Tomato Soup with a Twist

Tomato Soup with a Twist

From   Mummy Ka Magic

Prep: 25 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Soup

Type: Fusion

Tomato soup is a favourite with most kids, and this twist will make them love it more


  • Medium tomatoes 4
  • Olive oil to grease
  • Fresh basil leaves 8 + a few sprigs to garnish
  • Garlic cloves 2 to 3
  • Tomato puree 1 cup
  • Medium potato, boiled, peeled, mashed 1
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Deep-fried heart shaped bread croutons a few


  • Preheat the oven to 180ยบ C.
  • Boil sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan. Core out the eyes of the tomatoes and give slight criss cross slits on the bottom side. Put them in the boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and dip them in a bowl of icy water.
  • Drain them again, peel and halve them and squeeze to remove the seeds.
  • Grease a baking tray with a little olive oil and keep the tomato halves in it hollowed side upwards.
  • Keep a basil leaf in each half and 1 garlic clove in only 2-3 of them. Keep the tray in the preheated oven and roast for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat another deep non-stick pan, add tomato puree and 2-3 cups water, mix and let the mixture boil for 2-3 minutes. Add potato and mix well with a wooden spatula till it blends well with the tomato mixture.
  • Add black pepper powder, salt and sugar and mix and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Take the tray out of the oven and let it cool a little. Transfer into a blender jar, add a little water and blend till smooth. Add to the tomato mixture in the pan and mix well.
  • Adjust consistency by adding a little water and mix and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain into a third deep non-stick pan, pressing the residue through the strainer with the spatula. Heat the soup till it just comes to a boil.
  • Transfer into serving bowls, garnish with a heart shaped crouton and a basil sprig in each bowl and serve piping hot.