Spicy Tomato soup

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This soup is perfect to have anytime but it’s best enjoyed when the weather is cold and you really don’t have the time  to cook a full meal.   It’s quick and easy to make and really fills  you up on a cold winters evening.

Ingredients for 2 servings

  • 4-5 medium sized fresh tomatoes
  • 2 tbls sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic (minced using a garlic press)
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 cup passata
  • 1 tbls soya sauce
  • 1 tbls lemon juice
  • 2 tbls brown sugar (I used jaggery)
    ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2-3 fresh green chillies – sliced into two
  • some fresh coriander
  • 1 tsp dried basil

For thickening the soup:

  • 1  cups of water
  • 1  heaped tsps cornflour

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Method:

1. Mix the ingredients for the sauce thickner (water and cornflour) and keep them ready in a jug.

2.   Make a small cross at the bottom of your tomatoes  and boil them in just enough water to cover them.  Cook until you see the tomato skins start to shrivel and peel.  Once boiled, remove from the hot water and dip the tomatoes in cold water. This helps to remove the tomato skin quicker.   Remove the skin and chop the tomato into really small pieces.

3.  Heat the oil and add the cumin seeds.  Once they go brown, add the chopped tomatoes,   Add the ginger, garlic, salt, pepper and sliced chilies and cook until the tomatoes go soft.

4.  Add the passata, soy sauce, lemon and sugar (or jaggery) . Also add the mixed sauce thickener and allow to cook on a medium heat.  Keep stirring to avoid it sticking to the saucepan bottom.  Add the coriander and basil too – saving a bit for the garnishing.

5.  Serve it hot with garlic bread.
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I am sharing this tomato soup to  Let’s Cook/Create Hot Drinks being hosted by  Simply Food.

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  • Jen Walshaw

    Oh I am so going to give this a try. Tomato soup is my comfort food, in fact I had a bowl for lunch today and yesterday and the day before – do you see a pattern!

  • Mayuri Patel

    wow, the spicy soup will definitely keep one warm.

  • mummyoftwo

    That sounds delicious and definitely one to warm you up on a cold winter’s day!

  • Nayna Kanabar

    This looks super delicious and so tasty.I love tomato soup with rice lol

  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    This looks so good! xxx

  • Nell@PigeonPairandMe

    I do love a good tomato soup – and lovely to have one with spices in, for a real winter warmer!

  • This looks delicious. I’d like to try it but whenever I use cornflower it goes terribly wrong and lumpy.

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    I am not a tomato fan, but I love the look of the Garlic bread! x

  • Ooh yum, I love soup on a cold day!

  • Have pinned I need more tasty meal ideas

  • Yum! It sounds very good. I look tomato soup so adding a little kick would be lovely.

  • Oooh this sounds nice – I’m making soup right now in my slow cooker as it’s perfect soup weather x x

  • Kara

    This sounds delcious – hubby has tonsillitis and wants soup so will give this a go

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