Slurp it!

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!

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Water

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.

Serves: 2

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.

Method:

  1. Chop the bread slices to the desired size — 1/3rd pieces works fine
  2. Chop and leave the crumbs to dry by spreading on paper or some tissues (do this a few hours prior)
  3. Once all dried, fry them plain or in very little oil till it turns light brown. Keep aside.

Method: Preparation

  1. Wash, chop coriander into tiny pieces for garnish
  2. 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)
  3. 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!
  4. Wash and squash all tomatoes in a good blender (chop before putting in if your blender turns cranky for some reason)
  5. 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
  6. 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.


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