Monday, February 14, 2011

How to Make Tomato Soup at Home - Indian Style

I am Crazy about Tomato Soup, which my grandmother used to make with loads of vegetables in it. apart from that, when i wrote a story for the first time at my class 7, has Tomato Soup played an important role. to brief the story here, the girl in the story drinks lots of tomato soup and suffers from stomach ache and the girl's sister gets caught in trouble while going out to get medicine. though it sounds funny now, the memories are as bright as the soup color!

Indian Style Tomato Soup

While speaking about the bright red color of the soup, it all comes from a small bit of beetroot. that's a trick i got from Suganya's Tasty Pallette.

Tomato Soup

How to Prepare Tomato Soup at Home
Prep Time05 mins 
Cooking Time: 25 mins  
Recipe CuisineIndian
Recipe TypeSoup


Ripe Red Tomatoes - 4
Beetroot - 1 small piece
Coriander stem - 4
Garlic - 3 cloves
Ginger - 1 inch size
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch in size
Cloves - 2
Pepper - 5
Bay Leaf - 1
Star Anise - 1 small
Corn Flour - 2 spoons
Water - 2 cups


Cut the tomatoes into 4 parts and transfer them into a vessel that could fit in your pressure cooker. add the spices bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and pepper to the tomatoes. add ginger and garlic too. add a small bit of beetroot, coriander stems and 1 cup of water. pressure cook all together up to 3- 4 whistles. alternatively you can cook them stove top for over 5-10 mins or also microwave them at very high for about 5-6 mins.
Tomato Soup Ingredients
just add an inch size of cinnamon stick, i had put one big one for the photo to show you all.

Cool them and remove the spices(cinnamon,cloves,star anise and bay leaf) except pepper.

Meanwhile prepare the corn starch by mixing 2 spoons of corn flour with 1/4 cup of water without any lumps.

Grind the tomatoes and filter the soup. boil the soup. add the corn starch to the boiling soup and give a stir. let the soup boil in slow flame for about 2-3 mins. add salt to taste, bit of pepper powder and serve hot!

Serve the Tomato Soup hot with Toasted Bread.


Before grinding the tomatoes, remove the skin of the tomatoes(its easy). and then grind together. boil the grounded soup, add the corn starch at slow flame and stir well so that no lumps are formed. add a bit of pepper powder and salt to taste. let the soup boil in slow flame for about 2-3 minutes. and serve hot.

Tomato Soup Recipe
Happy Valentine's Day!!!


  1. Awesome click,the color speaks the true taste of tomato soup...

  2. When ever we ar ein India my daughte rlove the Indian tomato soup especially the one we get when we order thali, this looks so so good and love the color with the addition of beetroot i didnt know they added beet in the tomato soup.

  3. Soup looks so delish that colour and the trick..thanks for sharing dear :)

  4. Lavi soup super...Bright color n thick and creamy...the way I want my soup to be..Looks so delicious

  5. Tomato soup happens to be my all time fave soup.Love the deep red colour..slurp!!

  6. My sons love tomato soup, the fried bread cubes actually..! Nice clicks and a wonderful colour..adding beet is a great tip :)

  7. The soup looks so refreshing and colorful! Love your pictures, Lavi. Have a great week ahead.

  8. My favourite kind of soup. Nice colour.

  9. Wat a vibrant colour, truly the addition of beetroot makes this soup more colourful and yummy..

  10. Loved the color of soup... looks so bright and delicious.

  11. Making me feel hungry lavi,looks very bright and tempting,nice recipe!

  12. wat a color..even i prepare a similar one adding piece of beetroot n carrot..but am not a cinnamon person urs..

  13. WOW...Love the color of the soup..My 1 st time here & glad i stopped by..Now a happy follower of ur site..cya..;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. reminds me of saravana bhavan soup.Nice bright colur and love ur version of soup.nice clicks

  15. Lovely recipe...Great pics...Glad to follow your lovely space...


  16. Hi I was going through your blog, color of tomato soup is really striking, a very lovely blog

  17. That looks just perfect - i love tomato soup, especially with those buttery croutons.

  18. hi.i hv tried this recipe.its really very delicious... following u..

    pls check out my blog
    wen u hv free time.

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  20. its an amazing one:)

  21. lavi, tomato soup ws really good....thnk u so much....:)

  22. where hav u added the corn flour that is mentioned in the ingredians

  23. thanks man really love this recipe!!

  24. i want to know how to make it bit sweet as we find in resturants??

  25. thanks for nice reciepe.and i want to know about preparation of ready to use tomoto soup powder

  26. we never had garlic before due to religous reasons... but for trying this receipy we used it. it was amazing in taste....


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  28. Very Nice! Great taste and great color. Did not put garlic but tasted really nice.

  29. Lovely photo attracted me to read more on the recipe.. I will definitely try this weekend.. thank you


  30. your soup is super

  31. you mean to say we should remove the spices before grinding? please clarify.

  32. gama gama nu irukku pa! sama soup thaan ....

  33. Hi there, thanks for the tip with beet root. I tried with my soup and it works! It's so great to find natural food colourings :)

  34. What a brilliant colour in the soup, perfect texture. And am sure it must have tasted divine, with the winters approaching near Indian style soups are our hot favourite for supper

    Glad to be your follower, strange I wasnt following you earlier :)


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