Friday, 13 January 2012

Tomato Soup

·         2 cups chopped tomatoes
·         2 tbsp butter
·         1 ½ tsp all purpose flour
·         3 large cloves garlic, chopped
·         1 onion, chopped
·         ½ cup chopped celery
·         ½ cup chopped carrot
·         1 capsicum, chopped
·         ½  tsp sugar
·         ½ tbsp shredded cheese (optional)
·         Black pepper to taste
·         Salt to taste
·         A pinch of red food colour
                Melt 1 tbsp butter in a pan and add chopped garlic. Cook for 30 seconds on medium heat and add chopped onion, chopped celery, and chopped carrot. Cook for 1-2 minutes and then remove from heat. Pour it into the blender and blend it. Now melt the remaining 1 tbsp butter and add the four to it. Then the flour turns to light brown add the tomato soup to it, stirring continuously. It will thicken the soup. Now add the pepper and salt and sugar and food colour. Cook for 10-12 minutes and then if you want you may strain it. If you are using cheese add it at this stage. Cook for 2 minutes and check the seasoning. Tomato Soup is ready.