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
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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. Bookmarking Kalyani its yum.

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

  18. Oh my so flavorful and comforting looking soup.

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


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