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February 5, 2014

Tomato Soup Recipe - Indian Restaurant Style Tomato Soup (Without Cream)

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This is my first post on soup recipes. Tomato soup using fresh tomatoes is the one and only soup I order whenever we go out for dinner. But no two restaurants serve tomato soup (thakkali soup) in same taste. Everybody has their own variations. Among all the soups I have tasted, I would say the best tasting soup is the one I had in Salem”Lakshmi Hotel - Salem, Tamilnadu’'. It was the bestest. My total family is a big fan of that soup and sometimes we have gone there for dinner just to taste that soup. Every time I keep sniffing/smelling the soup to find out the ingredients and I tried many times to recreate the same. At last I succeeded in my attempt. This tomato soup tastes 90% close to that soup.  I got the same color and taste. I have not used carrot, beetroot or cream . This is just the original color of fresh tomatoes. Sendhil and Raksha loved it a lot. Do try this simple,easy and yummy restaurant style recipe and let me know your feedback. Here is my small attempt in capturing the steam..How is it ? 😉 Lets see how to make this easy south indian tomato soup recipe.

Tomato soup recipe

Tomato soup recipe Indian Restaurant style yummy tomato soup recipe without cream.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Soup
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

To saute
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • Cloves - 1 no
  • Bayleaf - 1 no
  • Garlic cloves - 10 nos
  • Big onion - 1 no(small size)
  • Ripe tomatoes - 4 nos(chop finely)
To mix in the soup
  • Salt - as needed
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Tomato sauce / tomato ketchup -1 tbsp
  • Corn flour - 1 tbsp
  • Water- 3 cups
  • Pepper powder -  to serve

  • In a pressure cooker base,melt butter. Add the cinnamon,clove and bay leaf. Saute for few seconds. Add onions,chopped garlic cloves and saute well. Finally add the chopped tomato pieces and saute till mushy.
  • To this, add 3 cups of water, salt and pressure cook in high flame for 3-4 whistles. After the steam is released,remove the bayleaf, cinnamon and grind it with a hand blender or a juicer.
  • Strain the sediments and discard. Add the bay leaf and cinnamon back to the strained soup.
  • Now add sugar, tomato sauce, 1/4 tsp of white pepper powder and allow it to boil for a minute. Dilute corn flour in little water and add to the soup. Allow it to boil till raw smell emanates completely.
  • Serve hot with bread croutons.
  • Generally a piece of carrot or beetroot would be added to the tomatoes while cooking to give a nice color. But I din’t use any as my tomatoes itself were ripe with a nice color.
  • If you add carrot or beetroot,do not grind it along with tomatoes. Please discard them after you pressure cook.
  • For making bread croutons,cut the bread into slices, apply little oil. Bake in a convection oven at 180c for 20 mins. Flip it once in the middle. U’ll get a super crispy bread croutons which you can serve with this yummy soup. It tastes great !

Serve hot topped with bread pieces and pepper powder ! It tastes yummy!

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  1. Soup looks superb.i am surely going try it.i like those bread crutons

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  3. Soup looks so delicious dear ..beautiful presentation !! love the heart design :)

  4. Lovely heart sign.. they have turned so perfect. pass on the bowl .. im always in to empty off..

  5. Love the way you have prepared it in pressure cooker.

  6. Lovely color, nice presentation. All time fav soup

  7. Soup looks super delicious, beautiful clicks...

  8. Soup looks delicious and lovely presentation !

  9. Yummy soup and lovely pictures..

  10. awesome..good for this winter..yummy..

  11. Nice and comforting soup,perfect for this weather,cute presentation...

  12. OMG! It's tempting badly !, Love the decor !

  13. wow..this looks lovely and so delicious...perfect for this weather, love your version...nice color and beautiful presentation...

  14. it's so cold here... and i want that bowl of soup now...

  15. soup looks appetizing and lovely consistency

  16. soup looks very yumm and the heart in the middle.. Lovely.


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