Monday, 18 October 2010



Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s nice to have freshly made hot soup for a quick lunchtime snack or as a starter when inviting friends to dinner. Here’s my quick and easy recipe. You can use the same recipe for nearly any vegetables you may have in your cupboard. If you do not have fresh tomatoes, you can always use tinned tomatoes.

Ingredients for 4-6 servings

5 medium ripe tomatoes
1 medium potato
1 medium carrot
1 medium pepper
1 medium onion
2-3 tablespoons tomato puree
Single cream (use at least 3 tablespoons – more if you like)
Half a teaspoon of turmeric
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 teaspoons grated or ground ginger
2-3 cloves of freshly grated or crushed garlic



1. Grate the potato, onion,carrot and pepper.


2. Gently slice the tomatoes and dip them in boiling water to remove as much of  their outer skin as you can.  Dice the tomatoes into small cubes and pour the tomato puree on the tomatoes


3. Mix all the vegetables in a saucepan and cook them on a medium heat.

4. Add the herbs like ginger, garlic and the spices like turmeric, salt and pepper.

5. Once the tomatoes start to soften, add two cups of water to the mixture.

6. Cook until all the vegetables soften.  If you have the time, add another cup of water and allow this to simmer on a low flame for half an hour.


7. Either transfer the thick soup into a blender or using a hand blender, blend the soup.  At this stage if you find that the soup is too thick - you can add some boiling water to the soup.

8. Add the cream, taste the soup and make adjustments as required. If you find the tomatoes to be quite sharp - you can add a bit of honey or jaggery to the soup.

9. Serve with croutons and warm French bread.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Biren of  Roti N Rice for sharing this lovely award with me. It is such an honor to be included in her 15 personal favorite blogs.  The Award came at just the right moment as  I was feeling a bit demotivated about blogging!!

Here are the rules of the award:

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers.  Please don't leave it general and just invite all your blogger friends to collect the Award.  It's always nice to be nominated so please do the favour and nominate 15 bloggers to share the Award with. 

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.

It was hard picking 15 bloggers to share this Award with.  I  would like to share this honor with the following 15 (please visit their blogs as they are all fantastic) :

1. Biren from Roti N Rice
2. Jagruti from Joy of Cooking
3. Nayna from Simply food
4. Prerna from Indian simmer
5. Jay from Jayz Kitchen
6.  Nivedita from Nivedita's kitchen
7.Ayesha from Taste of Pearl City
8. Jay from Tasty Appetite
9 Torview from Torview Toronto
10. Akila from Akila's kitchen
11. Tanvi from Sinfully Spicy
12. Satya from Super Yummy Recipes
13.  Priya from Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes
14.  Rachana from Veggi Fare
15. PJ from Seduce Your Taste Buds

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  1. thank you Mina I will post it on my awards page
    delicious colourful pictures

  2. A healthy and delicious bowl of Soup!

    Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing it with me :-)

  3. Oo, sounds delicious. And pretty healthy!

  4. The soup looks delicious!!And thanks for passing on this award to me. :)

  5. Thanks so much Mina! It really means a lot. I'm flattered!

  6. Perfect soup for the weather. Clicks r too good.Congrats on ur award:)

  7. A bright yummy soup i would love.

    Hey Mina why you are feeling demotivated about blogging ... your recipes are great and some of them are on my to do list too.

  8. Hi Mina,

    loved the soup...just followed you...:)


  9. Nice comforting bowl of soup with all fresh ingredients. Congrats on your award and thank you so much for passing it to me :)

  10. Droolworthy and hearty soup, Congrats on ur award,thanks for sharing ur award with me, am honoured..

    Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes

  11. Love the soup...such a nice and wonderful thing to devour in the cold weather...the red color definitely adds to the taste. Love your space here.

  12. First time here..u have a nice space. Like the color of the soup..a gr8 way to get kids eating veggies without a fuss. Thk u for sharing the recipe

  13. soup looks very inviting the color very much ..yummy ..Congrats on this wonderful award ..i wish u many more to come ...n Thanks a lot mina for sharing this to me ...its a gr8 honor u dear


  14. Congrats dear on your well deserved award...n so sweet of you to share with me...Thank you...:)

    Tasty Appetite

  15. congrats on your award dear and thank you so much for passing this award to me.....

  16. 1st and fore most you have awonderful blog and fully deserve this appreciation award.
    Thankyou for sharing it with me.

  17. What a lovely and delicious bowl of soup. It is perfect for this time of the year.

    You have a lovely blog and I enjoy your vegetarian recipes. Thanks for paying the award forward. Congrats to the bloggers you have named, many whom I visit :)

  18. This looks like a delicious Vegetarian Recipe. I'll definitely have to give this soup a try. If you are looking for even more great recipes, I would definitely recommend Better Recipes. Though I now work for them, I have honestly used them myself for years. They have a wonderful supply of delicious dishes, including some amazing vegetarian soups.

  19. Your site is fast becoming one of my favourites – thanks so much for these great recipes.

  20. Great blog Mina! I love this recipe - it looks so delicious and flavorful! I'm glad I found you on LinkedIn - looking forward to reading your posts from now on! :)

  21. delicious puree of vegetables thank you for linking

  22. Hi Mina Many thanks for this awesome award. Its a pleasure to accept. Your blog is wonderful and I love this spicy soup. Please do link it to lets cook soup an event currently running at There is a linky there to add your post.


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