Past 10 days everywhere it is raining heavily. I was getting update in Whatsapp from my friends that who could reach to office who is working from home. No it’s difficult to take leave at office ratheryou can bunk school :P. I remember the rainy days concept in school! Some of the places in the country has flooded and water is overflowing from the dam. Hope the situation comes under control soon and pray for the people who lost their homes in flood.
What is the food comes in your mind when it rains heavily? I prefer a cup of hot coffee along with some pakoras. My husband prefers khichuri (khichdi) and omelette. I know many of our readers prefer hot soup to enjoy the outside weather. Here I am sharing the recipe of Tomato soup. This is an easy soup and can be prepared using ingredients available at home. Last week my sister was telling roads in Mumbai has gone under water so I know the condition everywhere and don’t expect to go anyone outside of home. Though tomatoes are pretty expensive these days but this is one of the basic vegetable we always keep in our pantry along with potato and onion.
This tomato soup itself has a creamy texture hence I have not added any extra cream into it however if you want you can add at the end. Enjoy hot tomato soup along with bread stick or addition of bread croutons. I prefer bread croutons. You can prepare bread croutons at home.
Tomato Soup / How to make Tomato Soup?
Tomatoes – 4, big and juicy
Onion -1 medium chopped
Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves, chopped
Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon or adjust according to taste
Salt to taste
Butter- 2 teaspoon
All purpose flour/maida – 3/4 teaspoon
Bread croutons – (optional)
1. At first heat butter in a pan and saute garlic and onions.
2. Next add chopped tomatoes, 1 cup of water, salt and transfer in a pressure cooker. Allow one whistle.
3. After it cools down take it in a blender and make puree.
4. Next strain the blended mixture in a soup strainer to remove seeds and skin of tomatoes.
5. After that heat a pan and melt a little butter in a pan, add maida to it and cook for a few seconds on low flame. Keep on stirring to avoid burning. Maida is added to thicken the soup.
6. Now add the blended mixture little by little to the maida. Keep on stirring it.
7. Reheat the soup, adjust the salt. Add pepper powder and serve it with fried bread croutons.