Tomato Soup

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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.

Ingredients

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

Method

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.

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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 .

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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.

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Cook on medium lower flame for 2 more minutes.Remove in serving bowls, garnish with crutons and serve hot.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera

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