Tamatar ka shorba mean tomato soup. This soup is made with tomato, onion and garlic. It is super easy to make and the ingredients are easily available in our kitchen. When we used to go the restaurant in India, we always ordered one of these 2 soups munchow soup or tomato soup as a starter. We absolutely loved both 😎 😎 !! Here in Canada, I don’t get the similar tomato soup so I try to make it when tomatoes are in season and weather is cool (which happens 8 out of 12 months). Hot soup on cold days gives the best feeling. I also like to drink this soup with light supper and with Pulao. My husband loves and craves for this soup many times, so I try to make it as often as I can. This is gluten-free and guilt free recipe.
This soup serves 2-3 people.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
4-5 big ripe tomato
1 small onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp besan/gram flour or wheat flour
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste
1-2 tbsp tomato ketchup
Pinch of black pepper powder
1. You can either boil whole tomato (make + cut on the top), big pieces of onion and garlic cloves in water for 5-6 mins. Or cut big chunks of tomato, onion and garlic cloves (without skin) in a pot, add some water and pressure cook for 1 whistle. I used the second method. Boiling onion and garlic helps to get rid of raw smell.
2. Blend boiled tomato, onion and garlic into smooth puree. Pass through the sieve if you see tomato skin or seeds.
3. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil or ghee, add cumin seeds. When seeds stars to pop, add 1 tbsp besan or wheat flour and saute on low until flour looses raw smell (1-2 mins). Then add puree tomato onion mixture, some water to adjust soup consistency, salt, black pepper powder and tomato ketchup to your taste. Simmer on low for 10-12 mins. Stir frequently so flour doesn’t stick to bottom.
4. Serve when hot. Add some butter before serving. This is perfect starter to any meal of the day. You can prepare it in advance and heat before you serve.
This soup tastes the best when it is hot. The cumin and black pepper adds wonderful flavour. Onion and garlic flavour are subtle. You can add bread croutons while serving the soup. Avoid butter for vegan version. I am sure this will be your next go to soup.
Try it! Let me know if you have any questions regarding this easy healthy soup.
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