You can have this soup on a tiring day to refresh u up or at any time with meal or alone.Its easy to do with the goodness of tomato,carrot and red-bell pepper (Capsicum) along with few flavouring herbs.Try this at home and enjoy this soup. Bon Appetit!.
Healthy Red Combo Soup - Soup done with Tomato,Bell pepper and Carrot.
1 big tomato or 2 tomatoes boiled in water for 2-3 mins and peeled after its skin gets flaked
1 grated carrot - peeled and grated
1/4 red capsicum - deseeded and chopped
4 black pepper corns
1/2 inch cinnamon stick-little crushed
2 bay leaves-crushed
10 gm butter
1/2 tsp corn flour
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp oil
1 cm size ginger
1 garlic cloves-crushed
2 garlic flakes - finely chopped
salt - to taste
2 tbsp tomato puree
4 soup sticks or 8-10 toasted croutons-for serving
few mint leaves -for garnishing
a pinch of ajwain -powdered or 5 basil leaves-optional
200ml + 150 - 200ml + 1 cup water
4 tbsp fresh cream(optional)
1.Take a blender and blend the peeled(half-boiled) tomatoes with 150 -200 ml water,grated carrot, chopped red-bell pepper,ginger piece,2 garlic cloves,black pepper corns,cinnamon stick,cloves,pinch of ajwain powder or 5 basil leaves for about 2-3 mins and strain the mixture.
2.Again add 1 cup(200ml) water to the residue and pulse it 3-4 times using a blender and strain the mixture.
3.Heat butter and oil in a non-stick pan and add bay leaves,finely chopped garlic flakes then the blended tomato mixture,300 ml water,salt,sugar,corn flour-dissolved in hot water and make this boil for 5 mins till it thickens.
4.Pour this into 4 soup bowls and top it with fresh cream(optional) and serve this hot with toasted croutons and mint on top.