On a rainy day, when the stomach starts growling, what better comfort food than a bowl of warm and spicy soup? And what is the easiest and the most familiar soup in the world? Of course, it is the tomato soup. For ages, we have been eating rasam with rice during winter. Every time someone at home is down with fever, amma makes rasam with pepper and garlic which guarantees instant relief! The soup is just another way of making the rasam and drinking it.
To make tomato soup for two, you would need:
Ripe tomatoes- 4 large
Garlic- a few pods
Salt and pepper to taste
Oregano for seasoning
In a pan, melt a tablespoon of butter (The health conscious may replace it with olive oil). Roughly chop the onions and add it into the pan. Add the peeled garlic pods to it. Fry until it turns golden brown.
Cool the mixture and blend it along with tomatoes into a smooth paste. We did not strain it cause that would mean losing the pulp.
Now add the mixture into the frying pan. Add a cup of water, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
Boil it until the raw smell of tomato goes away. Add a little diluted cornflour if the consistency is runny. Boil again.
Turn off the heat. Garnish with oregano and read croutons and serve hot.