A couple of weeks ago,tomatoes were being sold at astronomical prices.The vegetable that has become indispensable in our cuisine had become unaffordable to many.We were using very less tomatoes at home and the dishes seemed to have lost their taste.
Then suddenly, last week, they became so inexpensive that the vendors at the farmers market had a lot of surplus.The price reduced further and everyone around here are buying them in bulk!
When I visited the farmers market this week,I picked up my share,in fact,more that I could handle and am using them to make preserves and soups.
Here is an Indianized version of the tomato -Tamatar Ka Shorba.After going through many variations and varieties,I put in what I had and made this in less than 10 minutes in the microwave.This is yet another simple soup recipe that can be put together in a jiffy.
Ginger- garlic paste-1 teaspoon
Roasted cumin powder-1 teaspoon.
Red chilli powder-1/4 teaspoon
Salt and pepper to taste
Coriander leaves to garnish
- Blanch tomatoes.
- Peel and puree after it cools .
- In a deep microwave proof dish,put in pureed tomato,all the ingredients [except pepper powder and coriander leaves], enough water [to get the consistency of your choice] and microwave on high for 5 minutes or till it starts bubbling.
- Remove the bay leaf and serve hot garnished with pepper powder and coriander leaves.
There are many variations like adding lemon juice or a paste of chickpea flour etc.This is my version which I found to be quick and tasty.
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