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Monday, June 27, 2011

Soupy Affair - Mixed Veg Soup

A bowl full of bright red on a dull grey rainy evening....Tomato-Beet-Carrot Soup

A depressingly wet grey weekday evening. When the whole week stretches and weekend is still a distant dream.....well to brighten up such an evening, go for this steaming bowl of bright red soup! And the best part love it!! 

Ingredients :
1. 4-5 big juicy ripe tomatoes
2. 1 beet root
3. 3-4 carrots
4. Butter - 1 tsp
5. Onions - finely chopped - 1 medium
6. Freshly ground black pepper
7. Bay leaf - 1
8. Salt & sugar
9. Grated cheese
10. Dalia - 1 cup (optional)

Procedure :
1. Pressure cook all the vegetables together.
2. With a hand blender puree the tomato, beetroot and carrots and strain them through a metal sieve to filter only the tomato seeds and the larger fragments of tomato skin. I like more fibre in my soup.
3. In a wok, heat the butter. Add a bay leaf and a pinch of sugar and chopped onions
4. Add the pureed vegetables and salt - sugar to taste**
5. Let it come to a boil. Check to adjust the salt & sugar.
6. Garnish with crushed peppercorns and grated cheese.

**To make it a complete meal (especially for kids), add a cup of pressure cooked and pureed dalia (broken wheat) after step 4. Switch off the gas, partly cover the wok with a lid and blend with a had blender. Continue with step 5 & 6.


Hari Chandana said...

Looks so delicious.. lovely color.. thanks for sharing !!
Indian Cuisine

Babli said...

Lovely combo. Soup looks yummy, colourful and tempting. Very beautifully prepared and presented.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sharmistha
Thats really a great soupy affair! Havent had a good Tomato soup for some time. Let it rain , I will make this and Garlic bread.
Please dont forget to share with me the Niramish Mangsho recipe that you will get from Maa.
Have a great week

SGD said...

@HC - Thanks so much! It is really v.pretty to look & very tasty too! Do give it a try..

@Babli-Thanks Babli!

@UG-da: Thanks! Nishchoyee feedback debo niramish maangsher!!