Get Yourself Winter Ready With A Hot Bowl Of Tomato Soup

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Tomato Soup

There is no doubt that winter brings with itself the cravings for a hot and steamy bowl of soup. And tomato soup remains the all-time go-to soup for everyone. Tomatoes come with a wide range of health benefits; they are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Tomato soup is highly nutritious with low calorific values.

Here is a restaurant-style soup that could be enjoyed at home while lying in the blanket.

Tomato soup

Prepare time: 5-7 min
Cook: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves/ tej patta
  • salt
  • ½ teaspoon or 2-3 small garlic
  • ⅓ cup or 1 medium onion
  • 500 grams or 6-7 medium tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of raw sugar or white sugar
  • crushed black pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Preparation

Via: Envato
  1. Start the preparation by melting the butter in a pot. Keep the flame medium-low so that it doesn’t burn.
  2. Add two bay leaves and fry them until they are burned; avoid burning them.
  3. Now add finely chopped garlic and onions to the pot and stir it well.
  4. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until the onion turns translucent.
  5. Next, add freshly chopped onions and a pinch of salt, according to taste, and mix it well.
  6. Cover the pot and simmer the heat to low until the tomatoes soften. Cook for about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Keep checking the mixture and if the liquid dries up, add water to it and stir.
  8. After tomatoes are softened, discard the curry leaves from them and keep the mixture aside to cool down.
  9. After cooling down of the mixture, pour it into the blender and blend it to get a smooth, consistent soup puree.
  10. Now take a strainer and strain the puree through it.
  11. Pour the puree back into the pot and add 1 cup of water, and heat it.
  12. Add one teaspoon of sugar to it and mix the soup well.
  13. Season the soup well with black pepper and turn off the stove.
  14. Depending on the required richness, add 1-2 tablespoons of cream.

Serve the hot soup with crunchy bread croutons and garnish it with freshly chopped basil/mint or coriander leaves.