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Bottlegourd-Jeera soup

This recipe has a special place in my  food menu, after I switched  to low carb lifestyle. The soupy version of this vegetable will be liked by everyone in the family. The masalas that goes into this soup makes this a versatile dish particularly,  the flavours of dry roasted  jeera or cumin, green chilli, and a tinge of lemon into this soup hits the taste buds of every soup lover.
Try it out... you will love it.
Recipe Info
Serves : 2
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min.

🍵Bottlegourd-450gm peeled, deseeded ,cubed 

🍵200ml coconut milk 

🍵Ghee -3 tsp 

🍵1 cup water.

For Masala : 

🥄3 teaspoons coriander seeds.

🥄2 tsp jeera or cumin seeds.

🥄1 small green chilli. 

🥄1 tablespoon lemon juice.

🥄salt: as required 

🥄Chopped coriander-1/2cup.


👉Peel ,cut and pressure cook bottle gourd  until  soft. 

👉Meanwhile, take a shallow pan, and dry roast the chili, coriander seeds, jeera together. transfer  into mortar and pestle, and  make a coarse  powder and keep it aside . 

👉 once the cooked bottle gourd is cooled down a bit, take  a hand blender and blend  into puree . ( If you don't have hand blender, can do in a mixer jar , but make sure the cooked bottle gourd is cooled ). 

👉To this puree , add some water, salt and ground  jeera masala.. 


(Adjust Water ,according to desired consistency . I prefer this soup a bit thick in consistency )

👉Boil  for 5 minutes , till the  flavors of ground masala  is nicely incorporated.


👉 Once boiled , switch off the flame , add lemon juice , coconut milk  and 🌀mix well .. 

serve it with ghee and finely chopped coriander or spring onions.

Nutritional Info Per serving
Energy: 271 cal.
Fats: 24.77 gms.
Saturated fats: 19gms .
Carbohydrates: 11.3 gms
Sugar: 2.54 gms.
Fiber: 0.9 gms
Protein: 1.43gms.
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