Ustad’s Cream of Tomato Soup

READY IN: 45mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 . 2 bay leaf
  • 2 . 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 . 1 star anise
  • 4 . 2 cloves
  • 5 . few black peppercorns, whole
  • 6 . 4-5 tbsp. rice bran oil
  • 7 . 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 8 . 4 cups water
  • 9 . 2 onions, peeled, washed and finely chopped
  • 10 . 5-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 11 . 1/4 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 12 . 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 13 . 2-3 drops orange food coloring
  • 14 . 2 tsp. sugar
  • 15 . 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 16 . 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 17 . 2-3 tbsp. chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 18 . 1-2 tbsp. cooking cream, if required to garnish(optional)
  • NUTRITION INFO

    Serving Size: 1 (624) g

    Servings Per Recipe:4

    Calories: 177

    Calories from Fat 9 g 5 %

    Total Fat 1 g 1 %

    Saturated Fat 0.2 g 1 %

    Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %

    Sodium 29.6 mg 1 %

    Total Carbohydrate40 g 13 %

    Dietary Fiber 8.8 g 35 %

    Sugars 20.3 g 81 %

    Protein 6.5 g 12 %

    DIRECTIONS

  • 1. Heat oil in a pot.
  • 2. Add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves and whole black peppercorns.Stir-fry for a minute.
  • 3. Add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger (both finely chopped) and stir-fry for a few minutes or until the raw smell of ginger and garlic has gone.
  • 4. Fold in the all-purpose flour and stir-fry until lightly browned. Keep aside to cool.
  • 5. In another pot put water and allow to become warm on medium heat.
  • 6. Add the chopped tomatoes and then add the all purpose flour-onion-ginger-garlic spice mixture and stir well.
  • 7. Stir in the salt, 2 tsp sugar, 1-2 tablespoons white vinegar and 1-2 drops of food color.
  • 8. Allow to cook on slow flame for about 40 to 45 minutes. Stir well every few minutes.
  • 9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • 10. Strain and serve hot.
  • Note: The spices mixture consisting of bay leaves, star anise, whole black peppercorns, cloves and the cinnamon sticks can be prepared and kept in a closed container for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
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