Friday, October 8, 2010

Tomato Soup

Our modern word "soup" derives from the Old French word sope and soupe.Food historians tell us the history of soup is probably as old as the history of cooking among which tomato soup is considered as one of the best comfort foods.Here is the reipe of a very simple,creamy and yummy tomato soup,a sure hit with all friends and family.


Tomatoes chopped - 3
Sugar - 1 Tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Basil leaves - 2 springs
Butter - 2 tbsp
Red color - 1 pinch (optional)
Garlic chopped - 4 cloves
Green capsicum deseeded and chopped - 1/2
Leeks/Celery/Carrot - 1 small piece
Onion chopped - 1/2
Pepper powder as per taste
salt as per taste
Boiled chana (Chickpea) - 1/2 cup
Boiled pasta - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour - 1 tbsp
Milk - 3 tbsp
All purpose flour - 1 tbsp
Cream - 1/4 cup


1)Heat butter in a deep bottomed pan.Add the cumin seeds and once they splutter add the chopped garlic and onions.
2)Fry nicely and add leeks/celery/carrot,capsicum,chopped tomatoes,salt,basil leaves and pepper powder.Stir and cook for about 7-8 minutes.
3)Once done switch off the stove,allow the paste to cool and then blend to a fine paste.Add water if necessary.
4)Pour the paste back to the pan and boil nicely.
5)Mix in salt,sugar,Red food color,pasta and boiled chana (chickpea) and stir
6)Mix all purpose flour in milk without any lumps and pour it into the pan.Allow the soup to cook for 4-5 more minutes and then switch off the flame add in cream and mix thoroughly.
5)The yummy hot tomato soup is ready to serve.


1)To increase the depth of flavor in this soup be sure to saute the onions and garlic nicely.
2)Use plum tomatoes and fresh herbs.
3)The sugar is added to soften the acidity of the tomatoes and deeper the flavor.


  1. Droolworthy soup, very tempting..

  2. An all time fav at our home..nice recipe!

    US Masala

  3. Hey Savitha....I love tomato soups in all it's variations but this is such a different tomato soup with chickpeas and pasta and even some flour to thicken....a hearty soup to be enjoyed on it's own.

  4. Beautiful click Savitha,Delicious and comforting soup.

    Pushpa @

  5. Hi Savitha,

    Dats a lovely soup...Great ingredients...