Tomato and carrot soup

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Tomato and carrot soup is a low calories, delicious soup which is healthy and full of vitamins. Tomatoes are good source of vitamin A, B6, C and vitamin E. Red tomatoes are also rich in dietary fibers. Carrots are rich in Vitamin A. The combination of tomato and carrots make a perfect soup which is healthy and very delicious also. The carrots give a sweet flavor and compliments tangy flavor of tomatoes. This is a very simple and easy recipe and does not require many ingredients. Try this refreshing, hot soup in cold winter days. Please do share your comments. Enjoy cooking, Shuchi

tomato carrot soup

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1½ pounds/750 grams red tomatoes 
  • 3-4 medium carrots
  • 1¼ tsp/to taste salt 
  • ¼ tsp freshly crushed black pepper 
  • 4 tsp butter/ Fresh cream  to serve (optional)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Croutons to serve (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves to serve (optional)

Method of preparation:

  1. Wash the tomatoes. Cut each tomatoes into 4 pieces.
tomato pieces
  1. Wash, peel and cut carrots into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Add salt in tomato and carrots. Boil tomatoes and carrots with one cup of water until they get tender (or take a whistle in the pressure cooker).
  3. Allow boiled tomato and carrot mixture to cool.
  4. In a blender transfer the mixture and blend it completely. Add more water if needed to get the required constituency.
  5. In a sauce pan boil the tomato and carrot mixture for 10 minutes add sugar and black pepper as per taste. tste and adjust the seasoning.
  6. Delicious tomato and carrot soup is ready to serve.
  7. Garnish the soup with chopped coriander leaves. Serve piping hot soup with butter and croutons.
tomato carrot soup
tomato and carrot soup

Some Tips/ Suggestions:

  1. Add a little more sugar in case if tomatoes are very sour in taste.
  2. You can also add some other herbs like basil and oregano in this soup.
  3. To give a different taste to to this soup add a small piece of ginger and a green chili while you boil carrots and tomatoes.

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