How to make Drumsticks and Lauki Soup - SK Khazana -

A healthy soup – drumsticks and bottle gourd cooked together

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Medium drumsticks, Medium bottle gourd

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Soups

Drumsticks and Lauki Soup - SK Khazana

Drumsticks and Lauki Soup - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Drumsticks and Lauki Soup - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Medium drumsticks peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces 2

  • Medium bottle gourd peeled and cut into 3/4 inch pieces 1

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 inches

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped to garnish

  • Black peppercorns crushed to sprinkle


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add ginger and sauté for 1 minute. Add drumsticks, and sauté well.

Step 2

Add bottle gourd, salt and 3 cups hot water and mix well. Close the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 1-2 whistles are given out.

Step 3

Open the lid once the pressure reduces completely. Transfer the cooked drumsticks onto a plate. Remove the pulp of the drumsticks and discard the peel. Transfer most of the pulp back into the pressure cooker keeping aside some for garnish.

Step 4

Blend the mixture in the pressure cooker with a hand blender to a fine paste.

Step 5

Transfer the blended mixture into a deep non-stick pan, add black pepper powder and salt and mix well.

Step 6

Transfer the soup into a serving bowl, garnish with the reserve cooked drumstick pulp, coriander leaves and crushed black peppercorns. Serve piping hot.

website of the year 2013
website of the year 2014
website of the year 2016
MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.