Tomato Soup (Tamatar Shorba)
A tangy soup of spice-tinged tomatoes, the Cream of Tomato Soup is a choice that perfectly pleases the Indian palate. A combination of tomato puree and freshly cooked tomatoes are combined with spices and blended into a rich soup, which is made all the more luxuriant by the addition of fresh cream. Kindle the appetite by serving this easy to make soup hot and fresh with bread croutons.
Recipe Type: Starters, Snacks
Preperation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 14 mins
Total Time: 34 mins
4 cups finely chopped ripe tomatoes
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
3 whole black peppercorns (kalimirch)
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup tomato puree
2 tsp sugar
salt and to taste
1 1/2 tbsp fresh cream
For The Garnish
2 tsp fresh cream
1/4 cup deep-fried bread croutons
Combine the tomatoes with 1 cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, add the bayleaf and peppercorns, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Remove the bayleaf and discard it. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
Blend the mixture in a mixer till smooth and strain it using a strainer.
Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pani, add the plain flour and sauté on medium flame for 1 minute.
Add the prepared tomato mixture, 1 cup of water, tomato purée, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Add the sugar, salt, pepper and fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Garnish with fresh cream and serve hot with bread croutons.