Monday, January 22, 2007
As these days its pretty cold out ,i always try to prepare something hot to keep ourself warm.Ialways like spicy and hot dishes sothing like soups and hot rasams.So today i would like to share one such recipe of creamy soup with you.Tomato soup is one of my altime favorites.I like to have it with crunchy chips at the side or butter roasted bread bits dipped in it with 1/2 spoon of butter at the centre.This is the simplest soup what one can prepare but yet it tastes the best among all the soups.The lovely bright red colour and the sweetish sour taste of the tomato compliment with the spicy pepper added to it.
tomato puree- 2cups
water - 2 cup
Pepper - 1tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
corn starch - 1/2 tsp
garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
onion powder -1/2 tsp
basil powder - 1/2 tsp[optional]
1.Take about 2-3 well riped tomatoes and pure it ito nice paste or even the store bought one small tin of tomatoe puree can be used.
2.Take a pan add 1/2 tsp of butter and allow it to melt,then add the puree to it and allow it to boil saute it occasionally.
3.Now when it boils add2 cups of water ,season it with salt and pepper.Then add onion and gralic powder and bring to a boil.
then add corn starch dissoleved in cold water and add it to hot soup slowly lowering the heat amd wisking continously.
4.Now if you dont have onin and garlic powder then chopp iboth about 1 tsp, lenthwise and thinly, then fry it in butter till it turns out crunchy and dark brown and add it to soup at the end and just heat it.it will taste even better.
5.Then at the end add add basil and serve hot with a small piece of butter served at the top and crispy chips in the sides.