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July 31, 2015

Tomato Onion Soup

Preparing Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time : 20 Minutes
Cuisine: Indian ( Inspired and Fusion )
Tomato soup with the addition of buttery , caramelized onions  and spicy red chilies gives this soup a distinct fragrance and flavor .
Soup is a starter that brims up your tummy , & aids in healthy digestion with  apt intake of meal . I have never gone out of league to prepare something more unique and exotic at the same time , until one day I have watched a show in which French Onion soup is  aired , which has a unique taste and preparation . Almost in all soups veggies are added directly to broth or stew but for french onions soup is rather different as Onions are caramelized , so , I kind of incorporated that simple technique into this  tangy and spicy soup which is full of flavor and texture .
Unlike other soups which take a lot more time to get flavor and texture this simple soup is easy and gets rich texture due to the addition of onions .
Serve this to your guests before supper and bag all the acclaim.

Tomatoes 5 to 6 
Onion one large sliced thinly 
Corn flour 1 table spoon
Mixed herbs (Optional ) 1 table spoon
Pepper powder 1 table spoon
Red chilies 4 to 5
Butter 1 table spoon
Salt as  required

Step 1: Bring a large pot of water to boil then add in tomatoes , boil until the skin starts to peel off  or loosens, now drain off the excess water and peel of the skin . 
Step 2: Take a pan add butter, and fry onions until they are caramelized , mean while soak red chilies in hot water .
Step 3: Now blend tomatoes, onions and red chilies into a very fine and smooth paste . Now heat a pot add butter , when it starts to melt add in the paste along with some stock or water .
Step 4: Bring to boil and then toss in salt, pepper powder along with mixed herbs , give a good stir and simmer for 10 more minutes
Step 5: Finally add water to corn flour and mix it without lumps, add in the cornflour to the soup and simmer for 5 more minutes 
Step 6: Serve hot or cold as desired along with croutons .

Chef's Note:
  • You can add in some Italian herbs like parsley or oregano for   better flavor
  • You can toss in some carrots and beets for additional texture and color of the soup
  • If you want more flavor add in vegetable or chicken stock to the soup while simmering , even without addition of the stocks it tastes uniquely wonderful
  • You can top it with cheese  or cream and serve


  1. This looks the colour of the soup

    1. Thanks spiceupwithsoma , & Yes the color is really very vibrant