tomato and basil soup
Basic Ingredients for tomato and basil soup
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
- Tomatoes 5-6 medium size
- Boiling water
- Ice-cold water
- Olive oil 1 tbsp
- Garlic 1 tbsp (chopped)
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper 1/4th tsp
- Oregano ½ tsp
- Red chili flakes 1 tsp
- Sugar 1 tsp
- Hot water 250 ml
- Basil leaves 2-3 nos. (chopped)
- Corn starch 1 tbsp + water 50 ml
- Fresh cream 1 tbsp
How to make tomato and basil soup
Make an “x” cut on the tomatoes, set water for boiling in a wok or pan and add the tomatoes. Let the tomatoes cook for 2-3 minutes and transfer them to ice-cold water, allow the tomatoes to cool down and further peel off the skin.
Now roughly chop the tomatoes and grind them to a fine puree.
Set a deep pan vessel on medium heat, add olive oil and garlic, sauté for a few seconds, and add the tomato puree by passing it through a sieve or a strainer.
Add salt & pepper, oregano, and chili flakes, mix well, and cook for a minute, add sugar further cook it for 5-6 minutes.
Add hot water and basil and mix well. Now You can adjust the quantity of water depending on how thick or thin you want your soup to be.
Add cornstarch and water mixture to the soup and cook until it thickens.
Add fresh cream and stir well.
Your hot tomato soup is ready, serve it hot along with some croutons on the side.