Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Easy Tomato Soup Recipe | Easy Soup Recipes

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tomato soup
I like soups and hence when ever we go to restaurants soups would be definitely the first ones I would choose along with appetizers. I like both the thin and thick variety ones where as TH likes the thin varieties and we usually take one by two soup only so that we can try other varieties too. Nothing beats the comfort of a hot soup during winters of if you have sore throat, it gives a nice and soothing feeling.Preparing the soups at home is very easy and I have prepared this soup umpteen number of times for my little one as the soup itself was a meal for him when he was a baby. I had altered the recipe to suit my requirements like I have added potatoes and avoided cornflour in the recipe as the potatoes themselves give the thickness to the soup and also sometimes I have added dals like moong or masoor dal and oats too to make it a wholesome meal.
tomato soup
Coming to the classic tomato soup recipe, it is essential for one to choose nice, juicy and ripen tomatoes preferably the hybrid variety not the regular sour ones for this soup. I have also added carrots in the recipe which balances the sourness of tomatoes and also I have added a small piece of beetroot to give a bright red and appetizing color to the soup, however both the carrots and beetroot are optional in the recipe. The addition of sugar helps in balancing the sourness too and please be generous with pepper as it gives a nice spiciness tastes and complements the tartness of tomatoes.I always love the easy soup recipes and this is a simple one pot recipe which can be prepared in jiffy without any fancy ingredients. My mom always served this soup with deep fried bread croutons which makes the combination very delicious.
tomato soup
I usually do not add cream for the soup on regular basis unless I serve it with cream for guests or when served for my little one, but the addition of cream adds a very nice taste to the soup and hence do not avoid it if you do not bother about those little extra calories,one can add just 1-2 tsp of cream to one portion of soup.
tomato soup
tomato soup
Easy Tomato Soup Recipe:
Serves 2 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins | Total time: 30 mins
Cuisine: Indian | Category: Appetizer- Soup

2 large ripen Tomatoes
2 tbsp chopped Carrots
1.5 tbsp chopped Beetroot, optional
1.5 tbsp chopped Onion
2 Garlic Pods, roughly chopped
2 tsp Corn flour
1/2" Cinnamon stick
1 Bayleaf
3/4 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp Butter,optional

Cream,to serve(optional)
Parsley or Coriander leaves, for garnish
Salt and Pepper, to serve
Bread Croutons or Garlic Bread, to serve

  • Wash and make a cross on tomatoes and pressure cook chopped carrots,beetroot,onion, garlic and crossed tomatoes with bayleaf,cinnamon and enough water for 3-4 whistles.
  • Once the pressure comes down, fish out the bayleaf and cinnamon stick.Remove the tomatoes and peel the skin off it and chop them roughly by removing the eyes of tomatoes and put the tomatoes back into the cooker and using an immersion blender, blend the tomato mixture to a nice smooth puree. 
  • Strain the mixture through a mesh colander and again put the mixture in the same cooker or another vessel.Switch on the flame.
  • Mix cornflour in 3-4 tbsp of water nicely and add the cornflour mixture to the tomato soup by mixing it simultaneously to avoid any lumps formation in the soup.
  • Add salt, sugar and pepper powder to the soup and let it come to a boil and continue boiling until you get the desired consistency. You can add more water accordingly and also taste the soup and adjust the seasoning. 
  • Add butter to the hot soup and mix for a nice buttery taste, this step is optional but it adds a nice taste to the soup.
Serve it hot in soup bowl with generous sprinkle of pepper, cream and strips of coriander/parsley. Serve them with bread croutons or garlic bread.

  1. The addition of carrot is optional, but it balances the tartness of tomatoes beautifully, if you wish you can avoid it by adding a bit of more sugar to balance the tartness of tomatoes.
  2. The addition of beetroot is again optional, I have added it to give a nice color to the soup.You can avoid it if needed.
  3. If you want you can avoid onion but do not skip garlic for this soup.
  4. You can make your own bread croutons by deep frying or shallow frying the cubed bread pieces.
  5. Make sure you remove the skin and eyes of tomatoes for a smooth soup.Also drain the mixture else the soup will have lot of tomato seeds which spoils the taste of it.
  6. If you are preparing this soup for the kids, you can add a potato while boiling and avoid cornflour in the recipe as the potatoes gives the thickness to the soup and also it will be a wholesome food for the toddlers.
tomato soup


Shobha said...

What a lovely colour of the soup.. so inviting.

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