Thursday, 22 May 2014

Simple Tomato Soup

This is a very simple tomato soup with a few ingredients. The girls love this kind of soup. Now since we get great tomatoes in this season I use lot of tomatoes in my cooking. 

Here is what you will need: for 4 medium bowls 

- 5 big sized red tomatoes (about 750 gms)
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- 1-2 tsp of sugar depending on the sourness of the tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp of Ghee (you can easily substitute the Ghee with butter or Oil)
- 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds, optional. 
- few leaves of fresh Coriander to Garnish. 

Method: This soup needs to blanch the tomatoes. 

1. Heat water in a large pot and when the water starts to boil, put the tomatoes in the pot and cover it up for about 4-5 minutes. Now check if the skin of the tomatoes has become loose. 
2. Now drain all the hot water from the pot and rinse the tomatoes with cold water, rinse again. 
3. Now you should be able to peel the tomatoes like boiled potatoes.
4. With the help of a hand mixer, puree the tomatoes into a fine soupy paste. 
5. Add salt, pepper and sugar to the soup. 
6. Heat Ghee in a small pan and when its hot, add the mustard seeds and let them temper. Add it on top of the soup. Garnish with fresh Coriander.
7. Serve it with garlic bread, pizza on a rainy evening. Today I served it with Kitchri. Enjoy a simple fuss free soup. 

PS: If you are using the Ghee and the mustard tempering bit then you can garnish it with fresh Coriander but if you like to serve it before a European meal then instead of Ghee use a tbsp of butter, avoid tempering and garnish it with fresh Basil leaves. 

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