422: Tamatar Ka Shorba/Ginger Cumin Tomato Soup


Temperature, texture, color, aroma and taste all come together in this bowl of ginger cumin tomato soup.  Serve it with any bread.

Ingredients

Organic Tomato juice                  4 cups.
Finely chopped green chilies        1 Tbsp.
Salt                                           To taste.
Homemade Ghee                        2 Tbsp.
Cumin seeds                              1 Tsp.
Black peppercorns                      ½ Tsp.
 Chopped Fresh ginger                2 Tbsp.
Sugar                                        1 Tsp.
Sweet paprika                            1 Tsp.
Fat Free Cream                           ¼ cup

Method:

  • Heat the ghee in a pan. Once ghee started melting , sprinkle cumin seed and peppercorns and fry for 10 seconds.
  • Now add the chopped ginger, green chilies and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the tomato juice , sugar, paprika and salt, stir and mix, Bring the soup into boil.
  • Reduce the heat to simmer and let it boil for 15 minutes.
  • Pour the half of the soup into blender and hold the blender with a towel and run the blender .
  • Blend it until the soup is smooth. Pour the pureed soup into a  bowl.
  • Repeat with the remaining soup. Transfer the puree soup- back to the sauce pan.
  • Stir in the cream and return the soup to a boil and uncovered over medium heat.
  • Serve the hot soup with bread.

Tip: 
  • Left over soup makes a great sauce for freshly cooked pasta.
  • You can topping with homemade croutons, freshly chopped cilantro and chopped chives.