The cold has already begun to set in.  How about a bowl of luscious hot tomato soup under soft winter sun? The weather is pleasant for a comfortable weekend. Food always sounds better on weekends. Are you ready to cook something special this time? You would definitely like to share your experience with others after making and relishing this sweet and tangy hot tomato soup.

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 30 minutes; Serves: 8

Ingredients:

Tomato                             6 Big

Water                                6 cups

Tomato ketchup              3 Tbsp

Corn flour                         1 tbsp

Salt                                    1 tsp

Black pepper powder     ½ tsp

Cream                                ½ cup (fresh and thick)

White sauce ingredients:

Butter                                  1 Tbsp

Maida                                  1 Tbsp

Milk                                      ½ cup

Method of preparing white sauce –

Heat butter in a pan. Add maida and saute for 4-5 minutes. Add milk and cook till thicker stirring constantly. Turn off gas and keep aside.

Method

Boil the whole tomatoes in an open utensil till the outer peel starts cracking.

Strain the water and peel them off.

Grind the peeled tomatoes in a food processor to make a fine puree.

Add this tomato puree in 6 cups of water and give a boil.

Simmer the gas. Add salt, pepper powder, tomato ketchup and white sauce stirring rapidly.

If you find lumps of white sauce, smoothen them well with the help of handy mixer.

Dissolve corn flour in half cup of water and pour it in the soup stirring steadily.

Cook for 10 more minutes.

Turn off the gas and add cream.

Serve hot.

For seasoning saute finely chopped onion in butter. Add it in the soup with dry parsley and mix well. You can serve crunchy bread crumbs, soup sticks or cocktail buns with butter cubes to make this soup a mini meal.

This bowl of hot soup is very satisfying and simply delicious. It is always a good starter with taste and health. Above all, it is simple to make and does not need much ingredients.