In this soup ,there is no blob of butter,no milk cream and no High cal thickeners.This is a vegetable soup prepared with vegetables like bottle gourd which is often looked down as poor country cousin of much preferred vegetables like potatoes and cauliflowers.Bottle gourd is one of the most recommended vegetable in Ayurveda because of its wonderful healing properties.
Bottle Gourd/Lauki(Hindi)/Suraikkai(Tamil)/Doodhi Bhopla(Marathi) (cut portion of length 5-6 inches)
Tomatoes 1 or 2
Ginger 1/2 inch piece
Sweet corn coblets 2 tbsps
Mint leaves Hand ful
Black Pepper powder
Take 1/3 rd part of a medium sized bottle guard.Keep the remaining portion aside(the one shown in the ingredients photo ).
Cut the smaller portion into small pieces,cut tomatoes,carrot also into small pieces,add all the other ingredients except pepper and pressure cook the vegetables by adding little water (maybe upto 2 whistles).
Take the boiled vegetables and make it a coarse paste in mixer,few corn coblets can be kept as it is without grinding for garnishing.Add water to this mixture till it reaches the consistency of a soup,boil it ,add pepper powder and salt to taste.Sweet corn acts as a thickener and adds to the taste.Serve Hot.