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Tomato Bottle gourd soup - A diabetic friendly recipe


1. One cup of fresh bottle gourd(chopped finely)
2.Two large tomatoes(chopped)
3.Half inch ginger(finely chopped)
4.One green chilli(finely chopped)
5.Salt to taste
6.Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
7.Coriander powder 1 tsp
8.Roasted cumin and red chilli powder
9.Olive oil 1 tbs
10.Coriander leaves(to garnish)


1.In a sauce pan take 1 tbs of oil and add the chopped ginger and the chopped green chilli, saute for few seconds.
2.Now put the chopped tomatoes and chopped bottle gourd in it.(you can also grate the bottle gourd)
3.Cook for 5 minutes, now add the turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt to taste.
4.Cover and cook for atleast 30 minutes on medium flame.  Bottle gourd will release some water, if not then add some water to prevent burning or from sticking to the bottom of the pan.(check in between)
5.After 30 minutes,open the cover and mash the soup using a masher or mix it using a hand mixer.
6.Now add desired amount of water(whether you like your soup thick or thin)
7.Let it boil for 5 to 7 minutes then add the roasted cumin and red chilli powder. Stir it nicely and garnish with coriander leaves.


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