Few weeks back we went to our favourite veg restaurant, usually i dont order soup there. But this time i thought of trying their tomato soup..I ordered and enjoyed it..This made me realize that i haven’t posted tomato soup recipe in my blog.
So the next day itself, i made my soup, clicked it and enjoyed it to the core. Some people add cream in their tomato soup. But i dont usually add. Soups are meant to be healthy, so i dont want to make it unhealthy with the addition of cream. But i like to add a touch of butter in my soup. Because it gives nice flavour to the soup.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you..
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves : 4
Butter – 1 tsp
Bay Leaf – 1
Garlic – 4 cloves
Onion – 1 medium size chopped
Tomatoes – 4 medium size chopped
Beetroot – 1/4 of a medium one, peeled and cubed
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Sugar – 1 tsp or to taste
Cornflour / Cornstarch – 1 tsp
Milk – 1/4 cup
Tomato Ketchup – 2 tsp (Optional)
Water – 3 to 4 cups
Bread Slices – 2
Oil – 1 tblspn
Heat butter in a cooker, add in bay leaf and garlic, saute for a min.
Add in onions and saute for another min.
Add in beetroot and tomatoes. Saute for 2 mins.
Add in salt, sugar and mix well. Add in water. Cover and pressure cook for 2 whistle. Simmer the cooker for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam escape all by itself.
Now open the cooker, remove the bay leaf.
Use a handblender to puree the soup. If you dont have hand blender, cool the mix then puree the soup in a blender.
Pour the pureed soup through a sieve and sieve well.
Mix cornflour with milk and set aside.
Now pour the soup in a sauce pan, add pepper, tomato ketchup and cornflour milk. Boil once.
Remove and serve hot with some croutons.
Cut bread slices into small squares.
Heat oil in a tawa and place the cut bread slices in oil and fry till golden on both sides. Remove to a plate and set aside
|Take all your ingredients|
|Start by making croutons..Take couple of bread slice|
|cut into squares|
|Heat oil in a tawa|
|Place bread slices over it|
|fry till golden on both sides|
|remove it to a plate and set aside|
|Melt some butter in a pressure cooker|
|Add in bay leaf|
|few chopped garlic pieces|
|add in onion|
|saute for a min|
|Add in tomatoes and beetroots|
|saute for a min|
|Add in salt|
|and some sugar|
|saute for 2 mins|
|Pour in water|
|now everything is cooked|
|now take the bay leaf out of the cooker|
|i used a hand blender to puree the soup|
|If you dont have a handblender, use normal blender to puree,
but cool the soup lightly before blending
|now strain this whole thing in a sauce pan|
|Use a ladle to help it strain|
|I kept on pushing till the last bit of the soup is extracted|
|This is the silky smooth soup|
|This is optional, add some ketchup, ketchup gives a
little kick to the soup
|add some black pepper|
|Take cornflour in a bowl|
|Add 1/4 cup of milk and mix well|
|Pour this into the soup|
|Bring it to a boil|
|Mix well and boil it once..|
|Now take a bowl|
|ladle your soup in|
|place some crispy bread croutons|
|sprinkle some pepper powder|