Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 500 gm tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves for garnish
  • 1-2 tbsp heavy cream (optional )

Method –

  1. Heat butter in a pot
  2. Add bay leaves and sauté for a few seconds
  3. Add chopped onions and garlic
  4. Stir until onions soften for about 3-4 minutes
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and salt
  6. Mix well
  7. Cover the pan and simmer on low heat until the tomatoes soften for about 8-10 minutes
  8. If the liquid dried up, add a splash of water and continue cooking
  9. Remove from heat and cook.
  10. Discard the bay leaf
  11. Add the cooled tomato mixture to a blender jar and blend to a smooth consistency
  12. Pour the tomato purée back into the pot
  13. Add water and adjust seasoning
  14. Mix and stir well
  15. Simmer on low heat until the soup becomes hot but not boiling
  16. Season with freshly crushed black pepper and stir
  17. Turn off the heat
  18. Sprinkle coriander leaves and fresh cream

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