Recipe: Tomato Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 finely chopped tomatoes
  • Garlic 3-4 cloves
  • 1 ½ tsp butter
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Bread slices 4
  • 3tsp cream

Method of tomato puree

  • First rinse the tomatoes really well & keep aside.
  • Remove the steam if there are any.
  • In a sauce pan take enough water (approx. 6-8 cups) so that the tomatoes get immersed completely.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the water and being the water rolling boil.
  • Add the tomatoes & switch off the flame.
  • Close the saucepan with the lid.
  • Let the tomatoes be immersed in the hot water 20-30minutes.
  • Drain the water and let them warm or cool down.
  • In the meantime, finely crush the garlic & keep aside
  • Once the tomatoes become cool down, then peel them. Slice off the eye part from the tomatoes.
  • Chop the tomatoes & blend the tomatoes to a smooth puree, keep aside

Method of bread croutons

  • Heat a pan
  • Place the bread in the pan and on a low flame toast the bread till its browned and crisp from both sides
  • Once the bread is toasted slice it into cubes.

Method of tomato soup

  • Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan add the bay leaf & garlic and saute on a low flame for a minute.
  • Add the smooth tomato puree, cup of water, cream, sugar, salt, mix well & cook on a medium flame for 4-5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Switch off the flame add the black pepper powder, cumin powder, & mix well.
  • Serve with bread croutons & cream.
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