Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Radhika of Tickling Palates is hosting a fun event named BLOG HOP WEDNESDAYS.This week I am paired with Swetha of Our cherished world.I chose to make this delicious tomato soup from her blog. You can find the original  recipe here.


  1. Bay leaves- 1 no
  2. Cloves-5 to 6
  3. Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  4. Onion chopped- 1 small
  5. Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  6. Tomato- 4 to 5  medium
  7. Carrot(diced)-1 small(optional)
  8. Water-1/2 to 3/4 cup
  9. Black pepper powder- to taste
  10. Salt-to taste
For garnishing
  1. Croutons
  2. Cashew cream
  3. Coriander leaves


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker.Add bay leaves and cloves.saute till fragrant.
  • Add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add chopped onion and saute till it turns golden brown.
  • Remove the bay leaves and the cloves from the pressure cooker and discard.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves.
  • Add diced carrot and saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Now add tomatoes ,water ,pepper and salt to taste.Cook until done.
  • Open the pressure cooker when stem is completely released.
  • Blend it using a hand blender.(For blending ,wait until it cools down a bit.Reheat it just before serving)
  • Strain the soup if desired.
  • Garnish with cashew cream ( i used home made cashew cream, you can also use store bought cashew and almond cream ,like this one )and coriander leaves.

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