Winters are here and on these cold days, you crave something warm. And if you are all out of those canned soups and soup powders, but in no mood for something elaborate,this soup is your best bet. It is also great for those days when you are just too tired or sick.
Without further Ado,I present the quick Tomato soup-
3-4 ripe medium sized tomatoes.
1-2 green chillies
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp jeera(cumin seeds)
few sprigs of fresh coriander
salt to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper powder (can be substituted with red chili powder,depending on your taste-buds)
Cut the tomatoes in big chunks and put them in a microwave safe bowl with 3 cups of water. Cook it in the microwave for 8-10 mins(*varies with microwave ovens*) till the tomato pieces are soft.
Use a hand blender to puree’ the tomatoes.
Pass this mixture through a sieve,to remove the pulp and keep aside.
In a thick bottomed vessel,heat a teaspoonful of oil and add cumin seeds. When they turn brown,add chopped green chillies and then add the soup to it.
Add salt , pepper powder and sugar.Bring it to a boil.
Finally,add fresh coriander and simmer.
Serve hot -as a hot soup or as an accompaniment with steamed rice or pulav.
Note- You can leave the pulp in for that extra dose of fibers.