September 22, 2016

Tomato Veg Clear Soup | Warm soups for winters

Yes, its not Winter here, yet. But for the cold rainy weather here, this soup is perfect. I have to give it to my mom for introducing soup to both my kids - simple, non fussy, healthy and filling everyday kind of soups. This is one of those soups that we all savour, almost like a broth and seasoned with Indian spices.

You can add almost any vegetable to this, but this is a combo that works for both kids. So make a large pot of this broth and sip on wintery / cold evenings. Its also a great cure for sore throats or fever when you can't eat other heavy foods, including rice.


So, presenting, Tomato Veg Clear Soup - Vegan & gluten Free too !!


Prep time : 15 mins, Cook time : 10 mins ; Serves : 3



What you need: (1 cup = 150 ml)
  • Mixed veggies - cut into batons - 1 cup ( I used a mix of cauliflower, beans , fresh peas & carrots)
  • Homemade Tomato Puree - 1/2 cup ** See Notes for more details
  • Cooked Toor dal / pigeon peas - 3 TBSP
  • Hot water - 2 cups
  • Crushed Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Rasam Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted Jeera / Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
Notes:
To make homemade 1 cup thick Tomato Puree, blanch 4 large tomatoes and peel the skin, remove the seeds , cool a bit and puree without adding any water. Keep aside.


Method:

  1. Boil the  vegetables in a large pan with a dash of salt. Cook till 90% done. (Alternately, you can also pressure cook for 1 whistle, which is mostly what I do).
  2. In a large saucepan / soup pot, add the tomato puree, cooked dal, 2 cups of hot water, all other spices including salt and jaggery, mix well and bring to a simmer (about 4-5 mins).
  3. Now add the cooked veggies. Adjust spice and serve immediately as is or with croutons on the side.





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20 comments:

  1. The soup looks comforting..with tomato base and daal as the thickening agent..wow..The veggies make it a complete meal, a real good one Kalyani.

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  2. This is indeed a very healthy soup. Filled with veggies and a beautiful tomato broth, the soup looks so inviting..

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  3. This soup looks yummy and healthy, thanks for the recipe :)

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  4. This soup looks yummy and healthy, thanks for the recipe :)

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    1. u r welcome Ramya :) thanks for stopping by !

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  5. My little one was just asking for a tomato soup. This one fits the bill perfectly.

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  6. Such a comforting soup and love the addition of veggies here, extremely delicious.

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  7. Comforting soup,addition of veggies make it more healthy and filling..

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  8. Comforting soup,addition of veggies make it more healthy and filling..

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  9. i am struggling to get kid start on rasams...he is a bit vary of the color red , he fears burning his tongue with the heat...but for me and hubby this addition of veggies to tomato rasam is a great idea to adapt...

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  10. Tomato soup is always so comforting. With the addition of veggies, its wholesome and nourishing.

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  11. Fall here and this recipe is perfect.. love these clear soups.

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  12. I love such clear/light soups with lots of veggies.

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  13. That is one wonderful clear soup with loads of veggies in it.

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  14. Comforting soup for a chilly day. Looks so yumm!!

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  15. Oh what a lovely soup you got there..surely with all that veggies this is so filling and good..

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  16. Bookmarking Kalyani its yum.

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  17. Bookmarking this! My husband loves clear soups and this version looks hearty and comforting

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  18. Oh my so flavorful and comforting looking soup.

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  19. Anything with tomato base, my little one will be happy to eat. This is the one for him :)

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Cheers
Kalyani

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