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Monday, 26 December 2011

Tomato Soup (Healing Foods)

I usually advocate for eating fruits & vegetables in whole. I hate to see beautiful tomatoes or strawberries ground beyond recognition. But, being teeny bit hypocritical, I (only) love tomato soup. I usually drink this when I'm sick and it is such a comfort during those days when you have a coughing marathon. Adding croutons to the soup makes it filling and tasty. And the best part of this soup is > Almost Zero Efforts. Boil the veggies, throw them in the blender & blend away.

RECIPE
(Printable Recipe)
MAKES 500 ml / Half liter
Ingredients
Tomatoes - 5, roughly cubed
Carrot - 1, peeled
Onion - 1 medium , peeled & chopped roughly
Salt - 1-2 teaspoons , or as per taste
Pepper - As required, optional
Butter - 1 teaspoon, optional
Water - 1 cup - 200 ml
 
Method -
1) Wash the vegetables & cut them roughly.
2) In a pressure cooker add tomatoes, carrot & onion
3) Add the water. (enough to just cover the vegetables/fruit)
4) Pressure Cook for 3-4 whistles.
Alternatively, add the tomatoes, carrot & onion to a deep bottomed pan along with the water & boil fpr around 5-10 minutes (until they are soft)
5) Remove the excess water. Let it cool down a bit
6) Add to a blender/food processor & grind till you get a smooth paste.
7) Run the mixture through a sieve. Usually, only the tomato seeds remain.
8) Add salt & pepper & mix well.
9) If the soup is too watery, add a little bit of cornflour & boil. If not, just boil the soup for a minute or two.
10) Before serving add croutons
*If you are wondering what's with the glass, I got it recently and I just love it. Any liquid served in the glass is beautiful. So I decided to not click the quintessential soup in a bowl pic & went for a glass! :-D And the white thing floating is butter! ;-) You can serve it hot or cold. Either way, it tastes really good. Excellent remedy for cold/cough.

14 comments:

  1. I love that you used fresh tomatoes. Perfect.

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  2. Yum,super tempting healthy soup.

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  3. Comforting soup..love the way you clicked the pictures:-)

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  4. easy for bachelors like me! :D

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  5. Healthy and delicious soup...

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  6. Lovely color and am sure a delicious flavor. WOW..

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  7. mom used to serve this with bread crumbs... looks so colourful & hearty

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  8. yummy dish..Should try it sometime..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  9. What an appetizing Soup Kavi.. Lvely color


    U cud link it to my event

    Soup It up

    Cheers
    UK Rasoi

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Thanks for the feedback! :-)

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