Monday, February 19, 2007

HEALTHY AND NUTRITIOUS TOMATO SOUP (Aai's special)


Mode - Microwave

Time - preparation -5 minutes, microwave -10 minutes

Utensils - microwave safe glass bowl

Ingredients -
(1) 4 medium size tomatoes (cut into halves)
(2) 1 small piece of each - carrot, onion, beetroot, pumpkin, gourd etc.
(3) 1 tbsp whole wheat flour, 7-8 pepper corns, 2-3 cloves of garlic pods (unpeeled), Salt, sugar
(4) 1 tsp butter and fresh crushed pepper for garnishing

Procedure -
(1) Microwave tomatoes, carrot, onion, pumpkin, gourd and beetroot in a glass bowl on high power for 5 minutes.
(2) Cool and add wheat flour, pepper corns, garlic pods, salt and sugar. Blend to make a fine paste. Do not add extra water.
(3) Strain the mixture in same bowl. Add 1 tsp butter. Microwave on high power for 3-4 minutes. After the flour is cooked, the mixture will look like a thick sauce.
(4) Add 2-3 cups water (as per desired thickness). Microwave on high power for 2-3 minutes, just to boil.
(5) Stand for 2-3 minutes and then remove from oven.
(6) Garnish with crushed fresh pepper and butter. Serve hot.

Aai's Special tips -
(1) Do not use water while cooking, Water increases cooking time and decreases the nutrients.
(2) Instead of wheat flour, mix one or two bread slices while making paste; it will save time and soup will be tastier.
(3) This soup concentrate (without adding water) can be kept in deep fridge for several days. Any time, just add water and microwave few minutes to boil. Soup is ready to serve.

3 comments:

BLISS said...

amazing!

rakhib said...

wow..perfect recipe...Thanks a bunch

pharma mngr said...

very good, and tasty recipe.