Tomato Soup Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ kg or 10-12 big ‏Tomatoes
1 medium size ‏Onion
1 medium size ‏Potato
½ ‏Carrot
1 tsp ‏Ghee/ Clarified Butter
¼ ‏Ginger
3-4 ‏Garlic
1 ‏Bay leaf
3 tbsp ‏Sugar
2 tsp ‏Salt
1 tsp ‏Black Pepper Powder
½ tsp ‏Cornflour
3 cups ‏Water

Ingredients for Garnishing:
2-3 ‏Bread slices or Croutons
1 tbsp ‏Fresh Cream

INSTRUCTIONS

Prepping for the Tomato Soup:

  1. Roughly dice up the vegetables and keep aside in a bowl.
  2. Cut the bread slices into cubes and dry roast them till crisp, or use readymade croutons.

Method:

1. In a pressure cooker, add the clarified butter, and once it’s heated up, add bay leaf, ginger and garlic. Cook for 30 seconds.
2. Now add the potato, carrots and onion, and cook for 2-3 minutes.
3. Now add the diced tomatoes. Mix well.
4. Add the salt and water.
5. Now cover the lid of the pressure cooker and turn the flame on high. Wait till you hear 4-5 whistles.
6. Turn off the flame and then wait till the pressure cooker comes to room temperature.
7. This might take about half an hour.
8. Now, using a sieve, separate the tomatoes from the water, in a big wok.
9. Take the tomato pieces and add it to the blender and make a fine puree. Make sure you remove the bay leaf.
10. Now run the puree through the sieve again to make sure the seeds and the skin do not go through into the wok.
11. Keep the wok over a high flame and let it come to a boil. Meanwhile, add the sugar, Catch black pepper powder, and the cornflour (Mix a little water with cornflour and mix well. This will help to avoid lumps). Mix well.
12. Once the soup is boiling, turn off the flame and serve in a bowl. Add croutons and fresh cream as garnishing

Helpful tips while preparing tomato soup:
1. Use fresh, ripe tomatoes. Avoid picking tomatoes which are sour or unripe
2. Maintain a balance between the tanginess of tomatoes and the sweetness of sugar and cream. It should not become too sweet or too tangy.
3. Serve with a side salad and garlic bread for a fulfilling dinner

If you are not a big fan of tomato soup, there are some other easy-to-make and healthy soup recipes to try, like:

1. Hot and Sour Soup
2. Minted Chilled Beetroot Soup
3. Asparagus Soup/ Chicken Tortellini
4. Sweet and Sour Tofu/Paneer

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