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Soup-Love: Vegetable Soup Indian Style


2 tomatoes – cut in to quarters

1 cup – diced Carrots (chopped)

1 cup – diced Onions

1 cup – diced bottle gourd/calabash/butternut squash

1 teaspoon – Coriander powder (gluten-free). This is usually made with lightly roasted coriander seeds. In India, we either make this at home or buy it prepacked.

1/2 teaspoon – Pepper powder (gluten-free)

2 cups of water

Salt to taste. (add sea-salt if you want to make it safe for corn-free folks)

Method: Place all the ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook for 10 minutes. If you’re using a crock pot, then cook until all the ingredients are soft.

Once cooled, liquidize. You might like to add some more water if you feel it is too thick.

Serves : 4

I presently don’t have a visual for the soup, but will add it later.

I’m glad to be linking in to Made From Scratch Monday at Living with Food Allergies and Celiac Disease.


May you be inspired – every day!


  1. Andy Andy March 11, 2012

    Hello Corinne.
    We love soup and have it at least twice a week. I usually take leftovers for lunch the next day. We are not lovers of butternut squash, but I’m sure sweet potatoes could be used as a substitute. What I like about this recipe is that the ingredients are simple & can usually be found in our pantry (except the squash).  I’m not a cook, but I’m sure even I could throw all these in the pressure cooker if I wanted to make this when my wife is away…then again, we don’t have a pressure cooker so I guess that keeps me out of the kitchen (LOL).
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. melissatandoc melissatandoc March 10, 2012

    This is truly a love soup. It’s easy to follow and all the ingredients are within my reach 😀 I’ll cook some for Belle this week 🙂

  3. Sulekha Sulekha March 7, 2012

    Healthy, delicious sounding soup for the soul 🙂

  4. MY Inner Chick MY Inner Chick March 7, 2012

    Can I come over to your house to have some ?  :))))  Xxxx

  5. Bella Bella March 7, 2012

    Corinne, I love the idea of making this soup in a crock pot! I presently don’t have one–for some reason Europeans don’t know they exist–but I will pass the recipe to my mother, who’s quite the soup lover! I think the coriander will give this soup a special taste! 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 7, 2012

      I use the pressure cooker, @b5cdf907b62a9caa484ca317cc739b3b:disqus . I do know people who love using the crockpot. I didn’t know Europeans don’t use them. Let me know what your Mom thinks. The coriander is what gives it that ‘Indian’ flavor. 

  6. nikky44 nikky44 March 7, 2012

    I need to try this soup!!! I will let you know!

  7. DangerousLinda DangerousLinda March 6, 2012

    This looks delicious and nutritious!  I’m on my way to the grocery store right now to get the ingredients — Thanks!  XO

      • DangerousLinda DangerousLinda March 7, 2012

        Unfortunately, the grocer on my side of town did not have organic produce, so I had to wait to get back to Mr. C’s neighborhood.  You will receive a ‘verdict’ and a photo in short order 😉 

        • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 8, 2012

          Sack your grocer 😉 Looking forward to the verdict and the photograph which I will then ‘borrow’ for this post!! 

  8. Claire Hegarty B Claire Hegarty B March 6, 2012

    Oooh, I’ll have to try this.  Ideal for the chilly Irish days. I adore Indian food and nearly always persuade my husband to take me to an Indian Restaurant whenever we go out.  More recipes please!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 7, 2012

      Ah Claire I do remember you sharing about your love for Indian food. More recipes coming right along! I had shared some a while earlier from my friend Sangeeta Khanna too.

  9. Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 6, 2012

    Thanks, Carl. It is simple and healthy. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

  10. debra elramey debra elramey March 6, 2012

    I’d have to use the crock pot because pressure cookers scare me.  It’s a philosophical thing 😉 

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 6, 2012

      Do they, @twitter-182699349:disqus ? Let me know how it turns out in the crock pot. 

  11. Carl Mason-Liebeneberg Carl Mason-Liebeneberg March 6, 2012

    A delightfuly simple and clean recipe to warm the heart and nourish the body! Love it!

  12. Janaki Nagaraj Janaki Nagaraj March 6, 2012

    Sounds good….will try this out.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 6, 2012

      Let me know how it turns out, @7fb89d8628d78dfa927fb398e7645bdc:disqus 

  13. Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins March 5, 2012

    This is a definite one for trying since Michaela is allowed to be challenging her tomato allergy.  I am so excited about trying recipes from other countries, especially India, since I have gotten to know so many of you that live there 🙂  Thanks for participating Corinne!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 6, 2012

      I hope it works out for Micheala, Mary. I’m wondering how you’ll like the coriander flavor. This coriander is roasted and then powdered. I guess you’ll get it in an Indian store. I’m hoping to participate more regularly.

      • Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins March 11, 2012

        We have a store about 45 minutes from us that sells Indian food.  I’ll be checking it out my next trip down there.  Not too much, right around close, that offers any ethnic foods 🙁

  14. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando March 5, 2012

    Oh, this sounds marvelous, Corinne!  I definitely want to try this one.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 6, 2012

      Tell me how it turns out, @da4c5f50dbbc90e23e83ef145d0c537b:disqus . I’m not sure how you’ll like the coriander flavor.

  15. Alpana Jaiswal Alpana Jaiswal March 5, 2012

    Just what I need,comfort food….Good one Corinne.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 6, 2012

      I’m sure you’ll like it, @3fca9d1eb98d999e689773e9cb550245:disqus ..Comfort food and healthy too.

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