Ridge gourd Soup

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Protein, fiber-rich red lentils and hearty ridge gourd are transformed into a smooth fragrant soup; served with flatbread, it’s perfect as a simple main course

The ingredients are simple for this fuss free soup – ridge gourd, tomato, garlic, onion, and red lentils. Then you add green chillies for heat, if you like, and a little drizzle of , greek yogurt or coconutmilk for creaminess. Thats it!

You are more than welcome to leave this soup chunky and not blend it at all or blend part of it and leave a few chunks in there, but either way, this soup is pretty comforting and perfect for the cooler weather.


Yields-4-6 servings
Preparation time-20 minutes
Cooking time-20 minutes


  • Ridge gourd-2 cups (diced into chunks)
  • Red lentils/ Masoor dal-1cup (rinsed and washed thoroughly)
  • Diced onions-1 medium
  • Diced tomatoes-2 medium
  • Garlic cloves-3
  • Green chilies-3-4
  • Vegetable broth-3cups
  • Ground cumin-1tsp
  • Ground cinnamon-1/4tsp
  • Lemon juice-1tbsp
  • Salt- to taste

For serving:

Chopped Fresh parsley

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  • In a pressure cooker combine red lentils, ridge gourd, onion, tomatoes, chillies, garlic , cinnamon, cumin powder, salt -add 2 cups of  vegetable broth/water and cook for 2-3 whistles.
  • Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid and then let it cool a bit.
  • Take your lentil mixture and carefully pour into a blender and  blend until smooth.
  • Return lentil mixture to saucepan and add rest of the broth, lemon juice and cook until thoroughly heated.
  • When serving, top soup with yogurt and parsley

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  • Consistency and spices can be personalised as per the taste
  • Lentils and veggies can be cooked in the saucepan alternatively than in the pressure cooker.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on December 8, 2015, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Your soup looks very delicious Chitra 🙂

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  2. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  3. This is great. I always do only kootu. Soup is awesome. 🙂


  4. Chitra
    Healthy and nourishing – you are such a responsible and entertaining blogger

    big hugs



  5. Looks very delicious, Chitra! I love ridge gourd, but we don’t get them here unfortunately 😦

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  6. I have never tried soup with ridge gourd. Sounds interesting, healthy and delicious dear!

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  7. Delicious and healthy soup Chitra. Ideal for the cold weather 🙂

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  8. Ridge gourd is my favorite vegetable. Soup looks very delicious will try dear

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  9. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  10. I love your search feature. Thanks so much!

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  11. Healthy and filling.. Comfy soup for this moody weather

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  12. A delight for Soup lovers 🙂

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  13. healthy and delicious soup

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  14. Lovely! I thought it was going to be like my split pea soup when I pulled up the post – but not at all! Very interesting, although I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a ridge gourd…

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  15. Its yum . I am planning to make this soup on my ridge gourd hating family. They will not realise what hit them. 😀 Thanks


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