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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Healthy Red-Veg Combo Soup

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.

Ingredients:

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 cloves-crushed
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)

Directions
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.

2 comments:

cookingvarieties said...

hi my kitchen flavors, many thanks for your visit.
the soup sure looks delicious with tomato and carrots blended with spices and uniquely garnished with mint.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Lovely soup.. nice idea of adding red bell pepper..
Krithi's Kitchen