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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tomato soup and one more Award




                                                                 
I've received an award from my dear  friend Fatima. Dear Fatima, I appreciate your generosity. You have a wonderful  blog and mouthwatering recipes.Also, I want to share this award with all my bloggywood friends, please feel free and accept the award !!! 


                                                           

Now lets get down to today's recipe ' Tomato Soup'. Soups serve as an excellent appetizer when served before meals. And home made tomato soup is any day better than the ready to make packets. Soup has many health benefits. Tomato contains lycopene (the red pigment in tomato), this pigment is a powerful antitoxidant which helps in  fighting cancer. Tomato is also known as great antiseptic which can help protect against various infections. For best results in taste buy over ripe tomatoes or stock it 2-3 days before making soup (but not in the fridge as they won't ripen then). With little effort you can make it at your home and relish the freshness. 


Serves: 4, Preparation time: 35 minutes


Ingredients: 
6 over ripe Tomatoes
1 Carrot (peeled and coarsely grated)
1 Onion (finely chopped)
3-4 Garlic flakes (crushed)
2 tsp Ginger (crushed)
1 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Sugar
2 Green chillies
Black pepper powder as per taste
1/2 cup Milk
1 tbsp Cornflour
6 cups of Water
Salt to taste


For Garnishing:
 Butter
1 tbsp Green corinader (chopped)


For Croutons:
2 Bread slices (cut into small cubes)
Oil for frying bread cubes


Method:
Heat oil in a pan and fry bread cubes untill golden brown, drain the extra oil and keep aside.
Wash the tomatoes and cut it into halves. In a deep frying pan cook the tomatoes with onion, carrot, ginger, garlic, green chillies, bay leaf and 6 cups of water. Cook on a moderate heat for 20 minutes untill the tomatoes are soft. Remove the outer skin of the tomatoes and bay leaf. Let them cool to room temperature.
Now grind the mixture finely in a blender. Strain the mixture with a soup strainer. Now put it back in the pan, bring it back to a simmer, add sugar, garam masala and salt. Dilute cornflour with half cup of milk to make a smooth paste. And pour it in the soup. Let it boil for 5 minutes, also add water if required for the consistency.
To enrich the soup and for silky texture, whisk in the cream mixture and serve immediately with a dash of butter, black pepper, coriander leaves and fried croutons.
                                               
User Comments & Tips: 
Just before serving the soup add croutons . Otherwise if put while cooking or all together in the ready soup they will get soggy and dissolve in the soup.










26 comments:

  1. Congrats on ur well deserved award!
    Soup luks colourful&delicious...

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  2. You have a nice blog too.I'm a bangalorean too.Living in Dubai now.The soup reminds me of the soups served along with any meal @ the restaurants in bangalore:-) Shall try it

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  4. Thanks Sangi & Anjum for dropping by my blog and for your encouraging comments.

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  5. Yummy soup and nice photo too, congrats for the award, dear.....

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  6. yummy n creamy soup! congrats dear!

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  7. Dear Deepa
    How are you?
    Back to blog reading after a long long gap.."Papi pet ka sawal tha, pocket money bhi khatam ho raha tha isi liye..Milano aya hun :-(
    Even my well planned trip to maha Kumbh and staying at Jayram ashram has gone with the wind...
    Very nice soup, I think I can manage this in my apologies of a kitchen ..
    Let me see what all you have cooked in my absence ...Some of your dishes have bong taste..what is your bong connection ?:-)
    Have a nice weekend

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  8. Nice creamy soup..congrats dear...

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  9. Thanks Priya, Vrinda and Ushnishda.

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  10. Congrats on all your awards dear....the soup looks so comforting and colorful...love the croutons too :)

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  11. Deepa
    Congrats on your award, Nice tomato soup

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  12. lovely colored and creamy soup..love this soup..congrats on your awards..

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  13. Eyecatching soup,looks fantastic..congrats on ur award..

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  14. lovely cooured and hearty soup!!!congrats on your award...

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  15. first time here....love to have this soup anytime..

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  16. lokks luvly dear.Happy Valentine's day !!

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  17. Creamy and yummy soup. Love to have with croutons

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  18. soup looks so perfect..I simply love this soup..Congratulations on your award dear! May u get many more such awards!!

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  19. hi dear,

    There is an award waiting for u in my blog. Please accept it!!

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  20. Soup looks so rich and creamy dear:)
    My hearty congrats on ur award!!!

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  21. Yummy creamy soup...and congrats on ur award...

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  22. great pic....and congrats on the award!

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  23. Love this soup with croutons ..Congrats on your award !

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  24. congrats on the award,,soup with croutons looks so yummy,,
    u have another award in my blog,,plz accept...

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  25. Deepa san,
    Congratulation on your award! Your tomato soup looks good and the crouton looks really good! I have never made tomato soup. I think I should give it a try sometimes. Arigato!

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  26. Lovely soup.. The only flavour i like in soups is this one

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