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Monday, December 2, 2013

Winter Soul Comfort :Short-cut Cream of Tomato Soup

Cream of tomato, is one such dish that appeals to people of all ages. Old, young, all love it and its very difficult to find a substitute of it. A tomato soup is what is very difficult to displace. On a cozy winter evening, a big mug of soup with some crunchy grissini or some cheese straws, the combination is nothing but eternal.

Tomato as an ingredient is very soul comforting and the redness is very pleasng to the eye. Thus most tomato based soups taste nice. It requires a herculean effort to run a tomato soup. Be  it a basic Creme de Tomate or a rustic Minestrone or a homely Tomato Dhania Shorba, all of us love tomato in out soups.

Well, there are many ways of making a cream of tomato soup but I being my lazy self always like to simplify it. Sharing a simple but super scrumptious recipe below.

Cream of Tomato Soup

Tomato juice 2 cups
Tomato puree ½ cup
Tomato ketchup ½ cup
Butter 1 heaped tbsp
Maida 1 tbsp
Cream ½ cup
Chili powder ½ tsp
Onion 1 nos chopped
Celery chopped 2 tsp
Carrot grated ¼ nos

  • Melt butter in a pan and sauté onion celery and carrot red chili powder
  • Add the maida to make roux
  • Add tomato juice and cook till thick and puree and ketchup and boil
  • Finish with cream and seasoning and strain the soup
  • Garnish with a cream swirl

 This recipe is not authentic but super easy to make and really appeals to the palette ...
Bon Appetit ...


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much .... I really like your blog too
      please let me know how the recipe turned out



  2. Rahul, I must tryout this soup very soon.