Opo Squash Soup

Posted in Recipes, Soups

Opo Squash are used prolifically in Indian cuisine, and one of my favorite ways to eat them is in stews and soups.

This is a simple version of an Opo Squash Soup my mom used to make back in India.

Opo Squash Soup

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 17 minutes
Total time 22 minutes


Darshana’s Kitchen
This recipe is quick easy with the least number of ingredients, yet it tastes very refreshing. It is a perfect dish for a warm summer night.
Cook a small potato along with the squash to make the soup a little thicker and heartier for a cold fall or wintery night.


  • 2 cups Opo Squash (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups opo squash (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 cup red onions (chopped fine)
  • 1/4 ” serrano pepper (or as per taste)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt (as per taste)


1. In a pan add the opo squash, onions and chilli to 3 cups of water.
2. Let it cook for 15 minutes or till the squash are soft when poked with a fork. Add water if needed
3. Take half of the cooked mixture and blend in to a soup in a blender, pour back into the pot with 2 cups of water, salt and lemon juice.
4. Let it cook for another 2 minutes.
5. Garnish with some lemon zest or chopped cilantro and serve hot with rice.