Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Low Calorie Vegetable Soup

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.
Ingredients
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
Carrot 1
Sweet corn coblets 2 tbsps
Mint leaves Hand ful
Salt
Black Pepper powder

Method
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.




7 comments:

Raja said...

Padma...looks like a must try soup. I will pass on the recipe to Suha. There is some confusion on the ingredients for the soup though..
You said 1/3 bottle gourd (remaining set aside) as shown in the picture..are you suggesting we use only 1/3 of bottle gourd and not use the rest?

Padma said...

Yes! you r right!only 1/3 of bottle gourd has to be used,remaining can be used for subzis...for the given proportion of 1 or 2 tomatoes only that much bottle gourd should be used.

krish rocks said...

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U VE GIVEN THE METHOD 4 VEG. AND I GUESS U KNOW 2 DO EVEN TOMATO SOUP.....IS IT???????

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KRISH.

Padma said...

thank u KP.yes ,I prepared and took photos and uploaded.as per yuor demand i will post tomato soup whenever i prepare.ok?

krish rocks said...

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krish rocks said...

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Padma said...

another "krish Rockzz" is my uncle (Chittappa) S.V.Krishnan :-)