Lauki (bottle gourd) mung dal (split green gram) soup

The recent uproar that adds the soup in your diet is good and has numerous health benefits especially for weight loss. It is making headlines in India.

According to Ayurveda, lauki (bottle gourd) have numerous beneficial properties for good health, it is good for liver too.

I have selected the bottle gourd soup, one of the healthiest dishes.

To prepare this recipe is very simple, quick, delicious and healthy. Soup normalizes the acidity of the stomach. Soup is an effective remedy for common cold, as it contains soothing and anti inflammatory agent. Tomatoes are packed with arytenoids and lycopene which brighten the skin. It is low calorie and rich fiber food.

It is light on the stomach and rich in protein & vitamins, the soup is to be served with masala papad, this is very nice combination.

Ingredients:

  • Bottle gourd: 250 gm
  • Mung dal (split green gram): 2 tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Tomato: 2no. (Medium size)
  • Ginger: 2” piece
  • Water: 5 cup
  • Ghee (Clarified butter): 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin: ½ teaspoon
  • Asafoetida: 1 pinch
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • White rock salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black rock salt (Kala namak): 2 pinch
  • Ajwain (carom seed): 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: ½ teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Clean and chop bottle gourd, onion, tomatoes and ginger into small pieces.
  2. Clean and wash mung dal, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Put all ingredients, except butter and kala namak in pressure cooker.
  2. Place cooker on maximum heat, bring it to full cooking pressure.
  3. Reduce to lower heat and cook for 2-3 minutes. Allow cooker to cool.
  4. After cooling roughly grind it in mixer grinder for few seconds.
  5. Pass this through soup sieve. Discard the residue.
  6. Reheat soup; add kala namak and fresh ground black pepper.

Seasoning:

  1. Take a small fry pan.
  2. Put ghee in it; add cumin seeds. Let it sputter for few seconds, put off the flame.
  3. Add asafoetida and spread over prepared soup.
  4. Lauki (bottle gourd) mung dal (split green gram) soup is ready to serve. Serve hot with masala papad.
    Lauki (bottle gourd) mung dal (split green gram) soup

    Lauki (bottle gourd) mung dal (split green gram) soup

     

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Put all ingredients, except butter

    Put all ingredients, except butter

    Put all ingredients, except butter

    Put all ingredients, except butter

    cooked ingredients

    cooked ingredients

    roughly grind

    roughly grind

    roughly grind

    roughly grind

    Pass this through soup sieve

    Pass this through soup sieve

    Reheat soup

    Reheat soup

    add kala namak and fresh ground black pepper

    add kala namak and fresh ground black pepper

    Seasoning

    Seasoning

    spread over prepared soup

    spread over prepared soup

    Lauki (bottle gourd) mung dal (split green gram) soup

    Lauki (bottle gourd) mung dal (split green gram) soup

    Lauki (bottle gourd) mung dal (split green gram) soup

    Lauki (bottle gourd) mung dal (split green gram) soup

    Lauki (bottle gourd) mung dal (split green gram) soup

    Lauki (bottle gourd) mung dal (split green gram) soup

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