Easy tomato soup recipe with fresh tomatoes and a secret ingredient for color. Step by step pictures for beginners, with all ingredients available in your pantry. Nothing fancy, just an one pot soup!
Tomato soup is made in many ways, I would say this is the easiest way we can do with less effort.
This is most favorite for everyone following the sweet corn soup.
A smooth and bright red color from a tiny bit of beetroot added to it, makes a natural eye appealing color soup, that beats the restaurant ones!
Apart from the tomato soup recipes we get in Indian restaurants, I love the bisque we get in subway.
I love it for the rich cheesy and herb flavor in that one. This recipe is also very flavorful in its own way.
My kid is also not big fan of soups. After all, our eating habits affect our kids a lot, so he is also like that. Only tomato soup he likes. More than the soup, he likes the bread croutons.😊
Tomatoes - Choose red ripe tomatoes for best flavor, taste and color.
Corn starch - Corn flour as we call it in India (the white one) is used for thickening the soup, giving homogenous smooth texture.
Garlic - Since the ingredients are simple, it takes flavor from garlic. I highly recommend using it unless otherwise you are avoiding it.
Of course you can skip it.
These are the three main ingredients for this soup. Below is the secret ingredient for the vibrant color of the soup.
Adding a little beetroot is the tip to get nice bright red (I learnt this tip from Anjaraipetti show and also have read as tip in Mangayar malar) apart from choosing red ripe tomatoes.
Tomato soup recipe
- 4 Tomatoes Red ripe
- 2 Beetroot
- 4 Garlic
- 1 Bay leaf Or biryani leaf
- 1 tablespoon Butter - 1 tbsp
- Black pepper - As needed
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Corn flour
- Cream Optional - To garnish
- 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves
- In a small pressure cooker or pressure pan, heat butter firstly.
- Add bay leaves, roughly chopped garlic.
- Then add the tomatoes, beetroot and 1 cup water.
- Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Without disturbing much, take out the tomato skin which by now will come easily by itself.
- Discard the skin. Take out the bay leaf.
- If you want you can transfer to a sauce pan (another vessel to boil the soup) or continue with the cooker itself.
- I used my immersion blender to grind. If using mixie, cool down and blend without water.
- Strain this through a metal strainer to remove the seeds. You can use little water if you need.
- Again start heating the soup with the bay leaf, sugar and salt.
- Boil for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the corn flour mixed with 1 tablespoon water and mix well.
- Boil until thick consistency reaches.
- Season generously with black pepper, adjust salt and garnish with coriander leaves. Add cream in top if desired.
- I added about 2 slices of beetroot in size of two potato wedges.
- Add pepper generously or the soup will be very tangy.
- You can add half of a potato to soup as thickener.
Easy & best tomato soup
1. In a small pressure cooker or pressure pan, heat butter fristly and add bay leaves, roughly chopped garlic. Then add the tomatoes, beetroot and 1 cup water.
2. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Once done, without disturbing much, take out the tomato skin which by now will come easily by itself.
Discard the skin. Take out the bay leaf. If you want you can transfer to a sauce pan (another vessel to boil the soup) or continue with the cooker as well.
I used my immersion blender to grind. If using mixie, cool down and blend without water.
3. Strain this through a metal strainer to remove the seeds. You can use little water if you need. Again start heating the soup with the bay leaf, sugar and salt.
4. Boil for 3-4 minutes. Add the corn flour mixed with 1 tablespoon water and mix well.
Boil until thick consistency reaches. Season generously with black pepper, adjust salt and garnish with coriander leaves.
Add cream in top if desired.
Serve hot always. Top with bread croutons or serve with golden roasted bread toast🤤. Dip the toast in the soup and eat… Heavenly!
wow, lovely colour. wish to have it rite now :)When to add beetroot , along with tomato ?
Wow thw soup looks very inviting.Loved the clicks.
I love Tomato soup-even better if it has buttered croutons in it:)Love your salt pepper shakers!
So so tempting soup..
Wow ! Wow !!! Love this Raji... Ur clicks are awesome...
