|Ridge Gourd Millet Soup|
Butter - 1 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Ridge gourd - 1 large
( scrape out the skin and cut into small pieces)
Garlic - 3
Milk 1 cup
Water as needed
Almond meal - 2 tbsp
Kodo millet / Varagu - 1 tbsp
Take a pressure cooker and add the cut ridge gourd,garlic,salt and water.Pressure cook till soft,slightly mash it and keep it aside.
Heat butter in a pan add the almond meal and saute for a minute lower the flame and add the milk.
Quickly mix it well to avoid lumps add salt and pepper.
Now pour the mashed ridge gourd and add water according to the thickness you need.
Just give a boil and switch off the stove.
Serve the soup hot.
a) If you don't have almond meal use 1 tbsp maida/All purpose flour or any thickening agent.
b) Use any millet of your choice.
c) Grated cheese can also be used as garnish.
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