Pumpkin and Black-Eyed Peas Soup – No Oil Recipe

Pumpkin and Black Eyed Peas Soup
Pumpkin and Black Eyed Peas Soup

This Pumpkin and Black-Eyed Peas Soup has been a staple in my home for as long as I remember. I make it often for lunch as it is very filling and healthy to boot as it does not use any oil. Another great thing about this soup is that it hardly needs any seasoning beyond some salt and pepper.

This past month has been filled with days of good food because of Vinayaka Chaviti and extended celebrations for my father’s 80th birthday. I am trying to show some restraint and get back to healthy eating, and so made this soup a couple of days ago to supplement my other go-to diet dishes including Koshambir, Khamang Kakdi, Thotakura Vepudu, Chickpea Salad and Lablabi.

Serves: 4

Soaking Time: 8 to 10 Hours

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes


  1. Black-eyed Peas – 1/3 Cup
  2. Red Pumpkin – 400 gms
  3. Salt to Taste
  4. Black Pepper Powder to Taste

Method to Make the Pumpkin and Black-Eyed Peas Soup

  1. Soak the black-eyed peas in 1 cup water for at least 8 to 10 hours.
  2. After the black-eyed peas are soaked, drain the water.
  3. Pressure cook the black-eyed peas till they are soft.
  4. Peel and deseed the pumpkin.
  5. Cut the pumpkin into chunks.
  6. Steam or boil the pumpkin till it is just soft.
  7. Blend the pumpkin and cooked black-eyed peas together into a smooth puree.
  8. Add enough water to make a thick soup.
  9. Bring the soup to a boil.
  10. Turn off the heat.
  11. Add salt and pepper.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Serve hot!
Black Eyed Peas and Pumpkin Soup, No Oil, Diet Healthy Recipe
Black Eyed Peas and Pumpkin Soup


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  2. Aruna,
    I love the taste of black eyed peas but have never had them with pumpkin. What a great combination of flavors. I am glad I have this recipe!
    Congratulations on getting your own domain. Your site looks very pretty and user friendly.

  3. Loved this soup and love the look of your new website Aruna. So clean and user friendly. Loved the Facebook toggle towards the side too :).

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