Butternut Squash Soup with Garam Masala, Yogurt, and Lime | Dorothy Lane Market

Butternut Squash Soup with Garam Masala, Yogurt, and Lime

PREP TIME 10 mins
COOK TIME 45 mins
Chef Carrie Walters
  • POSTED Sep 7th, 2021
  • BY Chef Carrie Walters

A warm and filling vegetarian soup. 


  • 2 Tbsp Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup leeks, thinly sliced and washed
  • ¼ cup shallots, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup celery, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch + 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala (or more to taste)
  • lbs butternut squash, peeled and medium diced
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice (or more to taste)


In a 4- to 5-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. When hot, add the leeks, shallots, celery, garlic, and a pinch of Kosher salt. Stir well, cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the aromatics are softened (about 8 to 10 minutes).
Stir in 1 tsp kosher salt and Garam masala.
Add in the diced butternut squash, vegetable broth, and apple cider. Stir well and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally until the squash is very tender and the soup is full-flavored (about 15 to 20 minutes).
Take the pan off the heat and let the soup cool for 5 minutes. Working in batches, purée the soup in a blender. Wipe the pan clean and put the soup back in the pan.
Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper. Add the yogurt and 1 to 1.5 tsp of lime juice. Ladle into 8 soup bowls and sprinkle cilantro over each serving.


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Jan 16th

Absolutely delightful recipe! I had a butternut squash sitting on my counter and I thought garam marsala would pair nicely with it. I Googled the two ingredients looking for a recipe and your recipe popped up and so happy it did! :) It was so scrumptious I went back for another bowl. :) Perfect for the rainy weather we are having today.

- Kayla Witham

Dorothy Lane Market says:

We are so glad to hear this, Kayla! Thank you so much trying out this recipe and sharing your experience.

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