Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tamatar Shorba/ Indian Style Tomato Soup 【番茄浓汤】

Being raised Chinese, I am a soup lover. There were always a big bowl of (clear) soup on the table for every meal back then. I was a little shocked to learn that my in laws (Indians) don't have the habit of drinking soup over a meal. A sort of cultural shock to me.

Tamatar Shorba/Indian Style Tomato soup is one of the few soups that my Indian side of families enjoyed, it is mostly being ordered in restaurants or served during parties, it is more like a western influence treat with Indian tweak.

I now make this soup occasionallywhen I have plenty of harvest of tomatoes in the summer and/or during exceptionally cold days in winter.




3-4 fully ripened tomato (big) cubed
1/2 carrot cubed
1/2 Bombay Onion sliced
2 cloves of garlic  lightly crush
7-8 thai basil/sweet basil leaves
1/4 cup of chopped cabbage
3 cups of chicken/vegetable stock or water
1 tsp of all purpose flour


1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp chili powder    Optional
some black pepper powder (optional)
Salt to taste


3-4 只 中型熟透的 番茄  (切块)
1/2 根 胡萝卜  切块
1/2 只 洋葱  切丝
2 瓣 蒜瓣  拍扁
7-8 叶 罗勒
1/4 杯 包菜  可无
3 杯 高汤 或 水
1 茶匙的 中筋面粉


1/2 小勺 孜然粉
1/2 小勺 糖
1/4 小勺 辣椒粉 可无
一点 胡椒粉

1. Heat up 1 tbsp of oil in a cooking pot, stir in onion, garlic and cumin powder.

2. When the onion become soft, add the cabbage and carrots, cook for about 2 minutes, now add the tomato cubes, stir for another 3-5 minutes, cover with lid.

3. Add the chopped basil and chili powder. Now stir in a tsp of all purpose flour, mixed well and add 3 cups of chicken/vegetable stock or water, bring it to boil and turn to medium heat to cook for 10-12 minutes.

4. Puree soup using a handheld immersion blender until smooth. Sieve and discard seeds and skins,place the soup back in pot and cook for few minutes until thickened.

5. Season with salt and pepper.

1. 在一口锅里热上1大勺的油,加入蒜瓣和洋葱煸炒至香气出来后加入孜然粉。

2. 加入包菜,胡萝卜,煮2分钟后加入番茄块,煮3-5分钟。

3. 加入罗勒和辣椒粉和一小勺的中筋面粉,拌匀后加入3杯的高汤或水,大火煮滚之后加盖转小火煮10-12分钟。

4. 用手提搅拌机或食物料理机把汤搅拌成糊状,如果喜欢更顺滑可以过滤一遍去掉种子和番茄皮。

5. 把汤倒回锅里继续煮几分钟,加盐和胡椒粉调味。

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  1. 盈,我在你的blog好像没看到你有做过hummus鹰豆泥,可不可以找一天分享你认为最好吃的hummus呢?先谢谢咯!
    From Malaysia, Peng.