Creamy Tomato Soup

Try this creamy soup, you’ll not be disappointed. It has become a family favorite now and we will be sipping a lot of this during the winters. Here is the recipe.

All you need is

Tomato – 3-4 (choose the best ripe and red tomatoes )
Onion – 14 cup ( sliced )
Garlic – 5-6 cloves
Bay leaf – 2
Beet root – 2 small pieces ( it gives a wonderful color to the soup )
Black peppercorns – 12-15
Butter – 1 tbsp
All purpose flour – 1 tbsp
Sugar – 12 tsp
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
Fresh cream – 2 tbsp

Method of preparation

Cut the tomatoes into 4 pieces.
Add them in a pot.
Add onions, garlic, bay leaves, beet root and peppercorns and 3 cups of water in the pot.
Bring the mixture to a boil.
Simmer the heat and let it cook for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool.
Discard the bay leaves and beet root.
Blend the mixture in a blender.
Strain the mixture through a soup strainer.
Heat butter in a pan.
Add flour and cook for 20-30 seconds.
Add the tomato mixture to the pan and keep whisking to avoid formation of lumps.
Add sugar, salt and black pepper powder.
Cook for 2-3 minutes, till soup thickens a bit.
Add fresh cream and cook for another minute.
Garnish with fresh cream and parsley or coriander leaves.
Serve hot.

You can also add Parmesan and garlic croutons in the soup. they go very well with it and are baked. Here is the recipe.

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