Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Everyday tomato soup

I had a complete different post in mind today and I had written it up, all I had to do was put some pictures and the recipe....but wait ....! We are expecting 10-12 inches of snow....school is off and we are snowed in. So...naturally it calls for a warm hearty n  all time favorite tomato soup in a picture story ! Well spring might be around the corner, somewhere but here........

Warning - photo heavy post 

The recipe for this soup is inspired from here 

2-3 large tomatoes cubed
1 large red onion cubed
2 sticks of celery finely chopped
2-3 garlic pods
2 cloves
rock salt to taste
freshly ground pepper
4-5 basil leaves finely chopped
1/2 stick of leek finely chopped
2 slice of white bread

Pre heat oven to 400 F.

In a cast iron skillet, add the celery, tomatoes, red onions and coat them in olive oil . Add salt and freshly ground pepper. Red onions adds a sweetness to the soup.

In a seprate pan add the finely chopped leek and coat some olive oil add a dash of salt and freshly ground pepper.

Place them in the oven, remove leek after 8-10 min or when it is roasted. leave the tomatoes, onion and celery for 5 more min, add garlic and roast for 5 more min ( total 18-20 min) or till it is roasted.

Blend everything except the leak with 3/4 slice of white bread. It will be a nice creamy mixture. Transfer to sauce pan, add the roasted leek and finely cut basil leaves and crushed cloves bring to a boil.

Usually I like to bake croutons, but since it was cold n snowy, a little indulgence :)) I chopped and deep fried them and seasoned them with salt, pepper, paprika and dried basil leaves. am telling you it was worth it and yes I did fry them in ghee (clarified butter) :))

When you drink this soup you will love the flavor and crunch of the croutons and the leek does add a bit of texture to the soup, if you do not like this, you can always blend the leek with the tomatoes, onion and celery.

Thanks to a very good friend for gifting me this beautiful handmade soup bowl.  Print Friendly and PDF


  1. How absolutely lovely! We don't have the snow (at least not yet, anyway), but it has gotten colder and that tomato soup would be perfect in front of the fireplace tonight!

  2. Can't wait to try this! Sounds delicious!!

  3. You photographed the humble soup beautifully.
    Nice color.


  4. Totally drooling here !!! This looks amazing :)

  5. Love the colors, the soup and the throw and the ambiance!:-)

  6. The soup looks absolutely delicious and comforting. Would love to have a sip of it.

  7. the soup is soo thick, the colour is bright and cheery; just what you need to uplift your mood with all the white outside the house :)

  8. Oh dear, fantabulous..Both the recipe n the pics..Slurp n cozy..

  9. I never prepared any kind of soup till now... looks simple and easy.... will try it out soon.

  10. looks like comfort food... yumm... and the pics are amazing!!!

  11. Cant take my eyes off from the soup bowl.........Loved the colour of the soup !!! Feel like having it now :-)
    Today's Recipe
    Shepherd's Salad

  12. What an incredible presentation. Hot delicious tomato soup to warm up your cockles on an ultra cold snowy day ! Awesome.

  13. The soup are looks stunning and delicious. Soup bowl also looks very attractive and decorative. Happy to follow u.

  14. awesome pics:)super and yummy clicks?)

  15. perfect soup for the right snowy day. Lovely it looks. Nice clicks too

  16. Will definitely keeps me warm, comforting soup.

  17. Creative clicks and beautiful bowl of soup. Loved the props

  18. Oh for that bowl of comfort!
    I usually follow Mark Bittman's recipe, now I must try your version, it just feels so , so warm and perfect!

  19. Incredibly rich color you achieved with this tomato soup. My husband loves tomato soup either hot or cold.

  20. I would love to sit on that chair, covered with that gorgeous throw and sip a mug of tea whilst watching the snow! alas, in tropic now!! the soup is just picture perfect:0

  21. I love this recipe. Mine is almost same to same, except for baking. I am going to try baking now. Please do send it to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event. Please do read the event rules :)

  22. love the color of the soup, looks yum!

  23. Hi, This is my first time to your blog, wonderful and very beautiful collection of recipes and photos. The photos are awesome, fabulous... To be true, more than reading your recipes, I am admiring your photos. I am really sorry, I don't mean any thing wrong. Thank you for stopping by in my blog. I am really happy to follow you.

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