Roasted Bottle gourd and Tomato soup
Is there anything better than tomato soup in the Fall? I was guessing how this recipe would turnout but it came out terrific. I roasted the tomatoes, bottle gourd with shallots and added thyme, garlic, pepper corns because I’m on a tomatoes & thyme kick.
Bottle gourd, or long melon, is long and cylindrical, and grows on a creeper. This nutritional vegetable is low in fat and cholesterol, and high in dietary fibre. It has cooling effect on the body because of the high water content in it.
Thyme is a part of the mint family. It is considered highly beneficial for curing a number of ailments caused by respiratory tract infections. It works as an effective home remedy for whooping cough and chest congestion.
Yields: 4-5 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes