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.
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
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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.
Preparation time-20 minutes
Cooking time-20 minutes