1 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon allspice pinch cayenne pepper 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin puree 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt (optional) 1 lime, cut into four wedges
In a small bowl, mix cumin seed, black pepper, nutmeg, allspice, and cayenne. In a medium saucepan, warm oil over high heat. Add spices and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds to release flavors.
Immediately pour in 1 3/4 cups water, then add onion, garlic, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer five minutes. Whisk in pumpkin, bring to a simmer, cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes to blend flavors.
Remove from heat and stir in honey and lime juice. Serve hot topped with a dollop of yogurt (if using) and with a lime wedge for squeezing.