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Narangi Shorba | Orange flavoured Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin is a common vegetable in our home as we love making simple upkari (stir fry konkani style) with it to go with our matta rice congee (gruel) for dinner. It’s a simple soul food that we enjoy during week days. Kids too love pumpkin very much.

Along with upkari, I also make this soup regularly specially as evening snack for kids. It is filling, tasty and very healthy. Also since pumpkin is thick in texture, there is no need to add any thickening agent like corn flour or cream to this soup.

It not only turns thick but also delicious to slurp on. Orange juice gives it the tangy flavour and also the gorgeous colour. Hope you all try it too. Happy and healthy cooking!



2 Cups peeled and chopped Pumpkin

1/2 Cup peeled and chopped Carrot

1/2 Cup chopped Onion

1/4 Cup freshly squeezed Orange juice

3 Green chillies

1 Tbsp Butter

1/2 tsp Pepper powder

Salt to taste

Step by step recipe:

1. Add the pumpkin pieces, carrots, onions and green chillies with little water in a pot and cook till the veggies turn soft and water almost evaporates.

2. Grind to a fine paste adding water only if needed.

3. Pour into the pot and add water to bring it to pouring consistency (use water to clean the mixer). Add butter, salt and pepper powder.

4. Mix well and add orange juice. Bring to a boil.

5. Remove and serve hot.


* Skip orange juice if you don’t have and add lemon juice instead after removing from flame to get the tangy flavour.

* You can garnish with cream too if needed but we prefer it plain.

* Enjoy with bread croutons or crisps.

Mango Tangy

We don’t buy carbonated drinks since many years now. During summer months, we prefer our age old drink Paanak or Jaggery Lemonade and other fruit juices. My husband loves mix matching fruits while making juices and I love his combinations.

This juice and the name too is my husband’s idea. Instead of making mango milkshake always, he suggested I add orange juice to mangoes. I was like what are you thinking?? He then compelled me to try it once and hence Mango Tangy was invented.

The citrusy flavour of oranges takes the sweetness of mangoes to another level altogether. I love how this juice needs no refined sugar at all.

Hope you all love it too. Happy and healthy cooking!



1 Cup Mango pieces

1/2 Cup freshly squeezed Orange juice

Step by step recipe:

1. Take Mango pieces in a jar or blender.

2. Add orange juice in the jar or blender.

3. Blend till smooth without adding water. I used my hand blender. You can use the regular mixer or juicer.

4. Chill and drink or drink as it is. We enjoy it freshly blended.


* The ratio of mango to orange is as per taste. I usually do it 1 : 0.5 cups of mango : orange. It tastes delicious with the tangy flavours of Orange enhancing the sweetness of mango.

* This recipe is specially useful when the mango is not as sweet as you would like it and the easiest way to use it up would be to make this juice.

* I don’t add water at all while making this juice. Orange juice thins it down very well.

* I don’t add sugar too. Since the orange juice enhances the sweetness of mango, the juice is sweet enough for us.