June 5, 2013

Tomato Orange Soup

It has been raining in Namma Bengalooru for the past one week or so. This means, we have bid goodbye to Summer & the famous Bangalore weather is back.

I made a large pot of tomato soup to welcome monsoon. And, I am glad that Soup Nights are back again


Tomato Orange Soup


You Will Need:


  • 1 large onion
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large carrot 
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • juice of 3 oranges
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream (optional)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp any cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • Chilli flakes for garnish
  • Parsley for garnish

How To:

Roughly chop the onions & tomatoes & set aside. Dice the carrot, cook them, Puree in a blender & set aside. 

In a cooking pot, heat oil, add ginger, onions & saute for a couple of minutes. Add green chillies & tomatoes with some salt. Saute until the tomatoes are nicely cooked & tender. Set aside & allow them to cool. Once cool, puree in a blender & strain.

Transfer the pureed mixture into the cooking pot, Add pureed carrots, Milk, some water to adjust the consistency. Add tomato puree & check for salt. Allow it to simmer for about 5-8 mins. Add fresh cream, if using, Orange zest & orange juice. Whisk well & simmer for a couple of mins. Turn off the flame. 

Pour into individual soup bowls, Garnish with chilli flakes, cracked pepper & fresh parsley. 

NOTE:

  • I used freshly squeezed orange juice. I haven't tried adding canned juice but I have a feeling that it might taste bitter. 
  • Pureed carrots not only add colour to the soups but it also cuts the tartness of tomatoes. Make sure you add them

10 comments:

Priti S said...

Soup looks delicious ...love the orange flavor..

prathibha Garre said...

wonderful looking soup deesha..nice 2 see u back..

Akila said...

Wow orange soup... That's very Intersting...

Rafeeda AR said...

yummy bowl of soup...

anusha praveen said...

Such hearty soup only deserves some of the best breads and the hungriest tummies.

Viswa said...

Tomatoes Carrots and Oranges in a soup!!! Now thats different.. Very nice

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

I had some creamy tomato soup last night, but with this orange I wish I would have gone that route instead!

Definitely will be trying this.

Priya Suresh said...

Super droolworthy soup, inviting and comforting.

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