Monday, April 11, 2011

Tomato Soup Recipe (Cream of Tomato Soup) - Restaurant Style

Tomato Soup is my fav - thick, rich and creamy is my kind of soup and this recipe fits the bill aptly. I have tried this recipe few times now and it has become my family favorite too.
Tomato Soup Recipe
Cream of tomato soup Recipe
Recipe Reference : Tasty Palattes
Makes 2 cups

Ingredients:
  • Tomatoes - 3
  • Beetroot - a small piece
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch size
  • Bayleaf - a small piece
  • Cinnamon stick - 1/4 inch in size
  • Cloves - 1
  • Salt - as required
  • Water - 2 .5cups
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Corn Flour - 1 tsp
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • Butter - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Bread - 2 slices



Tomato Soup Recipe
Method:
  1. In a pressure cooker add tomatoes, beetroot, ginger, garlic, bayleaf, cinnamom, cloves, salt with water and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.
  2. Once the pressure releases, find out cinnamom and cloves, dicard them and grind rest of pressure cooked ingredients until smooth.
  3. Strain using a medium sized hole strainer and keep aside. Cut bread slices into small squares and toast/deep fry them until crispy and make it ready and keep aside.
  4. In a pan melt butter in low flame then add cornflour and saute until the flour turns slightly brown.Now add milk stirring continuosly to avoid forming lumps. Mix well until bubbles ooze out and milk gets slightly thickened. Now add the grinded tomato pulp and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add water if necessary(if the soup is very thick) and keep stirring in low flame. Check salt at this stage adjust accordingly. Allow it for a single boil and then switch off.
  6. Serve hot with pepper powder and garnish with cream/milk. Add the bread squares and enjoy ur soup.
Cream of tomato soup Recipe
My Notes:
  • Dont use a fine hole strainer as we need the pulp of the tomatoes. I didnt sieve it this time and it was good as we are grinding it well.
  • You can use freshly cracked pepper powder which gives a unique flavour to the soup
  • You can toast bread slices or deep fry them until crispy.The rich red color is from the beetroot and you can not sense any taste of the veggie.
  • This soup is very thick even without adding cornflour so adjust cornflour and water accordingly.
  • You can add 1 carrot too as in the orginal recipe, I skipped it as slightly modifies the taste.
Cream of tomato soup Recipe

This soup tastes like the ones they serve in restaurants so am happy to have learnt the trick of the restaurant style tomato soup...rich, creamy and tasty :)

You can add cream for garnishing which gives a even more richer taste.Dont skip the bread squares as tomato soup with crispy bread squares is the best combination.

Tomato Soup Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J

60 comments:

  1. The rich color of the soup makes it even more appetizing. Slurrrp....

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  2. wow love the color of the soup. very nice pics.

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  3. This looks like one of the best tomato soups.... beetroot must have enhanced the colour..so comforting.

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  4. Awesome soup. I'm not a big fan of tomato soup but yours makes me have a secoond thought !

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  5. Can't get over the color- GORGEOUS!!


    US Masala

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  6. perefect n delicious soup....it looks very thick n creamy!!nice presentation and click dear!

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  7. What a colorful n healthy soup!!

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  8. Yum ...looks so perfect and delicious ...it's raining here and lunch time ...I would love to have it :)

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  9. semma kalakkal photos of a very delicious soup. Love the complimenting colours, yellow of the cloth, white od the bowl and the deep orange red of the soup:)

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  10. The soup looks so nice and rich....and needless to say....awesome clicks!!!

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  11. Looks sinfully delicious and I can't wait to try these....

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  12. love this one..even I add a small piece of beet root for d color....but if it is more it spoils d taste of it...urs look yumm n nice color...:)

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  13. Healthy, delicious and colorful soup..lovely click as always.

