How to make easily and quickly Lauki Soup

We have brought you a creamy bottle gourd soup recipe with the help of which you can make soup easily and quickly.

Gourd Soup Recipe is a quick, filling, rich and creamy soup recipe that can be made in an Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker with just a few ingredients. Bottle gourd soup is a great weeknight soup recipe for weight loss, and it’s always a low-carb, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or keto-friendly soup.

I have shared Instant Pot, Stovetop Pressure Cooker and Stovetop Pot methods below.

Health Benefits of Bottle Guard
Bottle gourd is one of the healthiest vegetables ever. Bottle gourd is filled with vegetable water, about 92%, and contains minerals to keep your body hydrated. It helps in weight loss, cools your body, aids in digestion and helps in treating sleep disorders.

Gourd has many names. It is known as Bottle Gourd in English. In some other Indian languages, it is always called Lauki, Dudhi, Ghiya, Sorekai, Sorkaya, Churakka, Dudhi Bhopal, Lau. They are always known as kukuza, calabash, opo squash in other countries.

Gourd Soup Ingredients
Fresh gourd:
I used one medium sized gourd, peeled and diced (about 2.5 – 3 cups). Gourds are easily available in any Indian grocery or Asian store.
Yellow Onion: Cut it into small pieces.
Garlic: Minced or finely chopped
Water or vegetable stock: Use either water or vegetable stock or a mixture of water and vegetable stock.
Olive Oil: Use olive or coconut oil for frying
Spices: Add salt and black pepper to enhance the taste.

How to make Lauki/Bottle Gourd Soup in Instant Pot
Press SAUTE on the Instant Pot. Add olive oil and when hot, add finely chopped garlic, onion, green chillies and saute till the onion becomes soft.

Add the diced gourd, water or vegetable stock and salt.

Further, close the lid on the pot and set the pot to manual/pressure cook (high pressure) and timer for 5 minutes.

When the Instant Pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally. Open the lid.

Puree the soup using a hand blender until smooth. If you don’t have a hand blender, make the puree in a blender in batches after it has cooled slightly. Always add ground black pepper for spice.

If you think the soup is too thick, you can add water or vegetable stock to the soup and simmer for 2 minutes.

Instant Pot Lauki Ka Soup Recipe (Keto Friendly Soup) is ready to serve. Sprinkle coriander if required.

Stove-top pressure cooker method
Follow the above procedure till Step 2 Give 2 whistles and let the pressure release naturally. All other steps remain the same.

Stove top pot method
Follow the process mentioned above till step 4.
Cover the pot with a lid and cook for about 15-20 minutes until the gourd/bottle gourd becomes soft. Stir once or twice in between. All other steps remain the same.

Giving suggestions
Serve a quick, easy weeknight meal with a creamy bottle gourd soup recipe for lunch or crusty bread for dipping into the soup and always a fresh salad on the side.

How to freeze storage + bottle gourd soup
You can make the bottle gourd/gourd soup recipe in advance, and it can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days and frozen for up to 4 weeks. Then, defrost and reheat before serving. After defrosting, if the soup looks runny, add to a blender and puree to a smooth consistency.

Once the soup has cooled, transfer it to a freezer-resistant container or Ziploc freezer bag.
Label the bag and then place in the freezer.
Store the soup in the freezer for up to four weeks.

Spice it up: Add red chili flakes to this soup before serving it.
Add some extra veggies: Feel free to add a handful of chopped broccoli and bottle gourd. You can always add potatoes when you cook bottle gourd, this gives a creamier texture, or mix in cooked/prepared white beans for protein. You can always add some spinach while cooking bottle gourd.
Vegan: You can always add some coconut milk to make the soup tastier.
Topping: You can always use roasted sesame seeds or gram as a healthy topping option.
Fresh herbs: I used cilantro. To make an Italian version, add rosemary, oregano or thyme.

Tips for making gourd soup
Saute the onion and garlic first in a little olive oil or butter. The soup will have a rich taste.

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