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Lauki or Bottle Gourd Soup

Vanitha Bhat
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 People
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ABOUT Lauki or Bottle Gourd Soup RECIPE

Light and healthy lauki or bottle gourd soup with minimal spices, perfect to enjoy during winters, as a side dish and absolutely perfect to add to elderly people's diet!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Indian
  • Simmering
  • Soups
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 20

  1. 2 cups peeled and chopped lauki/bottlegourd
  2. ¼ cup chopped red onions
  3. 1-inch piece ginger cut into 2 to 3 pieces
  4. 2 green chillies/jalapenos
  5. 3 cloves
  6. 2 tbsp butter/oil
  7. 1 vegetable seasoning cube (I have used Maggi brand); optional
  8. salt to taste
  9. 1 tbsp ghee or butter for seasoning
  10. Black pepper powder


  1. In a pressure pot, heat butter or oil and once hot, add onions, ginger, cloves, green chilies and chopped bottle gourd and saute on medium high for 2 to 3 minutes. Add water to cover the vegetables and cook on high pressure for one whistle.
  2. Once the pressure has dropped, drain the cooked vegetables and remove the cloves, ginger pieces and green chilli pieces. Blend the drained vegetables to a fine paste and transfer to a saucepan along with the strained broth.
  3. Add salt to taste along with a single crushed cube of seasoning. Mix well, bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the seasoning. Heat ghee in a small saucepan and once melted, add pepper powder and fry for a few seconds. Tip this into the hot simmering soup and mix well.
  5. Serve hot, light and soothing lauki or bottle gourd soup with toasted bread on the side. Enjoy!!

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Sapna Jain
Sapna Jain   Jul-12-2018

Shikha Roy
Shikha Roy   Dec-15-2017

Nice presentation.

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