Carrot and Bottle Gourd Soup with Rice and Cheese Balls

Carrot and Bottle Gourd Soup with Rice and Cheese Balls

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The carrot and bottle gourd soup with rice and cheese balls is as exotic as a soup can be! this wholesome soup of carrot, bottle gourd and potatoes is quite sumptuous and can served as an appetiser or in a larger bowl as a snack in its own right. That said, the innovative twist to this soup lies in the crunchy-munchy garnish of rice and cheese balls. Make sure you drop the balls on the soup just before serving to retain the crispness.

Carrot and Bottle Gourd Soup with Rice and Cheese Balls recipe - How to make Carrot and Bottle Gourd Soup with Rice and Cheese Balls

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients


For The Soup
1 cup carrot cubes
1 cup bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) cubes
1/2 cup potato cubes
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup fresh cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tbsp butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

For The Rice and Cheese Balls
1/4 cup cooked rice
1/4 cup grated processed cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
4 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

Method
For the soup

    For the soup
  1. Combine the carrots, bottle gourd, potatoes, onions and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Blend in a mixer to a smooth purée and strain it. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the butter in a deep pan, add the prepared mixture, milk, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Keep aside.

For the rice and cheese balls

    For the rice and cheese balls
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Shape them into small balls and deep- fry a few balls at a time.
  3. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Just before serving reheat the soup, add the rice and cheese balls and serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy134 cal
Protein2.9 g
Carbohydrates12 g
Fiber1.1 g
Fat8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A330.7 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.4 mg
Vitamin C3.9 mg
Folic Acid6.6 mcg
Calcium87 mg
Iron0.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium20.2 mg
Potassium94.9 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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