Tuesday 26 February 2013

Tomato Soup [South Indian Style]

We make tomato soup in different ways, but this is my mom’s version. You can drink it as such or add it to rice and have it or it can be had with bread. This is a special soup in my family because it was my thattha’s (grandpa's) favorite. Check out my other  Rasam Varieties here...

Here’s how to make Tomato Soup with step by step photos...


Tomato                                                          6 nos
Onion                                                             1 finely chopped      
Green Chillies                                               4 slit length wise
Ginger                                                            1 inch piece crushed
Garlic                                                             3 cloves crushed
Coriander Powder                                       1 tbsp
Cinnamon Sticks                                          2
Cloves                                                            2
Fennel Seeds                                                 ½ tsp
Bay leaves                                                     2
Oil                                                                   1 tsp   
Coriander leaves                                          2 tsp finely chopped
Salt                                                                as needed

In a deep dish boil the water real good, at that time drop the tomatoes in the water and leave it for 2 min. Remove the tomatoes from the water and peel the skin. [This process is called as blanching]. Save the water for later.

Next blend the peeled tomatoes in the blender in to fine paste and keep it aside.

In a pan heat oil, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, fennel seeds and bay leaves and sauté for 30 sec’s. Now add the onions, chillies, garlic and ginger and sauté until golden brown.

Now add the pureed tomatoes and the saved water and let it boil. Now add the coriander powder, salt and let it boil for 5 min’s.

Garnish it with coriander leaves and yummy tomato soup is ready to be served.

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  1. romba different tha iruku...try pannuren..

  2. Thanks faiza, try having it in rice it will be wonderful...

  3. wow it looks yummy dear.. good for my soar throat..

  4. Chutney looks inviting !
    Thanks for sending dear!

  5. Looks yummy! Happy to follow you!

  6. Soup looks so delicious dear...Yummy :)

  7. I prepared and gave to my wife, she liked it very much in this rainy day in chennai

    1. Thanks a lot for trying this tomato soup, my dads fav soup. happy ur wife loved it. Keep visiting priyas virundhu for more delightful recipes

  8. It's very delicious I try today only ��

  9. Nice...I like very much this soup why because, Tomato Soup is popular all over India for their great taste. This Tomato Soup Powder has various nutritional properties as well. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe. Keep blogging. Thank You...


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