Tomato soup recipewith step by step photos. Tomato soup is one of the most sought after soups in India.Go to any restaurant and you find this tomato soup topping the menu card,followed by sweet corn soup.Even I always play safe by ordering tomato soup in restaurants because tomato soup will at least be edible unlike few soups which I have tried,I once tried a mixed veg clear soup and I was not even able to push in the one spoon I took.It was horrible with strong acidic smell,but in the case of tomato soup,in any restaurant, even if it is not very tasty,it will be spicy and tangy that you can manage to eat.The best tomato soup recipe I have had comes from no restaurant but from a worn out recipe booklet of a very old magazine.I have this habit of collecting recipe booklets and also cuttings from any and every magazine I buy or find in any relatives place.I have a huge pile of recipes collected this way and I keep reading them like novel :). Sometimes I find some good inspiration from these worn out papers and recipes turn out great.I found this easy tomato soup recipe in one such booklet and have been making it since then.
To make tomato soup recipe I use a pressure cooker. This is mess free recipe for tomato soup,as most the job gets done my pressure cooker.No blanching the tomatoes,no stock preparation etc etc. Also it uses minimum spices,just whole tomato goodness.These days I am making different soups at least thrice a week,so I am on constant look out for soup recipes,also planing to post them here. My tomato soup is slightly orange in color as I have added a small piece of carrot to give soup some body.you can omit carrot and use red ripen tomatoes to get red colored soup as in restaurants. This tomato soup recipe is very good for toddlers/kids as it dose not have any artificial flavoring or colors,this is also a grate way to sneak veggies in their diet.You can add carrot,beets in this soup and it will get masked up :). I have not adorned this soup with cream,as we are not big fans of creamy soups,the thickness of the soup and smooth texture comes from carrot,however you can top the soup with some fresh cream or grated cheese. The below recipe makes a soup with very mild garlic flavor,you can increase the garlic cloves to get strong flavor or you can completely omit garlic and bay leaf,add some other herbs of your choice too.
Here is how to make tomato soup recipe, do try this out!
Step by step tomato soup recipe
1.Select plump red tomatoes and wash them.Chop coarsely. Peel and chop the carrot.
2.Heat butter in a small pressure pan and saute bay leaf and garlic cloves.Add the tomato and carrot pieces.Saute well for 5-7 minutes.
3.Add enough water and pressure cook up to 3 whistles.
4.Drain and reserve the water,peel the tomato skins and puree it along with boiled carrot and garlic cloves.
5.Heat the same pressure pan add the pureed tomato-carrot.Add the reserved water (1/2 cup) and bring to a boil
6.Dissolve 1 teaspoon corn flour in 1/4 cup water and add to the boiling soup.Add salt,pepper,sugar and simmer for 5 minutes.
7.Serve hot with croutons.
Make tomato soup vegan: Use olive oil or any other neutral oil in place of butter.
Tomato soup recipe card below:
- 3-4 ripe red tomatoes
- 1 Small carrot
- 3-4 garlic cloves
- 1 small bay leaf
- 1- 11/2 teaspoons crushed peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornflour
- Bread croutons,for serving
- Select plump red tomatoes and wash them.Chop coarsely. Peel and chop the carrot.
- Heat butter in a small pressure pan and saute bay leaf and garlic cloves.Add the tomato and carrot pieces.Saute well for 5-7 minutes.
- Add enough water and pressure cook up to 3 whistles.
- Drain and reserve the water,peel the tomato skins and puree it along with boiled carrot and garlic cloves.
- Heat the same pressure pan add the pureed tomato-carrot.Add the reserved water (1/2 cup) and bring to a boil
- Dissolve 1 teaspoon corn flour in ¼ cup water and add to the boiling soup.Add salt,pepper,sugar and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Serve tomato soup hot with croutons.
2.You can top this soup with some fresh cream
3.You can use white pepper instead of black for less spicy soup