Tomato Soup

Few days back, I posted something with strong vibes of summer! And it’s all gone… Cold, Rainy, Windy weather since then :( I just wanted to be cozy in my bed with a blanket on n a book to read! But my bad luck, did not have milk or bread for breakfast, so had to go super-market n get them before weekend starts. My pair of jeans, magenta tee n grey jacket over it! Keeping a positive mindset of having a walk outside, I wore my slip-on shoes n went out!

It was pretty windy outside, but a sight of pink/purple/green tiny flowers made me happy! Put on my hands-free, started a playlist of my favorite oldie-goldie songs n kept walking. Got the required stuff from super-market n walked back to home! All what I observed on my way back… Colors of flowers, butterflies around, heavy traffic at lunch time, grey clouds covering the sky, my hair-strand enjoying wind, droplets of water on leaves, trees saying ‘just-took-shower’…. Wow! I really felt like going everyday out in this weather :)

ingredients

Admiring the beauty of chilly weather, I thought of making a soup bowl this evening! Wanted to have a light meal, so thought of roasting some potatoes with herbs n pan-grilling beans along with some bread sticks. A soupy affair, I must say!!! Very much comforting, no strong flavors… Sipping on a hot bowl of ‘Tomato Soup’ gives a heavenly feeling on a lovely evening :)

tomato soup

INGREDIENTS:

2 Red Tomatoes
1/2 Onion
1 Carrot, small
1 Garlic Clove
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tsp Sugar
1 BayLeaf
2 Cloves
3-4 Black Peppercorns
1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
3 cups Water
Salt, to taste

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Boil tomatoes and carrot pieces in water with a little salt for 6-7 mins.
  2. Take them out and reserve water for using it later.
  3. Peel the tomato skin and let them cool down to room temp.
  4. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a deep non-stick vessel.
  5. Add roughly chopped onion and minced garlic in it and saute for 1-2 mins.
  6. Take tomatoes, carrot in a mixture jar and grind them along with onion-garlic to make a smooth paste.
  7. Heat olive oil in the same vessel again.
  8. Add prepared paste with reserved water and all other spices (including saboot garam masala).
  9. Let it come to boil on high heat and then simmer it for around 20-25 mins.
  10. Serve this rich tomato soup when it’s warm!!!

rich tomato soup

SJ’s NOTE:

  • I served it with homemade bread-sticks! You can use cheese straws or tiny croutons too!
  • Add a tbsp of cream to make it richer!!! Hubby doesn’t like creamy soups… so I avoided :)

Linking it to the on-going event ‘Soups with SS’ hosted by Shruti J (that’s me) and Sonal ย :)

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