Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tomato Cumin Soup

Spices, the way to my cooking and soups, the way to my stomach for the cold weather after the heavy lashing of rain. Spices - they spice up the dishes with aroma, flavours and indeed, health benefits as well. Soups (tomato vegetable soup) just like spices, there's various types and soups, ahhh! easily made. You like meat, you add, you like vegetables, you add and if you like a pure traditional Indian soup, here we go with this tomato cumin soup - obviously, tomatoes, spices and curry leaves - oh, do add for the scent.

2 tomatoes - chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 or 2 bay leaves
1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tbsp shallot paste
2 to 3 sprigs curry leaves - shredded/sliced thinly
2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Saute, ginger, garlic and shallot in heated oil.
Add bay leaf, cumin seeds and tomato.
Stir till tomato becomes slightly mushy.
Pour about 3/4 liter of water and add turmeric powder.
Season with salt. 
Simmer till heated through.
Off the heat and stir in curry leaves.
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  1. Yummy & Comforting soup...Its raining heavily here n this soup is just perfect for the weather..

  2. simple , healthy and refreshing soup

  3. no matter how hot outside, i can have this bowl any time of the day. looks yummy.

  4. I am so trying this.. it wud be lovely to have this in monsoons now where u are tempted to eat all fattening stuff.. thanks fr the recipe.. will def try it :D

  5. Healthy and tempting soup....... Love to include my diet , thanks for sharing recipe dear!!

  6. Looks good. I think it is very interesting how the yellow from the cumin overpowered the red from the tomato.

  7. Yes cumin very important spice of our cuisine and I think tomato soup has its magical flavors too

  8. wow love the flavours added to this...its my fav soup cos its really light on the stomach

  9. now this is my kind of recipe, vegetarian :)
    cumin is really good for health too
    i am surely tryng it
    keep in touch,

  10. What a healthy and comforting soup.. lovely flavors...

  11. that's a soup that I would love especially with those cumin flavor... yum...

  12. looks yummy and healthy :)

  13. Yummy soup sounds quick and healthy :)

  14. wa nice! I never drink this before and wonder how it would taste like!

  15. I like tomato soups, any kind! An added touch of cumin certainly adds flavour.

  16. Hi Nava, this tomato soup is very healthy and appetizing as well. Very homey and comforting soup and full of flavor. Have a nice day and cheers :)

  17. Such a nice and tasty tomato soup Nava, I like all the spices in it.
    Hope you are enjoying your week :D

  18. This soup looks lovely, the colour is so enticing :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  19. Tomato and Cumin are a match made in Heaven. My favourite fish curry is made of the same combination and I just can't have enough. I am sure this soup would be as delicious. Love how simple and quick it is to make!

  20. Just the looks of the soup is warming my soul. Gorgeous colors and I bet it tastes great. plus it's healthy.


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