Wednesday 15 February 2006

Pumpkins, Peanuts & Pork Ribs Soup

Got this recipe from one of the cooking forums and it a taste similar to red bean sweet soup because of the added kidney beans and pumpkin. Overall this soup is very nourishing and healthy and it is suitable for everyone in the family too.

300g Pork Ribs
150g Groundnuts
80g Red Kidney Beans
400g Pumpkins
4 Red Dates
1 Teaspoon Salt, optional

1. Blanched pork ribs in boiling water, rinse and set aside.
2. Soaked groundnuts and red kidney beans in boiling water for about 20minutes till slightly soften, rinse and set aside.
3. Peel pumpkin and cut into big chunk.
4. In a soup pot bring 1.5 litres of water to boil, add in all ingredients (except pumpkin) and bring it to boil.
5. Next transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on AUTO heat for about 2 hr then add in pumpkin after the first hour.
6. Alternative you can simmer the soup on stove for 30 minutes before adding in pumpkin and continue to cook for another 20 - 30 minutes till pumpkin soften and soup become flavoursome.


  1. I came across your blog following a link from another food blog. I'm really glad to have found your blog and I think you're a great cook. I'll definitely try out some of those soups that I've just read up on. Thanks for being my inspiration :-) I am a SAHM with 3 kids, staying in Singapore.

  2. Thanks for your comments.... i am no great cook la.. just like to follow recipe and create some interesting dish....will try to update so new soup recipe soon... hope to see u around...

  3. hi again, I want to try your soup with loofah. Pardon my ignorance. I am from Malaysia and don't know Chinese. What is a loofah? Is the skin smooth or with ridges (angles)?

  4. Loofah is sort of like cucumber but it is longer and have rough skin. Perhaps do you have an email, i can see whether can email u a picture of it....

  5. Hi there, i already added a picture of the Loofah under then detoxifies soup link. Please click and check it out...Hope that help... :)

  6. Hi,
    Enjoyed your recipes. I wanted to try this recipe but found out that kidney beans (and other beans) have to be prepared properly to avoid food poisoning. Are you aware? Thought I could share this link,

  7. Hi, enjoyed your blog and recipes. Wanted to try this recipe but realised that kidney beans (and beans in general) have to be prepared properly to avoid food poisoning. Thought I could share this link,


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