Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato soup is my hubby's fav soup,I just made it once in last winter when he is down with cold,now again he is suffering with cold from last 2 days so I decided to make Tomato soup but last time I saw this soup in Finger Licking Food blog and wanted to try this.I didnt use all the Ingredients listed there,I added them to my taste and that are available with me at home.Want to share my version here.
Ingredients:

Tomato:2 big
Onion:1/2(cut into thin slices)
Basil:1 bunch
Garlic:3 cloves(finely chopped)
Tomato Sauce:2 spns
Cornflour:1 spn(make a smooth paste by adding water)
Salt:To taste
Pepper:To Taste
Olive Oil:1 spn
Butter:3/4 spn
Cream:For Garnishing
Water:1/2 cup

Procedure:

1.In a pan add oil,when hot add finely chopped garlic,and fry till it leaves it raw flavor,now add in the cut onion and fry till onion turns transculate.
2.When onions turn transculate add the washed and cut basil mix well and fry for 2 mins now add the cut tomato,cover and cook till tomatoes turn smooth.
3.Add salt to taste and turn off the flame,let the mixture become cold.Now blend this mixture in a blender and make it to smooth paste,add water if necessary.Finally add half cup of water and blend it again just on low speed.
4.Now sieve the tomato and basil juice to a bowl,transfer it to a boiling pan,now add butter,pepper to taste,tomato sauce and mix well.
5.Pour in the cornflour paste to the boiling tomato pulp,stir well and let it come to a boil,then turn off the flame,Garnish it with cream and serve hot with Garlic Toast.

This is a soothing dish in Winter.Dec 16th '07 is the first day I met my hubby it has been 2 yrs by today,so made his fav soup and garnished in the way to show him my love in all the things I do.He loved the soup and the way I presented it.

4 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

I always like to add basil in my soups. This sounds comforting for a cold day.

Tina said...

Wow perfect and comfortable soup...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A comforting soup for the climate Kavya..looks great

Priya said...

I luv lasagna..perfect treat