Thursday, September 23, 2021


Petola Masak Bening/Healthy Luffa Soup Recipe @

One of the easiest soup you could prepare was Petola Masak Bening / Healthy Luffa Soup.  Made with just a few ingredients you had in your pantry.

This soup can be made without oil by boiling until the luffa is tender. For vegetarian, omit dry anchovies and add freshly ground black pepper for extra heat. 

Luffa or Ridge Gourd is  beneficial to our health and nutritious, among  them are: 

Enhances Vision

Vitamin A in form of beta carotene  improves eye sight, preventing macular degeneration, partial blindness and other eye ailments

Aid digestive system

It contains high amount of dietary fiber,  Vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, iron,  potassium,  thiamine and magnesium.  High fiber content contributes to healthy digestive system.

Prevent Muscle Pain

Potassium balances the fluid level and helps to relax muscle.  Low potassium leads to muscle cramps, spasms and pain. 

Petola Masak Bening / Healthy Luffa Soup is simple and quick dish, really good for your health.  I always add the luffa when cooking my fish curry, it was super yummy. give it a try, you going to love it too.

Petola Masak Bening/Healthy Luffa Soup Recipe @


2 luffa peeled and sliced

1 medium onion sliced

2 cloves garlic sliced

1 tablespoon oil

2-3 cups water

2 fresh red chili sliced

1 tablespoon dry anchovies washed and pounded (optional)

salt to taste


Heat oil, fry onion and garlic until translucent.  Add in water and bring to boil.  Add in  all ingredients, simmer until luffa turns soft.  Adjust the salt.  Remove from heat. 

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judee said...

I've only had luffa once years ago at an friend who was originally from India. I wouldn't even know where to buy it but I am going to look (maybe an Indian food store). It looks delicious and I love your bright colorful serving bowl.

NCSue said...

I had no idea luffa was edible! Your learn something every day!
Thanks for sharing at

My Big Fat Menopausal Life said...

I had no idea you could eat luffa!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope to see you again tomorrow!