Friday, July 6, 2012

Tomato-Bottle Gourd Soup

This was a soup made for L who is on a diet - of course the cream and butter was missing from her portion.  The recipe is from My Tasty Curry* .  It has carrots in it too.  But you could use beetroot ( it would result in a deeper colour), and add any other veggie and convert it to a mixed vegetable soup.



Ingredients:**
Tomatoes - 2 measures - chop
Bottle gourd - 1/2 measure - peel, remove seeds, chop
Carrot - 1/2 measure - peel and chop
Salt to taste
Pepper - to taste
Butter - 1-2 tbsp
Water - to make to desired soup consistency
Cream for garnish

Take the chopped veggies and put in a pressure cooker.  Cook till 1-2 whistles.
Cool.
Blend in a mixer.
Pass through a sieve to make a smooth mixture
Place on stove and simmer for a few minutes.  Add the salt and pepper.
Mix in the butter.
Serve in bowls - decorate with a swirl of cream - basil, coriander.

**( the vegetable proportion can be varied as per taste too)

Added garnishing - not seen here - chop carrots, beans finely, blanch and add to the soup before serving. Gives it a nice crunch as you dig into your soup.

While I was making the soup. L made a fat free mushroom-corn -spinach curry.  She lightly boils the ingredients, roasts finely chopped onions and seasons them.  Very nice.  I had that and a slice of fresh brown bread.  A nice meal.


Link to *My Tasty Curry 

L also converted some leftover soup to a tasty low-fat paneer dish too.  She heated it and added some chilie flakes, roasted onion, kasuri methi and low-fat paneer for a new dish.

41 comments:

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    1. This one wasn't really. But you could make it rich and creamy if you are not counting your calories.

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  2. send me a bowl of soup ... excellent appetizer...

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  3. Wow, soup sounds so healthy and yummy..nice recipe dear..

    Cheers!
    Vani

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  4. wow Radha,, soup looks very delicious

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  5. Nice and healthy ..never tried this combo before..

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  6. thats a healthy and comforting meal, especially in the rains. bottle gourd soup is my fav soup. loved the addition of tomatoes and carrots in the soup.

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  7. hey radha, i just read in your profile that you have been blogging for 4 years and i never ever knew about your blog.... i wonder how and why... strange :-(

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    1. The initial years of blogging were sporadic - glad to have discovered your blog too!

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  8. Healthy and filling soup...yum

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  9. Looks yum

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  10. I would love cream, butter and all that good fats in my soup!

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  11. Heathy soup! Never tried soups with bottlegourd.

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  12. Healthy & unique soup..
    First time here & very happy to follow you.. :)

    - Sarika

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  13. Delicious soup love vegetable soup during cold winter days.

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  14. Mmmm...my fav...looks awesome dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. tempting indeed...mouthwatering dish & the clicks!

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  16. Fantastic and super healthy soup,lovely bowl.

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  17. awesome and healthy soup..very tempting!!!

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  18. very delicious soup, adding bottle gourd in a soup sounds interesting !

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  19. very unique recipe. looks so comforting.

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  21. Healthy bowl.. Looks awesome...

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