Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Tomato Soup


Unfortunately yesterday there was some problem with Internet connection at home & I couldn't blog nor do any work on line. Now everything is back to normal & I am happy to be back in my small on line space. I cant tell you how many pending posts I have! There are more than 30 food pics for which I have to update the post in my blog. Frankly I love cooking more than writing:) or for that matter talking. You ask me for a recipe on call, I will go blablabla..... but if someone asks me to post a recipe online, I will be as slow as a snail:) I also have a friend who is here in Singapore for a week with us. Tuesday was a full shopping fun day. I took her to Bugis street, orchard & she shopped a lot. Along with her, even I was able to find some stuff for myself.

Now coming  back to today's post, This is a Tomato soup recipe & a old one. I think made this some 2 months ago. The color looks more yellowish because the tomatoes I had were not very red. In most resturants they also add in some red color to the soup to make it look red. I just went with the natural color. I am not a soup person & I make them very rarely. But now I am thinking that I need to make more of soup for dinner. That way I can keep my weight under control. This is how I made it.



Serves: 4 big bowl
Making time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients:
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbspn minced garlic
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 chicken cube
  • 1/4cup hot water
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 tspn pepper powder
  • 1 Tbsp corn flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tspn sugar
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • salt as per taste

Direction:
  1. Put the tomatoes in boiling water for 2 minutes, now remove tomatoes out. Gently peel off the skin of the tomatoes, chop them & set aside
  2. In a Pan add oil, fry garlic, onion until translucent.
  3. Combine the chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper powder & saute this for 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes are mashy
  4. Add the chicken cube in 1/4 cup of hot water & make a think paste. Add this paste also to the tomatoes mixture.
  5. Now allow the tomato mixture to cool for sometime & once cooled out in in a blender & make a smooth puree out of it.
  6. Pour the puree back into the Pan & bring this to a boil along with 3 cups of water for about 2 minutes.
  7. Now make a paste out of 1/4 cup of water & corn flour. Pour this mixture into the tomato puree mixture along with sugar & keep stirring. Turn off the flame after 1 boil.
  8. Garnish the soup with coriander leaves & some extra pepper powder if required.

Note:
  • If you are a vegetarian then skip adding chicken cube. Since I love the chicken flavour, I added this. You may also want to add vegetable stock instead
 

3 comments:

  1. loved the intro... even i have loads in the drafts, but now i'm worried about my blah blah ceasing... sometimes i so run out of ideas what to write b4 the recipes, that i think, ah, forget it, no need to post today!!! :) the soup looks really yum, hope u njoyed with ur frnds...

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    1. Hehe Rafeeda :) but ur too good lady. U are managing so well with a full time job, kids & regular blogging.

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  2. nice presentation .. my fav soup

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