Tomato and grated bottle gourd – Soup

Dudi tomato soup1


A dash of extra virgin olive oil and fresh ground spices makes this simple tomato and bottle gourd soup recipe oh-so special.

An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, tomatoes score points for healthy eating in this quick, very easy recipe for fresh tomato soup.

Health benefits:

Bottle gourd, sometimes called the white-flowered or calabash gourd, is an ancient gourd, with a delicate nutty flavor. Bottle gourd is believed to help the liver function in a balanced fashion. It reduces fatigue and keeps you fresh, especially during summer. It helps fight constipation, because of its fiber and low fat content, Ayurveda highly recommends this food for diabetic patients and young children.

Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-35-40 minutes


  • Grated bottle gourd/doodhi-1cup
  • Tomatoes-3medium
  • Garlic-3cloves
  • Pepper-6-7corns
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Lemon juice-to taste
  • Salt- to taste
  • Olive oil-2tsp
  • Vegetable stock/water-2cups
  • Coriander stems-2-3
  • Chopped coriander-1tbsp


  • Dry roast cumin seeds, pepper corns, garlic cloves in a sauce pan on a medium high flame for 2-3 minutes and allow it to cool down.
  • Blanch tomatoes peel the skin, combine blanched tomatoes, roasted pepper corns, cumin seeds, garlic, coriander stems in a food processor/blender and blend to smooth puree by adding some water if required while blending.
  • Heat oil in the sauce pan add grated bottle gourd and saute for 5-6minutes/until soft and tender.
  • Add ground puree and allow it to cook on a medium high flame for 5-7minutes.
  • Then add stock/water, salt and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame drizzle some lemon juice mix well.

Dudi tomato soup3


  • Coconut milk/cream can be included for creamy texture.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on February 17, 2016, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 57 Comments.

  1. Bam! #2 your blog..have cooked many dinner from it! thank you 🙂

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  2. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  3. This looks so yummy, Chitra! I had never heard of that kind of squash before. It sounds like it is very good for you. Love the spices in this!

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  4. That sure looks good! I assume the bottle gourd can be substituted with any kind of winter squash?

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  5. Really a lovely soup, I love tomato soup and although I don’t think I have tasted bottle gourd I am sure it’s delicious. Your photo’s are beautiful.

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    • Thanks a lot Suzanne. … bottle gourd added a creamy texture to soup and it was flavorsome indeed…
      And this recipe was in my draft since 6-8 months, so I was bit worried about the photographs but your comment made me blush and encouraged. ..Thanks again Suzanne…


  6. Nice variation, Chitra. Since I don’t like the traditional Tomato soup, this will be a great variation. 🙂

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  7. I love hearing the health benefits! Very lovely!

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  8. yum.. yumm. I can have this rice n roti..

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  9. Love the addition of bottle gourd to the tomato soup Chitra.. Yumm! 🙂

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  10. Love tomato soup…the bottle gourd must give this one a great texture…Great recipe!!

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  11. Nice combination, Chitra! I don’t like “pure” tomato soup so this is a great alternative!

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  12. yummmy! Lovely recipe, Chitra 🙂

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  13. Lovely Chitra – makes standard tomato soup look so boring!

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  14. Reblogged this on Recipe Dreams.


  15. A very healthy option for winters…glad reading 🙂

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  16. It looks really good! The entire post is great and I love the images x

    Zoel Hernández |


  17. Another healthy and delicious combination dear. Loved it!

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  18. Very nice variation….. Lovely….


  19. I hate bottle gourd ! But I must admit, by the look of this healthy soup, I’m dying to try it out (even with bottle gourds !) It sounds so delicious.
    Thank you for Posting !


  20. Delicious, I am sure it would taste great, bottle gourd is common in our kitchen and I can somehow guess the taste, You are doing a great job sharing healthy recipes with all of us, dear Chitra. Best wishes ~xx


  21. Tomato soup is a favorite; I have posted a few versions and I am sure your soup is delicious 🙂

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  22. Looks super healthy and delicious.

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  23. This soup looks very delicious Chitra 😀


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