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bottle gurd soup

Lauki shorba detox bottle gourd soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Soups and salad
Cuisine diabetic friendly, Fusion, gluten free, Indian, One pot, Pressure cooker, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 2 people
Calories 42 kcal


for the soup

  • 2 cups Bottle gourd peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 cup red bell pepper (capsicum) diced
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups drinking water
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root peeled and crushed
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seed (optional)

to serve

  • 1 tsp olive oil salad grade
  • 1 pinch roasted cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper powder as needed
  • Whole meal bread toasted and buttered on the side


  • Into a soup pot, add two cups of water, 2 cups of stock, the chopped veggies, crushed ginger, garlic and fennel seeds.
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  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Then simmer till the vegetables are cooked soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool a bit and remove the ginger
  • Blend the boiled veggies, fennel and garlic and add it back to the soup liquid
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  • Bring it back to a boil and the soup is ready to serve.
  • To serve, laddle up the soup and drizzle a bit of olive oil. Add a touch of Roasted cumin powder, Top with salt and pepper as desired. Serve hot with some butter toasted crusty bread or crutons.
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You can vary the spices added in the soup. Omit the garlic if you like a free version.
Add in some cheese if you are not looking for a detox to add the extra depth of flavour.


Calories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 124mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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