Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tomato Soup - The Restaurant Style

Some recipes, we do not want to deviate even a bit from the restaurant or the traditional ones. Somehow, I do not prefer even enhancements in the recipes. Such recipes are also always on the top wanted list of our food choices. One such is the tomato soup, I have hunted for some recipe in so many, so many places but never came to my satisfaction. The below recipe was shared from one of my friends, who's friend is a chef. And he shares the tricks and hints to restaurant style flavors.


I'm always fond of Hot and sour soup, but somehow love to taste and enjoy the tomato soup every-time. In many times, I have tasted more of sugar in the soup. I do not like the sugar taste in anything but sweets.



Tomato Soup
(Print this Recipe)

You need

8-10 large fresh plump tomatoes
1 medium size onion - chopped
5-6 garlic cloves - cut into pieces
2 bay leaves
5-6 cloves (lavang)
1 tsp black pepper powder
salt - to taste
5 tbsp whipping cream (or fresh cream)
2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp butter
6-8 cups of water
coriander leaves - for garnish (optional)
cream or shredded cheese - for garnish
croutons (for garnish)

Take a big stock pot. Add little oil and saute the onions until translucent. Need not brown the onions. Then add the garlic and saute till the rawness goes off. Then add the bay leaves, cloves, red chillies and black pepper. Saute them all for a while. Now add the tomatoes and cook them nicely.

Take a blender to grind all these with some water, if required. Finally, filter them through a big mesh if required. Transfer to the stock pot and add water, salt and cook for a while. To the end add whipping cream or Heavy cream and cook for 2 mins.

Top with some cream and croutons and serve hot along with your favorite appetizer.


Note: Always make sure, onions or garlic or tomatoes are cooked well. Esp., onions or garlic will not cook after grinding or after adding tomatoes. Also, add right amount or less of cloves and bay leaves.
Prepare a batch of tomato soup without heavy cream, and add heavy cream and cook for a while and serve hot.

18 comments:

  1. hearty soup vidhya! love the lovely red of the soup

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  3. Healthy and delicious soup dear :)

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  4. Presentation also looks restaurant style Vidya, yumm..

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  5. Yummy soup..I thought had reached a restaurant,lovely presentation!
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  6. Stunning and super comforting soup..

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  7. yummy soup..tomato is my personal favorite

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  9. hi vidya, i like tomato soup too and yours looks yummy... happy sinday dear

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  11. I always love tomato soup, looks soooo yum.

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  12. so delicious and healthy...........

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  14. Looks incredible and super tempting..

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  16. Never tried tomato soup at home... Will try Surwly

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  17. 1st time here.. you have managed nice blog.. this tomato soup looks so delicious.. recipe sounds very good. I am your new follower from now

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  18. Lovely!!! Now i will stop buying Maggi soup packets! ;-)

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