Creamy Bottle Gourd Soup

Creamy Bottle Gourd Soup is very simple and  easy healthy  stomach filling soup prepared with easily available ingredients in the house.  This Creamy Bottle Gourd soup is very good for the people on fasting as it is very nutritious  and gives instant energy. Bottle Gourd  is known as lauki  in hindi and sorekayee in kannada. This creamy Bottle Gourd Soup is an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamins. 

Bottle Gourd  is low in calories and fats but keep ones full  for longer time. Bottle Gourd  being  rich in water content , very effective in keeping your stomach cool  and reduce the excessive body fat. This Creamy  bottle gourd  soup  is very nutritious   as it is filled with vitamin rich peanuts and calcium and vitamin rich potato.

Try this healthy  and  nutritious this Creamy Bottle Gourd Soup  at home and reap  the health benefits  of Bottle Gourd .  Visit the food blog on every Saturdays  for new and healthy recipes.

Preparation time –  5 minutes

Cooking time  – 10 minutes

Total time  – 15  minutes

Serves  –  3 to 4 people

Ingredients :-

  • 250 gms  bottle gourd
  • 1 small potato
  • 1 green chilly slit
  • 1/2  tsp ginger  finely chopped
  • 2 1/2  tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 to 1/2  cup milk
  • 1 tbsp  cream  (opt )
  • 1/4  tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp finely  chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2  tsp  lemon juice
Creamy Bottle Gourd  Soup topped with  coriander leaves.
Creamy Bottle Gourd Soup

Method :-

Take  out the peel of the bottle gourd  and chop  into fine pieces.

Take out the peel of the potato and chop into fine pieces.

Put bottle gourd , potato, roasted peanuts , green chilly , ginger ,salt and water to the cooker and cook till 3 whistles.

Allow the  cooker to cool down completely and then crush to fine paste and strain through a strainer and heat the soup again.

When the soup starts to boil add in salt and  pepper powder as per your taste and heat till two boils.

Add in milk to the soup and give a nice stir,  lastly add the cream and boil once and switch off the stove .

Put in lemon juice and mix nicely  adding coriander leaves fine chopped.

Serve piping hot Creamy Bottle gourd Soup topped with coriander leaves.

Tips :-

  • You may replace potato with one tsp of corn flour.
  • You may use  whey in this soup and reduce the quantity of water to make more healthier  version.
  • Soak the chopped bottle gourd always in water to avoid the change in the colour of bottle gourd.

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