Thai again (Thai Lemonade
)? Yes, ladies and gentlemen Thai again. What's with Thai cuisine and us? I actually don't know what to say. I am lost for words actually. Not something I usually plan for or like I am a Thai myself, but it seems whenever I enter my kitchen, somehow after taking a look at the ingredients I have and also the herbs growing in my garden, primarily the basil leaves, I tend to wear the Thai home chef hat (Thai Fish Noodle Soup
, Thai Steamed Fish
, Thai Green Fish Curry
, Seafood Tom Yum Soup
&Tom Yum Mee Hoon
). On this particular day, considering that it has rained really heavily, all I could think of was a bowl of piping hot soup. Of course, soups and cold weather shouldn't be disputed right (Creamy Mushroom Soup
, Burdock Root Soup
, Onion Soup
, Chicken Vegetable Soup
, Fish Soup
& Black Vinegar Chinese Chicken Soup
) and soups by themselves? Like I have told you before, the list is endless. From the watery and runny soup, to the Indian soups (Corn Soup
) and non-vegetarian to this thick meatless (Lentil Vegetable Soup
& Tofu Soup
) thick Thai Tomato Soup (Pumpkin Soup
The question now is, how do we make this Thai Tomato Soup. By far, if you are asking me, I as usual will say that its nothing complicated. Pretty much minimalist for the number of ingredients and of course, for celebrating tomatoes (Turmeric Tomato Soup
& Tomato Spinach Soup
) and also, basil leaves but without compromising on the quintessential, packing big punches Thai tastes. Ohalallala! I am sure you are loving this Thai Tomato Soup (Chicken Wanton Soup
& Chicken Meatball Soup
2 medium size tomatoes
1 1/2 cup vegetable stock
1/2 inch ginger - sliced
4 shallots - thinly sliced
3-4 sprigs of basil leaves - remove leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
Black pepper and salt for taste
Add tomatoes, ginger and vegetable stock into a pot.
Simmer till tomatoes are soft.
Remove from heat and let it cool down for a while.
Add into food processor/blender and pulse to a smooth thick mixture.
Heat oil and when heated, fry shallots till light brown in colour.
Pour tomato mixture and season with pepper and salt.
Once heated through, add basil leaves.
Stir and remove from heat.
Tangy tomato soup with a twist!! I love the consistency of the soup, not too watery and just right! Creamy and love the color of the soup, very appetizing indeed!ReplyDelete
Nice clicks and love the herb garden! I can have this soup with a bowl full of croutons by the side :-)
Wow, yummy and creamy tomato soup.... looks super delicious and very tempting...ReplyDelete
Not keen on tomato soup but hubby likes itReplyDelete
never tried fresh basil leaves in recipes.. looks healthy and delicious dear..ReplyDelete
Its hard to find a good solid heartening bowl of tomato soup. Your version sounds interesting, adding in basil leaves!ReplyDelete
Love the flavor of Basil & your soup looks very comforting. Back in India I never used Basil in my cooking. It's only after being here in Singapore I have started exploring with basil. Love the way u have plated them Nava.ReplyDelete
lovely and comforting soup. Basil is a blessing.....ReplyDelete
looks yum! I love basil.. I did this last week and it is in my draft :-)nice clicksReplyDelete
Wow, looks you have a green thumb. Basil is indeed a very nice herb, especially paired in this soup,Perfect. The color looks really appetizing.ReplyDelete
soup looks scrumptious... like the idea of adding basil.ReplyDelete
soup looks lovely and appetizingReplyDelete
wow the soup looks so yummy.My daughter loves tomato soup.ReplyDelete
Love the addition of basil to the creamy tomato soup.. The texture of the soup has come out very well.. Nice clicks also..ReplyDelete
I too have a pot of basil at my place.. But they do not have purple stems, rather the normal stems !! And a tangy creamy soup.. Looks perfect for a rainy eve :)ReplyDelete
i love flavors of basil, oregano like our mint....this is a wonderful twist rich with flavorReplyDelete
my fav soup..tempting clicksReplyDelete
From all herbs Basil is my fav ! Loved it and this soup looks divine!ReplyDelete
A comforting bowl of soup...ReplyDelete
Very informative article, soup smells nice and looks great-just by looking at the picturesReplyDelete
i have no idea y i hate tomato so much even it look so delicious ~ReplyDelete
wow Wish I can finish this flavorful soup. Love the lil garden with basil.ReplyDelete
I love the additional ginger "the taste of Asian "in this tomato soup add tasty flavor to it :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tips Nava. I've been meaning to add basil to my herb garden. I make tomato basil soup too but the ginger and shallots are replaced by garlic and oregano (the Italian way). Isn't it amazing how many things we can do with the same set of ingredients! The soup as usual looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
Lovely tomato soup with that amazing touch of homegrown Basil, love itReplyDelete
This looks so delicious. I am going to prepare it for dinner.ReplyDelete
Delicious tomato soup with basil, I have few basil in my garden, sure going to try this soup.ReplyDelete
delicious tomato soup...love the addition of basil !ReplyDelete
I do have basil growing in my pot and used so many times in pasta sauce which is made of tomatoes but never tried in tomato soup. Brilliant Nava! My family is going to love this.ReplyDelete
Never tried basil in my soup! This will be a first for me:DReplyDelete
nice twist tomatoes with basil...tangy and the color of soup is beautiful!ReplyDelete
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The combination tomato and basil sure amazing. As basil brings out amazing flavors to your dish and plus homegrown! The soup looks delicious with toastReplyDelete
Its raining heavily here and i feel like having this yummy flavourful soup nowReplyDelete
Just loved this....ReplyDelete
Thank you, for your visit to my blog. I have not tried this tomato soup before so I do not know whether I will like it or not. I like basil leaves but hubby doesn't like it at all.ReplyDelete