Tomato Soup With Ginger-Spicy
Spicy Tamato Soup With Ginger
Fresh tomatoes soups are easy to make, well worth a try. You can change flavours by adding different things to tomatoes or by adding different herbs and seasoning Here, the predominant flavour is tomato and ginger. For a buffet, you can serve it in small mugs. Serves 4-6
1 kg. fresh tomatoes, quartered or roughly chopped*
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1-2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
3 cups vegetable stock or use stock pots or stock cubes or vegetarian bouillon granules. If you eat meat, add chicken or other meat stock.
Salt to taste
1 tsp. cumin seeds, dry roasted and coarsely ground
1 tsp. sugar, to be added only after tasting and it is too tart
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped spring onion greens, finely chopped
Chilli sauce (optional) to taste
*You can make it with tinned tomatoes, even tomato purÃ©e, if you do not have fresh tomatoes.
Heart butter and oil together in a pan.
Add onions and ginger and fry until onions are softened, but not browned.
Add tomatoes and fry for another minute.
When tomatoes are a little bit softer, add vegetable stock or water +stock cubes/granules/stock pots.
Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes or so, until tomatoes have softened.
Blend the soup and press through a sieve to remove any seeds and skins.
Place it back in a pan, adjust salt according to taste.
Add 1-2 tsp. sugar or sweetener here, if it seems too tart (khutta).
Add black pepper, and chilli sauce to taste, if desired.
Before serving, add chopped spring onion greens and simmer for a couple of minutes.
Pour into soup bowls and serve hot with a slice of fresh bread.