Bottle gourd and Peas soup

Bottle gourd and Peas soup

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Bottle gourd is one such veggie that kids or adults usually don’t like. But the advantages of bottle gourd are just a lot to disregard this healthy vegetable. Bottle gourd provides more of the healthy nutrients than calories and fats. A ladleful of this soup and you are sure to feel light, warm and comforting. All the weight loss seekers, here’s a soup of bottle gourd packed with the goodness of peas.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
2 People 15 Minutes  15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small bottle gourd (diced)
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 2 small pieces garlic
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1/2 cup yellow moong dal (yellow lentils)
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (tablespoon) fresh coriander
  • 1tbsp salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • a pinch of jeera/cumin
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • 2 cups water

Method

Step 1

In a pressure cooker, add all ingredients and water.

Step 2

To 1 tbsp oil, add jeera, allow it to crackle. Add this to the ingredients in pressure cooker.

Step 3

Pressure cook all the ingredients, till around three whistles. Allow to cool.

Step 4

Blend the cooked mixture with a hand blender to form a soup-like consistency.

Step 5

Add some water if required and boil for 3 minutes.

Step 6

Serve with some fresh coriander to top it.

Nutritional Information

Calories 97 Sodium 213 mg
Total Fat 1.5 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 7 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 2 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 2 g
Trans 0 g Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg Vitamin A 0%
Calcium 4% Vitamin C 4%
Iron 5%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.