Healthy Lauki/Bottle Gourd Soup#Soupswappers

Light and healthy bottle gourd/lauki soup with less spices, a simple soup to enjoy! I had some stems of broccoli, which I did not want to throw away used it in this soup. It added a beautiful flavor to the soup.

2 Cups Lauki/Bottle Gourd -peeled and chopped 
1 Small Onion - chopped
1" Piece Ginger
1 Green Chilly - cut into 2 bits
Few Stems of Broccoli - optional
3 Cloves
1 Teaspoon Oil
1 Vegetable Seasoning Cube
Salt to taste
For the Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Desi Ghee/Butter
A Dash of Black pepper powder

In a pressure cooker, heat oil, add onions, ginger, cloves, green chilly, bottle gourd and broccoli stems, sauté on medium high for 2 minutes.
Add water to cover the vegetables and cook on high pressure for one whistle.
Once the pressure cooker has cooled, drain the cooked vegetables and remove the cloves, ginger and green chilly pieces and reserve the broth.
Blend the remaining drained vegetables to a fine paste and transfer to a saucepan along with the strained broth.
Add salt to taste along with a small cube of veg seasoning.
Mix well, bring to a boil and reduce flame to low. Simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the Seasoning.
Heat desi ghee in a small saucepan and once melted, add pepper powder and fry for a few seconds.
Spoon the soup into the bowl and drizzle the pepper seasoning on top!!
Serve hot, light and soothing lauki or bottle gourd soup with toasted bread on the side.

Labels: Soup, Soup Swappers, Lauki, Broccoli, Healthy, Gluten free, Vegetarian

For this month's Soup Swappers event the theme is "Favorite Soups For Father's Day" and our host is Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla .    

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. That looks delicious. Thanks for joining us today, Sneha.

  2. I love the seasoned ghee drizzled on top. This soup is gorgeous.

  3. This is a very simple and healthy soup. My bottle gourds are getting ready to be picked and would love to try your great soup. Thanks for the recipe.