Peel and slice pumpkin after washing it. Remove seeds. Cut into cubes of even sizes. Mix oil and garlic. Toss pumpkin pieces into oil and garlic mix.
In an oven tray arrange pumpkin pieces. Sprinkle sugar and little salt on pumpkin.
Preheat oven and bake the pumpkin at 160 degree Celsius till it gets tender (depends on size of pumpkin ,normally this takes 10-15 minutes)
Remove tray from oven and cool the pumpkin.
To smoke the pumpkin ,arrange it in enclosable chamber (may be a vessel with loose fitting lid so that air can pass slightly)
In a small metal bowl or dish fire smoke chips and put in the vessel and cover it with lid. Leave it for 10 mins so that pumpkin can absorb the aroma.
Remove the pumpkin piece and puree it in a blender (add a bit of water if needed)
Pour the pureed pumpkin in a pan and heat it on medium flame. Add butter and pepper powder. Adjust seasoning if required.
Serve hot in individual soup bowl garnished with cress and pumpkin seeds.