Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tomato Soup

I am not a big fan of Tomato Soup but everyone else in my house... So my endeavor in making that perfect Tomato Soup started..

This recipe is what I call "My Best Tomato Soup" and is adapted from here

You need:

Onion - 1/2 cup sliced (1 medium sized) 
Carrot - 1/2 cup cubed
Beetroot - 1/2 cup cubed
Potato - 1 medium sized cubed
Tomatoes - 4 
Cloves - 5
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
Pepper - 5
Bay leaf - 1 small leaf

Maida - 2 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Sugar -1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Butter - 1 -2 tsp

Water - 3 - 4 cups

Boil Water.
Dunk the tomatoes in them and wait for 3 - 4 mins till the skin cracks
Remove the tomatoes from water, allow to cool and remove the skin
Chop into 4's

In a pressure cooker heat Butter
Add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and pepper corns
Fry on medium flame for 1 min
Add all the vegetables fry for another min on medium flame
Add 3 cups of water
Pressure cook for 3 whistles
Drain the water into another vessel and keep aside
Once the veggies are at room temperature puree them in a blender
Heat the pan on medium flame, add in the puree, maida, red chilli powder, sugar and salt
You can add crushed pepper corn also if you like
Mix well to ensure there are no lumps
Add in the vegetable broth we had kept aside
Mix well
Allow the soup to bubble up once
If you think the soup is thick add a little water
Serve hot.


Pranjali said...

Very delicious and colorful soup..

Rasi said...

Hope everyone liked it../looks great :)

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Shree said...

Ty Pranjali for visiting.

@Rasi.. yes everyone loved it.. the empty cooker said it all :)

Julie said...

Nice color n with all veggies,yummy flavorful one!!
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PrathibhaSreejith said...

Lovely Soup, sounds delicious n healthy :-)
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Recipe world said...

Soup looks so comforting..nice recipe dear :)

Mamatha Anil said...

I was searching for this soup. Thank you for posting...will try this soon :)

bwl said...


Chandrani said...

Very healthy and yummy soup.

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Shree said...

Thank you all for visiting... :)

maha said...

soup looks absolutely hot n yumm..