Warm and Solacing Tomato soup
When I was a kid, I never expanded my taste buds for soup stuff. This may be a story of every third child. I was pulled in more towards fancy things. Gradually, with time I look into dishes onto which the grownups were feasting.
One fine day, I was bunking from my college and wandering around the streets of my hometown with pals. There was one bakery in Cantonment area which was more famous as bunker’s point. They got that vending machine for the soup which I think is the most undesirable form of having one. Anyways, I grabbed my cup and ignorantly developed a liking on that shivery Winters afternoon.
Since then, there was an unsaid desire to relish my own variant. There was something about the consistency and tangy flavor which when hits the tongue gives a thirst to me.
I decided and bought those red elliptical babies, God they’re yearning!
Before smashing, I got a bit busy in exploring the champion recipe I could find to recreate in my own style of cooking. I, as usual, stick to my all-time favorite Gordon Ramsay’s version, but with a twist. I adore his way of cooking, super quick-clean-professional. At times, Whenever I cooked in my restaurant, I can’t say I resemble him That’s a sin for me to say, but yes I follow his rightful approach.
I modified the recipe a bit and to cut the acidity of tomatoes I used English carrots, for creamy consistency I added potato. Now I am sure many of you will have a conflict here, but this is my ‘go-to’ version u greedy-guts. Lol!
You can also add boiled(left-over) rice instead of potatoes, your call!
Both gonna give a similar flavor. Here, carrots could be substituted with sugar but I prefer carrots as they are a healthy source of infusing your body with Vitamin A.
Simmer your pot as long as you can endure staying away from the goodness!
Blend it, serve hot with those crisp croutons made with your favorite set of seasonings!
This is a beautiful recipe, especially when the tomato season is on. Grab that bamboo basket and fill it up with freshness, this gives me a soul-satisfying feeling, what about you? Or is it just me!
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
2 cubes butter
3-4 cloves garlic chopped
1 bay leaf ( optional)
1/2 potato diced / 2 tbsp boiled rice as per choice
3 medium tomatoes diced
1/2 carrot sliced
4-5 black peppercorns
2 tbsp salt( to taste )
1 tbsp sugar if required
1 tbsp freshly ground crushed black pepper
You can refer to my video for the detailed recipe and the directions to cook.