Tomato and grated bottle gourd – Soup
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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Chickpeas and spinach soup
Chickpea/garbanzo beans, spinach is a delicious, nutritious, protein rich soup made for a nice addition to our weekly dinner menu. Here chickpeas, spinach are cooked in tomatoes, with a ting of apple sauce flavoured by garlic and spiced by paparika.
Spinach and bean soup can be low in calories and fat content. Soup made with water or vegetable-based broth will contain the fewest calories. Soup made with low-fat or non-fat milk will supply more calories, but still fewer than cream-based soups.
Serves: 4-5 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes