Monday, March 24, 2014

Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup

    Preparation time - 35 to 45 minutes










    Ingredients:

    1. Tomatoes - 5 large (on the vine tomatoes) -Diced
    2. Onions - Half of Big onion - Finely Chopped
    3. Green Pepper - Half - Finely Chopped
    4. Carrot (Optional) - 1 Finely chopped
    5. Basil - 5 to 8 leaves - Finely chopped
    6. Cilantro/Coriander leaves  - For Garnish
    7. Garlic - 1 Clove  - Finely Chopped
    8. Green Chilli - 1 (Optional) - Finely Chopped
    9. Spring onions (white part only) - Chopped
    10. Chilli powder - 1/2 Spoon
    11. Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
    12. Dhaniya Powder - 1 1/2 spoons
    13. Milk  or Sour Cream - 5 spoons
    14. Butter - 1 Spoon
    15. Corn Flour - 2 spoons
    16. Cumin - 2 spoons
    17. Vegetable Oil - 4 spoons
    18. Salt - 1 to 2 spoons
    19. Bread slice - 1

    Procedure:

    • Heat a pan. Add 1 spoon of vegetable oil.
    • Add the Cumin seeds. Immediately add the Garlic, Green Chilli. Saute them for 10-20 seconds
    • Add the Finely chopped onions, carrot and Green pepper. Saute for 2  minutes.
    • Add a pinch of salt.
    • Transfer the contents to a blender. Blend for 2 minutes.

    • Heat the pan again.
    • Add 1 spoon of Vegetable Oil.
    • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 2 to 4 minutes.
    • Transfer the tomatoes to the blender to add with existing contents.
    • Add the dhaniya powder.
    • Blend for  5 minutes.

    • Heat the pan and add another 2 spoons of oil.
    • Pour the puree in the pan.
    • Add Turmeric powder. Add chilli powder.  Add salt (as per need)
    • Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the color changes
    • Mix 2 spoons of Corn flour in 1 cup of water. Add in to the boiling soup. Boil for 5 mins
    • Add the finely chopped spring onions and basil.
    • Add the butter. Add the sour cream or milk.
    • Add 1 or 2 cups of water to get desired consistency.
    • Allow Boil for 10 minutes (cover if needed) . Meanwhile prepare bread crumbs.

    • Prepare Bread crumbs -
      • Cut the bread slice into 9 to 16 pieces
      • Heat a skillet to high flame for 5 mins.
      • Lower the flame. Add 1/2 spoon of butter
      • Add the bread pieces and toast to golden brown on low flame.

    • Serve in a bowl.
    • Garnish with Coriander leaves and toasted bread crumbs. 
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