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  14. thats sounds really yum. what a bright red colour.love to have a sip in this rainy weather here.beautiful clicks

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  15. The Soup looks very mouth watering.. Loved the presentation with croutons in the background :)

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  16. Cool idea of adding beetroot for the attractive colour,far better than using harmful food colours! Super soup and super clicks! :)

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  17. Welcome back and wow what a rich and red soup :) Love the color and the bread squares are sure a great combo with tomato soup :) The method is slightly different from what I make. Will try your method next time :)

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  18. What a color man!!!! Fell in love with the clicks!!!!! never tried making soups @ home!!!! Bookmarking this!!!

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  19. Absolutely lip smacking....Will definitely try it...Beautiful clicks...

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  20. Wow...look that thick, creamy and yum soup.....perfect looking.....

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  21. I love Tomato soup too..adding beetroot to the soup to get that reddish colour is a great idea!

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  22. Slurp,mouthwatering here...fantastic soup...

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  23. Wat a vibrant colour, soup looks comforting and inviting..

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  24. Yummy!!!Delicious soup,perfect colour...

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  25. Really restaurant-y... Looks so yum and inviting

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  26. Wow..love the beautiful rich color of the soup..looks so tempting and yummy!

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  27. Looks gorgeous,loved the vibrant color, inviting.

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  28. Love the color..This is even better than the restaurant version :) A creamy, hot & soothing bowl of soup...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  29. The soup looks so tempting and delicious. Beautiful colour.

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  30. I like the rich color of the soup.

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  31. The color says it all. The pics show how thick n creamy it is :-)

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  32. Creamy and yummy tomato soup...

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  33. Love all the pictures first of all. Even I too add beets in tomato that gives lovely color.

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  34. soup looks delicious lovely presentation

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  35. What a vibrant color to that soup..I am not a big fan to soups either, but like sweet corn soup...

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  36. That an attractive color and we love soup a lot!

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  37. so tempting and colorful soup...Finally found how the colors comes...Thanks for the tips..

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  38. I am a huge tomato fan and this soup is amazing.. quite different from the way I make.. Bookmarked!

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  39. I am great fan of Tomato soup, love it always with lots of pepper!, looks so delicious, beautiful clicks too..

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  40. Lovely little bowl of soup and love the red colour. lovely idea to add beetroot for the colour and hte nutrition!!!
    Great click Sharmi!

    Shobha

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  41. I can feel the tangy taste of tomato. Great colour.

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  42. thanks a lot sharmilee, tried it yesterday and it was a double hit at home. Thanks a lot for it:-)

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  43. Hey sharmi....first attempt of soup making was flop....secondly i suceeded.....its bright colour was attraction at my home.....thanx dear....
    Ramya venkatesh
    kuwait

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  44. Sharmi u made my day..!! My kids love tomato soup..but I dint know how prepare it at home, n so everytime we had to go to a pricey restaurant. I was a dud in all my previous attempts, leave alone d ready-made knorr soups (yuck!!!)
    But ur recipe has literally saved our family :)
    Even a soup-hater as me, loved this tomato soup of urs..Thanks a lot man..!!!!!

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  45. love da colour man !! And lovely clicks!

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  46. awesum rich colour n awesum clicks ! M GONA TRY IT 2NIGHT!

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  47. hi sharmi.. wat will be the substitute for corn flour?

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    1. Cornflour is just for thickening the soup....I am not really sure of the substitute...

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  48. Hi sharmilee! I'm a fan of your recipes. I've curated your recipe for creamy tomato soup. Please run through my blog and let me know your suggestions. I’ve a question. Can someone let me know if I can use cilantro or basil leaves, instead of oregano? Also I would like to know if I cud use cheese or sour whipped cream? Click

    http://indiapulse.sulekha.com/local-pulse/quickie-snack-hot-creamy-tomato-soup_post_4445

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    1. Hi Esther,

      Oregano has a strong flavor - Basil is also strong but on a different note - They taste yummy in fried rice. Cilantro is the mildest of all. I dont think they can be substitutable.

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  49. Wow, am too becoming ur fan.... Superb!

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  50. Excellent recipe and photo. I loved it.

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  51. hi

    Can we use olive oil instead of butter?

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    1. Yes you can use but the flavour is even more better when butter is used....

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  52. Using of beet root is must? Can I not skip that?

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    1. No its just for color....you can skip that too :)

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