Saute the vegetable oil and chopped onion on medium high until the onions are soft and translucent.
Add 2 cups water and vegetable bullion (or 2 cups vegetable broth).
Add the pumpkin puree and coconut milk, nutmeg and sugar, stir to combine. (I used a food processor to puree the pumpkin, but you could use canned if you wanted). Heat this mixture to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
We enjoyed this soup with a garnish of coconut milk, fresh cilantro, and sweet toasted pumpkin seeds. To make swirls use a spoon to drizzle coconut milk and then use a knife to connect the dots to form lines.