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Tomato Soup

Easy tomato soup
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • Tomato : 1 kg
  • Onion : 2 nos
  • Carrot : 2 nos
  • 6 nos Cloves garlic : 5
  • 12 nos Whole black peppercorns : 10
  • Bay leaves : 2 nos
  • Tomato puree : 200 ml
  • Vegetable maggi stock cubes : 3 nos
  • Olive oil : 1 tsp
  • Freshly ground black pepper : few
  • Sugar : 2 tsp
  • Salt : to taste

Instructions
 

  • To peel the skin of the tomato – cut a very shallow X on the bottom of the tomato. This will aid in the actual peeling of the tomato later in the process.
  • Place a pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Then, drop the tomatoes into the boiling water.
  • Remove it after 30 seconds or when the skin begins to peel and blanch in cold water.
  • The tomato should still be very firm, with the skin wrinkled and hanging off it slightly.
  • Begin peeling the tomato. Peel the skin off with your hands.
  • Roughly chop the peeled tomatoes.
  • Finely chop the onions and carrots and mince the garlic.
  • Heat olive oil in deep pan and sauté the minced garlic, black peppercorns and bay leaves for a minute or two.
  • Add the chopped onions and carrots and cook for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Enter Step
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, sugar, salt and 1 cup of water.
  • Cover and cook the tomatoes on a low flame till they are soft and mushy. Approximately 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock cubes and 2 cups water. (If you have fresh vegetable stock you can use that).
  • Add the tomato puree and water according to the consistency of the soup that you require and bring to a boil. Keep the soup aside to cool.
  • Remove the bay leaves and black peppercorns and blend the soup in a mixer and strain to remove the seeds.
  • Pour the puréed soup back into the pan and reheat it over a medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally until you can see bubbles breaking gently on the surface.
  • Taste a spoonful and add a pinch of salt if required.
  • Pour into a serving bowl and add freshly ground black pepper powder.
  • Serve with garlic bread.
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