Lauki (bottle gourd) soup

Lauki soup is a comforting bowl of healthy, nutritious and delicious soup; which is full of goodness; whenever you need light very light meal or when you are on dieting it is the right food to have.

It is easy to prepare; just takes 15 minutes; serve with readymade toast or toasted bread slices.

Ingredients:

  • Lauki (bottle gourd): 350-400 gm.
  • Onion: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Tomato: 2-3 no. (Medium size)
  • Ginger: 2” piece
  • Water: 5 cup
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • White rock salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black rock salt (Kala namak): 2 pinch
  • Black pepper powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Ajawine (carom seed): ¼ teaspoon

Seasoning:

  1. Butter: 1 tablespoon (as per taste)
  2. Cumin: ¼ teaspoon
  3. Lauki (bottle gourd): 50 gm.

Preparation:

  1. Peel and roughly chop ¾ parts of lauki, onion and tomato. Keep aside.
  2. Chop ¼ of lauki into small pieces. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Put roughly chopped lauki, tomatoes, ginger, onion, white rock salt, salt in pressure cooker; place cooker on maximum heat, bring it to full cooking pressure, reduce to lower flame and cook for 2-3 minutes. Allow cooker to cool.
  2. After cooling roughly grind it in mixer grinder for few seconds, pass this through soup sieve. Discard the residue.
  3. Reheat soup; add some water if required to get the desire consistency of the soup.

Seasoning:

  1. Take a small fry pan; put butter and cumin, sputter for few seconds, add small chopped pieces of lauki, stir fry on medium flame till it is done; add kala namak and fresh ground black pepper.
  2. Spread this fried lauki over prepared soup. ‘Lauki (bottle gourd) soup’ is ready to serve. Serve hot.
Lauki (bottle gourd) soup

Lauki (bottle gourd) soup

Ingredients

Ingredients

chopped vegetables

chopped vegetables

place cooker on maximum heat

place cooker on maximum heat

Allow cooker to cool

Allow cooker to cool

pass this through soup sieve

pass this through soup sieve

Seasoning

Seasoning

stir fry on medium flame

stir fry on medium flame

stir fry on medium flame till it is done

stir fry on medium flame till it is done

add kala namak

add kala namak

soup and fried lauki

soup and fried lauki

Spread this fried lauki

Spread this fried lauki

‘Lauki (bottle gourd) soup’

‘Lauki (bottle gourd) soup’

‘Lauki (bottle gourd) soup’

‘Lauki (bottle gourd) soup’

Lauki (bottle gourd) soup

Lauki (bottle gourd) soup

Lauki (bottle gourd) soup

Lauki (bottle gourd) soup

Lauki (bottle gourd) soup

Lauki (bottle gourd) soup

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