Bottle Guard ( Lauki or Dudhi ) & Carrot soup

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Ingredients :
Chopped Bottle guard (dudhi / Lauki) : 1 cup
Grated or chopped Carrot : 1/2  cup
Chopped onion : 1/4 cup
Bay leaf ( Tej Patta or Tamal patra ) : 1
Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) : 1 inch piece
Nutmeg ( Jayphal ) powder : Small pinch
Butter : 1 tsp
Low fat milk : 1 cup
Low fat cream : 1/4 cup ( optional )
Sugar : 1/2 tsp
Salt : 1 tsp ( as per taste )
Ground black pepper : 1/2 tsp

Recipe :
  1. Add butter in a heavy bottom vessel.
  2. Add bay leaf , cinnamon when oil becomes warm.Add chopped onion.
  3. Add little sugar & salt.
  4. Sauté till onion becomes soft.
  5. Add Bottle guard and carrot.
  6. Cook till it becomes soft. Do not overcook.
  7. Turn off the gas stove.
  8. Let the mixture becomes cool.
  9. Remove bay leaf & cinnamon stick.Grind it along with a 1/2 cup of milk to very smooth paste.
  10. Again transfer this mixture in a vessel. Add remaining milk, cream & nutmeg powder into it.
  11. Boil for some time. Turn off the gas.
  12. Add salt to the taste. 
  13. Adjust the milk according to the consistency.
  14. Garnish with fresh ground black paper.
  15. Enjoy this creamy & healthy soup!!!

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