Friday, December 2, 2011

Tomato & Basil Soup

Its winters and all that you want is a hot bowl of soup. Nothing can a beat a tomato soup and this can be possible in winters only when you get red ripe tomatoes in the market.

Tomato &  Basil Soup

1kg Tomatoes
1medium sized Onion
1/2 cup Capsicum
5 cloves of Garlic
20 Basil Leaves
Salt to taste
Black Pepper Powder to taste
3cups Vegetable Stock or water
2tbsp Butter or oil

  • Boil the tomatoes. Peel the skin when it cools down. Grind it in the mixer.
  • Heat oil/butter in a pan, add in chopped garlic. Roast them for a while till it turns brown in color.
  • Now add in chopped onions. Stir well. Let it cook till it turns pink.'
  • Now add in the chopped capsicum.
  • After 2 minutes, add in the tomato paste.
  • Let it simmer on low flame.
  • Add in basil leaves. 
  • Remove from flame after 15-20 minutes.
  • When it cools down. Again Grind it in the mixer so that it is smooth paste.
  • Then strain it with a help of a strainer.
  • Now add in vegetbale stock or water.
  • Put it again on the medium flame.
  • Let it simmer with basil leaves + black pepper powder + butter + salt until it thickens.
  • Remove from flame.
  • Serve hot with bread croutons.

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