Bottle Gourd Soup


I was never a huge fan of bottle gourd for most of my life and I didn’t know any recipes for this vegetable except halwa (which was yummmm) and kofta which I have never tried because when I wanted a kofta it was usually the one with malai. Then I discovered this bottle gourd juice and I was hooked.

Couple of days ago, I was staring at my fridge wondering which vegetable could be converted to soup, that I chanced upon this bottle gourd and a pretty quick recipe. The result was quite successful because it was tasty, healthy and most importantly made you feel full without the need for reaching out to a not so healthy snack after. It is a must try.

Serves 3-4

Recipe adapted from here


Bottle gourd, medium                       1

Onions, medium                                 2

Garlic cloves, small                            4-5

Olive oil                                                  1 tbsp

Cream                                                     2-3 tbsp

Salt & Pepper


  • Peel and cut the bottle gourd to small chunks
  • Peel and cut the onions and garlic
  • In a large vessel, add all three and water just enough to cover them
  • Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or till the bottle gourd is completely cooked
  • Cool and blend them into a smooth puree
  • Heat oil in a saucepan and add the puree
  • Add water to get the desired consistency
  • Once it comes to a boil, add salt and pepper and mix well
  • Simmer for 5 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and add the cream. Mix well
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the September Mega Marathon under the theme – Soups.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Priya Suresh says:

    Such a smooth and delicious soup, wonderful way to include bottlegourd in our menu.

  2. usha says:

    Soup is so creamy and would not have guessed it is with bottle gourd. Nice recipe.

  3. srividhya says:

    yumm.. kiddo doesn’t eat bottle gourd kootu or curry.. this is a great to way to feed him bottle gourd. love it. great share.

  4. It is quite interesting to add bottle gourd in soups. It looks very creamy..

  5. Very creamy and yummy soup

  6. That is a very creamy soup with bottle gourd!

  7. Kalyani says:

    I made this too for this BM ! and loved it 🙂 I think you are a serious soup person considering how many different kinds of serveware you have presented these soups in !

  8. This is sure yum. The girls will not suspect a thing…The Mr. Hyde rises yet again…

  9. Suma Gandlur says:

    Creamy soup and the love the swirly pattern over the soup.

  10. I have a friend who mentioned this one to me. I couldn’t believe it. Now I do! Such a healthy and hearty soup.

  11. Pavani says:

    Wow that is such an innovative soup with bottlegourd Sowmya. Looks amazing.

  12. cookingwithsapana says:

    So creamy and interesting looking soup.Love to ty it .

  13. Wow, super yaar, soup with bottlegourd, i m going to try this!!! 🙂

  14. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Now that’s surely so nice..soup looks very inviting and I am sure I won’t mind trying it sometime..

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