Sunday, April 01, 2007

TOMATO SOUP WITH A LITTLE TWIST.....


TOMATOES!!!!!!
I feel tomatoes are really very cute, don’t they look cute???
I need a lot of tomatoes in my day to day cooking, tomatoes are very healthy and are used extensively in salads in India which is called “ koshambir” in Marathi.


tomatoes used for making the soup


Tomatoes are good source of vitamin C, beta carotene, folate and potassium.

[TOMATOES THAT HAVE A CRIMSON GENE- MAKING THEM A DEEP RED COLOUR-- CONTAIN MORE LYCOPENE THAN PALER TOMATOES. VINE-RIPENED TOMATOES HAVE MORE LYCOPENE THAN THOSE THAT ARE PICKED EARLY AND ALLOWED TO RIPEN OFF THE VINE.]



I have painted this picture just for the post


[lycopene is in the skin of tomatoes, also if you are making tomato sauce leave the skin on. Also, lycopene is fat soluble, so cooking tomatoes with a little oil, increases absorption.]



tomato soup looks a bit yellow because of the red pumpkin used to make the soup but this is called as the TOMATO SOUP because of the large no of tomatoes in it.



Tomato soup with a difference….

INGREDIENTS

6 mediums sized tomatoes.
100 Gms red pumpkin
1 small carrot
One onion
Salt, pepper, sugar to taste
You can add a soup cube which is optional

METHOD



Cook together tomatoes, carrots, red pumpkin and onion in a cooker
When cool blend in a liquidizer or blender.
Strain through a strain
Boil on medium flame {it will become a bit thick due to the presence of red pumpkin in the soup} but you can make it thinner by adding water.
Add salt, sugar and pepper as per taste
Soup will be ready

This soup is very healthy and nutritious I usually make it with a pulao or if someone in the house is not feeling too well and has lost his appetite. This soup gives the required nutrition; you can serve it with bread crotons.


This is also my entry for "JIHVA FOR TOMATOES"





3 comments:

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

good painting with tasty soup

Sreelu said...

Mahek,

Thanks for your comments on my blog.I am still learning.I love your tomato painting.really nice colors and looks great

Sreelu
sreelus.blogspot.com

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi,
First time to ur blog.......Ur tomato soup is simple and nice....