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Tomato Soup


  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 cups 1x

Description

Tomato Soup Recipe


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Ingredients

  • 2 large Tomatoes, roughly cut into large chunks
  • 1 Onion, roughly cut into large chunks
  • 1 Carrot, peeled & roughly cut into large chunks
  • 1 Capsicum (Bell pepper), roughly cut into large chunks
  • Vegetable Stock or Water, as required
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar (if the mixture is too tangy)
  • Other spices you like (Cinnamon, Cumin, Oregano etc.)

While serving

  • 1 teaspoon small block of Butter (optional)
  • Ground Black Pepper (depending on spiciness)
  • Crispy Bread Croutons (optional)

Equipment Used

  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Sieve
  • Pressure Cooker or a Pan

Note

  • You can make this soup with just tomato alone. I feel like adding other veggies gives the soup more volume, better taste and makes it less tangy
  • I like to keep the soup simple with salt & pepper. Feel free to play with the flavors

Instructions

Cooking Veggies – Pressure Cooker Method

  1. Add all the veggies to the pressure cooker & fill it with water just enough to cover the veggies
  2. Cook until 2 whistles, switch off & wait for steam to escape

Cooking Veggies – Alternative Pan Method

  1. Fill a pot with chopped veggies & add enough water to cover the veggies plus 1 cup more.
  2. Let it boil away for 10 minutes or until the veggies – especially carrot softens

Further Steps to make the Tomato Soup

  1. Drain out and reserve all the water from cooking the veggies.
  2. Add the veggies to a blender & puree it to a very smooth paste
  3. Pass it through a sieve if you want that smooth restaurant quality texture. If you don’t mind a few skins or chunks, leave this step out
  4. Add the reserved water to the puree & place it on the stove. Heat it up
  5. Season with salt, pepper, sugar and other spices you want
  6. Let it come to a rolling boil.
  7. Serve hot with a small cube of butter (optional) and additional pepper.

Notes

  1. If the soup is too thick, thin it out with water or vegetable stock. If it is to liquid-y, let it boil longer until water starts evaporating and the soup thickens
  2. You can also have some crispy bread cubes or toast to go along with the soup and you have yourself a wholesome meal!