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.

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