tomato soup

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Winter !! Winter !! Winter !! White winter and hot soup is such a great combination.

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Winter is such a beautiful season.Winter always reminds me of this beautiful song from the movie ‘Sound of Music’ …where the song goes like …Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens , Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens, Silver white winters ……….. I absolutely love everything about winter – those starry flaky snow, the feeling of walking on fresh snow , those barren trees waiting for spring to colour them up, cuddling up in a warm place and something hot to drink. Yes …the best bet would be hot chocolate or hot soup…..Mmmmmm……

Today the soup recipe that I am sharing is that which my mom makes and its been this way so long that I cannot even remember 🙂 !! So I can call this my comfort food. I generally prefer this for a dinner with some bread and salad but eat it I mean drink it the way you like it 🙂

Ingredients
Serves 4

  • 4 Big sized Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 inch of Ginger
  • 5-6 pods of Pepper , freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch/Cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons Water +
  • 4 cups of Water
  • Salt to taste

For Flavoring

  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon

In a small muslin cloth, place the cloves and cinnamon and tie the loose ends to make a small bag.

Method

  • Roughly chop onions, tomatoes, carrots and ginger.
  • In a pressure cooker, add the vegetables, water and the flavor bag.
  • After about 2 whistles , remove from heat and allow it to cool.
  • Transfer the vegetables into a mixie jar .
  • Discard the flavor bag.
  • Puree it well so that there no lumps. You can strain the puree to get a smooth liquid.
  • Now transfer it back onto a pot and add salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Allow it to boil for a  few minutes.
  • In a small bowl take cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water and mix well.
  • Add this into the soup which will make it thicker.
  • Boil for a couple of more minutes and check on the seasonings.
  • Serve hot with more ground pepper and warm toasted bread.

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Heap of Spice

daughter, daughter in law , wife, mother of two, sister ,aunt , homemaker 😃

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