must have turned out great with all the sweetness of coconut milk and spiciness of the Thai red curry paste…

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  4. oh my god, that soup looks so gorgeous, i want to pick it up straight from the picture!!!! i love soups and also pumpkin, though i dont have an IP, i would love to try this soup. Warm and cozy for the climate

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  5. This soup looks so gorgeous & creamy. I love pumpkin but never tried in soup, I think I have to try this beautiful golden soup. Delicious share. Thanks Sandhya!

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