This is a recipe which you have to make if you like soups and especially the good old tomato soup.
All you have to do is roughly chop the tomatoes and carrots, roast them and purée.
I use carrots as it gives body to the soup which tomato soup usually lacks.
Adding garlic and onion will take it to a completely new level, I always add them but didn’t have any on hand.
Let’s see what we’ll need to make this soup :
2 tomatoes, quartered
1 medium carrot, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 small onion, quartered
1/4 tsp dried basil (1 tbsp if fresh)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp oil
2 tbsp sweet corn
1 tsp of coriander
I like to add sweet corn and coriander in mine, you can feel free to leave it out or use anything else instead.
I know you have these ingredients in your pantry so there’s no reason for you to not make it.
This is what the procedure is:
If you have an oven/microwave: Place all veggies in a tray and roast for around 10 to 15 minutes at 250 degrees Celsius.
If you don’t have an oven don’t worry, you can still make it: Take any pan, place in the veggies and cook on high till the onion browns a little, this will take around 15 to 20 minutes.Use oil or water to sauté this.
Once the veggies are done with roasting, let them cool for around 5 minutes.
Then add them to a blender jar along with water, salt and pepper. Blend till it’s smooth.
I strained mine because I like it that way, you can choose to skip this if you are being lazy.
This can also be done using a hand blender.
The soup is done.
I like to take it a step further by:
In a kadai, pour 1/2 tsp oil and let it heat up. The add the corn and sauté for 30 seconds. Follow by basil, strained soup and the coriander. Heat until it gets warm again and serve immediately.
I served with mini kharis (puff pastry) and a sprig of coriander.
Croutons or Grilled cheese sandwich would be amazing too.
I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know how it turned out for you. Also share a picture with me on Instagram using #vidhicooks
Also send in your feedback, suggestions and requests.
Until next time, keep cooking.
I learnt this recipe from Laura Vitale of Laura in the kitchen, my favourite home cook of all time.