Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup
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While there are a myriad number of soup varieties, Tomato Soup comes to mind first whenever someone mentions “soup”. Tomato Soup is indubitably the most popular and commonly relished soup across all countries. There is nothing more refreshing than having home made tomato soup on a cold day and it is healthy as well! Usually, tomato soup is prepared using only tomatoes but our recipe includes a bit of carrots and onions as well which gives the taste of the soup an extra oomph and also a lovely color. This recipe is always a hit during gatherings and we are sure, people will be asking you for the recipe after having it.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh red tomatoes – 3 Large sized (Approximately 200 gms.)
  • Carrots – 2-3 Medium Sized (Approximately 150 gms.)
  • Onion – 1 Small sized (Approximately 50 gms.)
  • Black Pepper Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh Cream or Malai– 2 teaspoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Basil Leaves (Optional)
  • Bread to prepare bread crumbs

Servings: 3-4 persons

Preparation & Cooking Time: 20-25 mins.

Method

Cut all the vegetables roughly into pieces. (You do not need to cut them finely as these will be blended eventually)

Boil the cut vegetables in a pressure cooker in approximately one and a half cups of water. Please ensure you do not add excess water as then the soup will become too watery.

After the above is cooled, blend the contents in a mixer/blender  for a minute. (Include the water as well from the contents while blending)

Now strain the blended mixture using a sieve into a container. Check the consistency and add water if required.

Boil the soup again for a minute. Add salt and mix well.

Take out the tomato soup in a serving bowl. Top up with little fresh cream or malai and sprinkle black pepper powder. You can also garnish with few basil leaves if you like.

Tomato Soup is ready. Serve hot with bread crumbs.

Note: Bread crumbs can be prepared at home by roasting small pieces of bread in oven or roasting in a pan by adding one spoon of butter on low heat.




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