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Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Soup Recipe

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Bottle gourd soup is creamy and delicious

Bottle gourd soup is creamy and delicious

Lauki, or bottle gourd, is a very healthy vegetable, so it makes sense to incorporate it into your diet. The following recipe gives this vegetable a starring role in a creamy and delicious soup. It is a very simple yet tasty soup that requires only a few basic ingredients.

Try this soup and share your experience.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

25 min

30 min

2 servings


  • 250 grams lauki (bottle gourd), peeled and chopped. taste the lauki to ensure it is not bitter
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup (or as needed) water, for boiling
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (or as needed) water, for thinning the soup
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cream
  • black pepper powder, for garnish
  • roasted jeera (cumin seed powder), for garnish


  1. Heat a pan over low heat. Add in butter and oil and let the butter melt.
  2. Raise the heat to medium. Add the chopped onions and saute until light pink.
  3. Lower the heat to low. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes away.
  4. Add the chopped bottle gourd and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep heat on low. Cook for 5 minutes; then add 1/2 cup water and cover again. Cook until it is soft.
  5. Strain out the water, spread the bottle gourd on a plate and let it cool down completely. Then blend it to a fine puree using the strained-out water.
  6. Transfer the bottle gourd puree to a pan and add the milk. Keep the heat on medium and mix well. Add the black pepper powder and salt. Mix well and add 1/2 cup water to thin it down. Stir to mix then raise the heat to medium-high and let it come to a boil. Lower the heat to low and simmer-cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Bottle gourd soup is ready. Transfer to serving bowls, garnish with black pepper powder and roasted cumin seed powder and serve.

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Soup Recipe

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