Ahhhaaa again hot soups. These are actually my husbands favourite. He loves to have soups with toast / bread / pav / kadak pav or even croutons. So after a long time decided to make these croutons and serve them with hot soup. I have given in detail about the making of croutons in my blog too. I will post the link here for anyone who would like to know more about them and how to go about making them.
Ingredients For the Tomato Carrot Soup :
1 Kg small button sized tomatoes.
2 large sized carrots (about 250 gms)
1 tsp red chilly powder
1/3 tsp haldi powder
1/3 tsp coriander powder
1/3 tsp jeera powder
1 heaped tblsp coarsely ground black pepper powder
2 tblsp of ghee
Some croutons for serving.
Wash and add tomatoes into a pressure cooker. You can use any tomatoes, if large chop them into pieces before you put them in pressure cooker.
Peel carrots and cut them to strips or pieces. Wash and add them to the tomatoes in the pressure cooker. Now add 2 cups of water and pressure cook to 2-3 whistles. Let the pressure drop on its own. When cool enough to handle put it in a blender and grind to a smooth paste.
Remove and pass it through a thick sieve into a stainless steel vessel. Add in water if necessary to get a soup consistency. Mix well and bring to a boil, lower the heat and let simmer.
Now heat ghee in a small pan, when hot add in red chilly powder, haldi powder,coriander and jeera pd and finally the pepper powder. I add the masala powders to this particular soup, to remove the sweetish flavour of the carrots. You may leave out this step and just add some pepper powder if you wish so. Fry for a minute and pour this over the simmering soup, and mix well. Bring to boil and remove from fire.
Yummy Spicy Tomato-Carrot Soup is ready. Serve the soup in large soup bowls steaming hot with some croutons floating on top. Soups are always best served as appitizers or as the only dish if you like light dinner. Just serve with some bread slices / pav or toast.
** For the Method of Preparing Bread Croutons, Please follow the link given below …..