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Hearty Tomato Soup Recipe

by Sonia on January 18, 2010

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Dear Readers,

First, let me apologize for delay in posting. I am sorry for not posting any recipe in new year beginning. Actually, my past 3 weeks had been v.very busy with new website stuffs and other personal issues. Finally, however, you are seeing my new domain with new layout. I am really loving my new home very much! :)

Duh! I’ll post hot soup recipe in hot hot summer. As you know, we Australians are enjoying the peak season of summer. However, since last 2 days, the weather has been quite dramatic. The mercury level has suddenly dropped and soon we are shivering with cold and windy + rainy weather. In result, yesterday we craved for something warm soup. So, I prepared this simple Tomato soup. It’s not pure tomato soup but mixture of beetroot, potato and carrot. I prepared it with available vegetables in my pantry. A small beetroot was lying in my fridge so I added (just 2 tbsp) for nice reddish color. Overall, it came out so good and tasty! I prefer to pressure cook rather than to cook on stove for long and intimidating time.

You can prepare your soup with any available vegetables. I’ll be making it again as it’s very easy yet very satisfying.

Hearty Tomato Soup Recipe
Serves: 2-3
  • 3 big ripe Tomatoes - roughly chopped
  • 1 small Onion - chopped
  • About 2 tbsp - chopped Beetroot
  • 1 medium Carrot - peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 small Potato - peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves - crushed
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3 -4 Cups Vegetable Stock or hot Water - adjust the consistency to your choice.
  • ½ tsp Red Chili powder - or to taste
  • ⅛ tsp Garam Masala Powder - or to taste
  • A pinch of Black Pepper powder - or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Heavy cream and some shredded Cheese - for extra taste and creaminess (Optional)
  1. Heat olive oil in a pan and add crushed garlic and ginger and sauté for a second. Add chopped onion with little salt and sauté for 2 mins. To this, add chopped tomato, beetroot, carrot, potato and vegetable stock or hot water and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Let it cool for a while. Make a fine puree using grinder or blender.
  2. Return this puree to heavy bottom pan and add all the spice powders and salt to taste. Let it cook for 10 mins on slow heat until the soup is become thicken and creamier. You can adjust the consistency of your soup as per choice.
  3. Add sugar (optional) in the end as it gives a nice and lovely color to your soup. Serve warm and sprinkle some cheese and cream if you wish. We had it with bread croûton.

It’s was really hearty and warming soup. My hubby dear really enjoyed and loved it and asked me to prepare again. :)


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  • looks warm nd comfortin

    • Sonia

      Thank you. :)

  • wow..nice clicks, and a healthy soup.

    • Sonia

      Thank you Deepa. :)

  • PJ

    Hi Sonia, this new site looks so good! very nicely and professionally done. Love the background. Coming back to the tomato soup, its the exact thing I am craving at this point! It has been raining on and off for the entire week and a bowl of this would be sooo comforting :D very nicely done and great clicks as always :)
    .-= PJ´s last blog ..Sweet sesame tikkis and a wish for a very happy sankrant! =-.

    • Sonia

      Thank you for your nice words PJ. Pls do try and let me know. :)

  • Cham

    I absolutely love the black background worth the wait!
    Enjoy ur new home and we will warm up with ur soup!

    • Sonia

      Thanks Cham! :)

  • Hi Sonia — the new site is lovely, and this tomato soup — wow! Do you know I was just looking at some canned veggies and I have an abundance of beets (wintertime here, so canned veg :( ). I have been looking for some new ways to use them — your soup will be a perfect start :)
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Festival of Flavors ~ Chitrannam for Pongal =-.

    • Sonia

      Hi Linda, thanks for your sweet words. Do try and let me know. :)

  • The pic is very enticing. You have a lovely space here

    • Sonia

      Welcome Sandeepa! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  • Love the addition of beetroot and Garam Masala here. This tomato soup looks great!

    • Sonia

      Welcome Marla! Thanks for stopping by at my blog. You’ve an amazing space. will visit again. Thanks for your words. :)

  • hearty site, hearty soup.

    • Sonia

      Thank you Soma. :)

  • Superb Click and a very heart soup!
    .-= Shri´s last blog ..Butternut Squash Soup =-.

    • Sonia

      Thanks Shri! :)

  • Comforting soup for this weather. btw, love the new outlook of your blog and have a great new year…
    .-= Radhika Vasanth´s last blog ..Sweet Potato Methi Cutlet (Baked) =-.

    • Sonia

      Hi Radhika, nice to see you here. A very happy new year you too dear! Thanks for your words. :)

  • Beet root and tomatoes are such a perfect couple, especially in a soup. This is just the brightness needed on a windy, cold day!! Lovely :D

    Have an award for you at my blog, Sonia!
    .-= Sheetal´s last blog ..Sweet Nothings … SHF #61 =-.

    • Sonia

      Wow Sheetal…i’m honored. Many thanks for the award and words. Glad you liked the soup. Try it sometime :)

  • Hi

    Tomato soup looks inviting and yummy..my all time favorite..pics look beautiful..


    Joy Of Cooking
    .-= Jagruti´s last blog ..Double Celebrations with sinful Kala Jamun !!! =-.

    • Sonia

      Welcome Jagruti! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  • hi sonia
    We need some sun here iN france as this is really winter so a tomatoe soup is welcome to brins some heat !
    thanks for that !
    I am Pierre a french foodie I have a blog dedicated to French inventive cooking so come and visit me I hope You willl like it !! cheers from Paris Pierre
    Ps i love the style of your blog !

    • Sonia

      Welcome Pierre! Thanks so much for visiting my space. Hope you enjoyed your stay here. And many thanks for your sweet words dear.
      I just saw your blog…really nice place you have! French cuisine with awesome pics in ur blog! :)

  • hi Sonia
    thanks for your nice comment on my blog ; for the most recent recipes (ie the two last months) I have translated in english my introduction and the recipes so that people like you who do not speak french are not lost and can enjoy!! the text in eglish is hust furhter down the french text !!!will you come back and see!! cheers from Sunny but cold Paris
    .-= pierre´s last blog ..Tartare de bar, Granité de betterave et chips wasabi =-.

    • Sonia

      Awww…that’s so sweet of you Pierre. :) Thanks so much English translation of your recipes. People like me definitely don’t want to miss your awesome creations! :)

  • Hi Sonia, as we head towards spring after a severe winter you guys are gonna enjoy the chill..
    The soup looks so comforting with the perfect colour.
    .-= Pari´s last blog ..Mughlai Dum Aloo…… on a foggy day =-.

    • Sonia

      Thanks Pari. Hope you all have a nice spring season! :)

  • Devu

    this is superb site…good good soniaben…kp it up..

    • Sonia

      Welcome and thank you Devu! :)

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