YOU too can make this, can’t you? A simple, barely any ingredients and quick to make soup — on a nice chilly day or a cold winter morning or on just any other day. Sick? Well, this can just do the trick!
- 10 big tomatoes
- 250 ml tomato purée
- 100 ml fresh cream
- 4 small fresh twigs of coriander
- Crumbs (readymade or make it at home)
- 2 inch ginger
- 4 cloves medium garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Quick tip: Tomato purée, croutons and fresh cream all of this can be picked up from a store but if you have home made then great! You can use the powdered versions of ginger, garlic and pepper.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Make at home crumbs: There are readymade croutons available in the market. I use bread to make these. Alternatively, you can split plain buns if you don’t find bread.
- Chop the bread slices to the desired size — 1/3rd pieces works fine
- Chop and leave the crumbs to dry by spreading on paper or some tissues (do this a few hours prior)
- Once all dried, fry them plain or in very little oil till it turns light brown. Keep aside.
- Wash, chop coriander into tiny pieces for garnish
- Make a paste or use fine powder of ginger, garlic and pepper in 3:2:1 ratio (this completely depends on your capacity of spice levels)
- Fresh cream if thick, mix a little water and make it smooth and suitable for garnishing purposes, add it in a sauce or topping bottle — works just fine!
- Wash and squash all tomatoes in a good blender (chop before putting in if your blender turns cranky for some reason)
- Add tomato purée to it, along with the ginger, garlic and pepper powder or paste and continue blending with water, salt and a little oil for the desired consistency
- Transfer to a cooking pan, sauté till it gets nice and creamy
Your tomato soup is ready. Garnish it with chopped coriander and a curve of fresh cream. Serve hot with bread crumbs or croutons. This serves as a good appetizer and obviously boosts your hunger for the main course.
Here’s what tomatoes can do for you.
Beautiful image source: Funfoodfrolic
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