This is a recipe of authentic tomato soup followed in hotels.usually I mix all the ingredients together, cook for 3 whistles and purée. ….soup ready.
1 tbsp Butter
6 big Tomatoes
1 big Onion, chopped roughly
1/2 tsp Garlic, Chopped roughly
1 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1 tbsp water.
1/4 cup Cream
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
Black pepper to taste
Water – 1 + 2 cups
Boil 3 cups of water in the deep sauce pan. When boiling, drop washed whole tomatoes in the boiling water. Cover with lid. Switch off the gas stove. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes.Drain the water out. Take them out in a plate and peel the skin off the tomatoes. Discard the peels.
Chop the blanched and peeled tomatoes roughly.Keep aside.
In a pan heat butter,add garlic and sauté for 4-5 seconds on low heat, till slightly pinkish. Add onions to the pan now. Sauté for 3-4 minutes on medium flame, till they are soft.
Add chopped tomatoes to the pan,Add 1 cup of water. Cover the lid and cook on medium flame for 7-8 minutes or till tomatoes are soft and cooked.
Now switch of the gas and add 2 cups of cold water.let it stand for 10 minutes. Once cooled blend this mixture in a mixie to form soft purée.Now strain the purée through a sieve .
Put the puree in a pan back on medium fire. Add dissolved Cornflour, salt, red chilli powder,black pepper and sugar to it. Stir it well. Bring it to a boil and then simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes more. Stir 1/4 cup of cream and stir.
Cook on medium lower flame for 2 more minutes.Remove in serving bowls, garnish with crutons and serve hot.
Happy Cooking !!!