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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup
Serves 2 for sure

  1. Ingredients
  • 1 small onion -peeled, washed and chopped roughly
  • 3 medium tomatoes, washed and chopped roughtly (remove the annoying bit at the stalk!)
  • Half a handful (silly measurement!) of celery leaves and/or stalks washed and chopped (Celery can be replaced by chopped fresh coriander)
  • A small potato, peeled, washed and thinly sliced
  • You can also add extras like:
  • 2" carrot, peeled , washed, thinly sliced
  • 2" courgette / gourd (doodhi), cut into small pieces
  • 2" red pumpkin, cut into small pieces
  • 2" white pumpkin, cut into small pieces
  • a dash of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive (or any) oil

2. Method
  • Keep 1 ltr boiling water ready, in the kettle or in a pan
  • In a deep pan, add oil. Add the chopped onions
  • On a low heat, fry for few minutes till tender. You may cover it
  • Add celery/coriander. Stir well. cook for a minute or two
  • Add potatoes, tomatoes(and other veggies). Mix well
  • Pour 2 mugs= 500 ml boiling water. Let it all come to a boil
  • Lower heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until all veggies are cooked through
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • If you think there is not enough liquid left, add some more boling water
  • Blend thoroughly with a hand mixer or in a blender/ liquidiser
  • No need to seive!
  • In winter, fresh tomatoes are very pale in color. So, u may add few tablespoons of tomato puree.
  • In summer, u can get lovely pumpkin. So u may alter this recipe to pumpkin soup by adding more pumpkin and less tomatoes!
  • If u have some boiled dal, u can add it to the soup before blending
  • U can add a spoon or two of baked beans too

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