>> Saturday, August 8, 2009
I always love to have tomato soup as the appetizer especially during the winter season. The tomatoes are cooked in the Indian spices & seasoned with the basil. Final addition of fried bread crumbs enhances the flavour & its taste.
- Finely chopped tomatoes - 5 nos
- Small sized onion - 1 no
- Bay leaf - 1
- Cinnamon - small piece
- Cloves - 1 no
- Butter - 1 tsp
- Garlic cloves - 1 no
- Tomato puree - 1 tbsp
- Water / chicken stock / Vegetable stock - 2 cups
- Basil powder - 1 tsp
- Salt & pepper
- Bread crumbs (Fry them in the oil or ghee)
Directions to cook :
£ Cook the chopped tomatoes, garlic, onion, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves together for 10 min. Keep it aside.
£ Remove the bay leaf, cinnamon & cloves and transfer the cooked tomatoes to the blender & blend until smooth.
£ Heat butter & add the blended tomato, salt and 1 tbsp of tomato puree in the pan. Add water & cook until soup is reduced to the desired consistency.
£ Season with basil & pepper to taste.
Garnish & serve them warm with fried bread crumbs.