My search for vegetarian soups has started as it is getting cold in my part of the world. I book marked few recipes and then it strikes me that I have not posted the recipe of good old tomato soup! This is a recipe which I had noted down from a book long time back. I used to prepare this for my father who would always encourage me to try new recipes. It had been a long time since I made this soup. So thought of making it as I had many ripe tomatoes. Do try making this simple soup and enjoy!
- Ripe Tomatoes, medium sized - 4
- Onion, medium sized - 1
- Butter - 1 Tbsp
- Clove - 1
- Pepper powder - To taste
- Sugar - To taste
- Red Chilli powder - To taste
- Tomato Ketchup - 1 tsp
- Heavy Cream - 1-2 Tbsp
- Salt- To taste
Chop the onion and tomato (discard the seeds of the tomato).
Now in a pan, heat butter. Then add clove and chopped onion. Fry it on a medium flame until the onion turns slight brown.
Then add in chopped tomato and fry until it turns mushy.
Then add little water and bring it to a boil. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes and then turn off the heat.
Now allow this mixture to cool slightly and then puree it (you can remove the clove if you don't like it). Once done transfer it to the same pot. Add water to get desired consistency. Then add red chilli powder, salt, sugar, pepper powder and tomato ketchup. Mix and bring it to a boil.
Once done, turn off the heat and add cream. Mix well.
Tomato Soup is ready!
Serve it hot or warm garnished with croutons. Above measurement serves two people.