Chopped luffa/Nethi Beerakaya - 1 long
Chopped carrot - 1
Chopped onion - 1/2
Chopped garlic - 4
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Salt and Pepper to taste
Italian seasonings - 1/2 tsp
Dried basil - 1/8 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Water/Broth - 5 cups
Heat oil in a pressure cooker fry onion and garlic till light brown.
Now add the luffa,tomato and seasonings fry till raw smell has disappeared.
Pour water and cook it in low flame for 20 minutes.After 20 minutes just give a whistle and switch off the stove.Cool the mixture mash it slightly with a potato masher.
Adjust seasonings and serve them hot garnished with coriander leaves.
a) If you are making it in instant pot saute everything in saute mode and pressure cook in soup mode for 30 minutes.
b) If using Indian peerkangai /Ridge gourd then remove the skin and use only the flesh for making this soup.
c) Same method instead of luffa i made with cabbage even that tasted excellent.
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