Bottle guard ( Lauki/ Dudhi ) & pink lentil (masur dal) soup

11:25 PM
Easy, healthy & tasty soup

Ingredients :
Chopped Bottle guard (dudhi / Lauki) : 2 cups
Pink lentil : 2 tsp
Chopped onion : 2 tsp
Bay leaf ( Tej Patta or Tamal patra ) : 1
Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) : 1 inch piece
Lavang ( clove) : 4
Black Pepper corn : 4-6
Garlic clove : 2
butter : 1/2 tsp ( optional )
Milk : 1 cup ( room temperature)
water : 1 cup
Sugar : 1/4 tsp
Salt : 1 tsp ( as per taste )
Chopped green onion  : for garnishing

Recipe :
  1. Add Bottle guard, pink lentil, onion, garlic in pressure cooker.
  2. Add bay leaf , cinnamon lavang, black pepper.
  3. Add sugar & salt. Add water till all ingredients are covered with water.
  4. Pressure cook till two whistles.
  5. Let pressure cooker cool.
  6. Remove dry masalas. Its nice aroma remains in the mixture.
  7. Grind the mixture in mixer till it becomes very smooth & fine.
  8. Transfer this mixture in a pan. Add butter. Add water if it is very thick.
  9. Heat till it come to boil. .
  10. Add milk. Turn off the gas in 1 or 2 minutes. Do not boil. 
  11. Add salt if required.
  12. Adjust the milk according to the consistency.
  13. Garnish with chopped green onion.
  14. Enjoy this  hot creamy & healthy soup!!!

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