Delicious and yummy...amazing click...
looks gorgeous raji. love the first pic. my athamma has a special version which she gave me over the phone this weekend. not sure when i'll be able to try is, hopefully soon 🙂
Fantastic Raji.Just love the vibrant color and the pepper holder which is too cute.Healhty soup and perfect for this winter.
pretty ! 🙂 loved the photography
Oh, forgot to mention, edited now, thanks for asking 🙂
hmmm.... delicious soup 🙂
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Brilliant photos Raji...I love tomato soup any time and I too always add beetroot for that lovely red colour. Loved your salt and pepper shakers...too cute 🙂
tempting and super inviting .. ..wish to try it out
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Looks beautiful ...the most comforting soup
I can have this anytime of the day. Well presented and love this yummy soup
Lovely colour..this for the beetroot tip...will use it when I make this next time..
Lovely clicks & presentation .love the addition of the beetroot.bookmarked.
tomato soup is my favorite.will try it soon
Looks fantastic ..... perfect for a cool winter eve 🙂
Love the color...delicious & inviting...A welcome any time of the day or year!!
wow,it looks so yummy,but can we add some fresh Basil leaves on it,just for a nice flavour.
Raks... You inspire me everyday. You should better start teaching us how to click beautiful pics along with the recipe... Sooper Raks .
Recently I posted recipe inspired from your blog . Rava kesari. Thanks
Sure, you can replace cilantro with basil leaves.
Wow 🙂 looks yummy . Salt and pepper mills look lovely
Wow 🙂 looks yummy . Salt and pepper mills look lovely
What a sharp picture and colour. Love the entire recipe. If you add bread croutons to it, awww, you never say "NO" to this soup...
I usually make my soup in a similar way. I too love tomato soup.
I too add beet root to get that deep red color...a simple but comforting soup
I am loving the color! Look so comforting
looks irresistibly hearty n inviting,wonderful clicks
wooowwww..... your pics are really gud.... lov to follow u..:)
wow! lovely color and yummy soup
That looks sooo good! Tomato soup is easily my favorite (esp. the indian style not the ones we get here) and like your son, i love the buttery croutons too.
Am a sucker of tomato soup, very catchy bowl.
I keep making tomato soup these days to keep myself warm! I add carrots too for this soup. Loved the pictures..
Rich and delicious tomato soup, yum!! Lovely color too!!
Soup looks super delicious.
Soup looks so delicious.. I bet tasted good.. !! I am gonna give it a try this weekend! Thanks raks 🙂
wow what a coincidence I just made it for dinner yday but added carrot instead of beetroot but that's a nice tip .Healthy soup love it.
Lovely soup! My all time favorite 🙂 and beautiful clicks.
For me soup is tomato soup... rest all comes next... and this perfect colored soup is delicious!!!
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Hi,I found your blog quite recently. Lovely style of writing. If you dont mind me asking, when did you get those beautiful cooking vessels? Are they made of glass?
The soup obviously seems yummy. But I would like to appreciate the way you explained the method with picture. As it is said that the picture tell thousand words. It right. Looking at your picture, one need not to read the method. Your pictures tell the method. I have bookmarked it. Thanks. Raks...
It is quick easy recipe...Thanks....
Hi... tried your soup recipe... it came out delicious... have posted it in my blog... thanks for sharing the recipe... 🙂
wow fabulous nd easy recipe..
y do u add beet root? any special reason? cn i skip it?
Gurvinder pal Singh
wowww awesome ,,, i m enjoying it 🙂
Gurvinder pal Singh
Thank you ,,,, i m enjoying it 🙂
Tried it now came out well but dint add garlic and beet root instead I added ginger juice and carrot
It looks so good.. can we use ghee instead of butter??
Sure can use
Good to see this.. 🙂 shall we use ghee instead of butter????
Thanks for ur rply sis.. 🙂 i have tried your cornflour halwa without microwave.. it came well.. but it is so jelly when i cook normally not as thick as in the pic.. wat to do for dat??
Thanks for ur rply sis .. 🙂
I came across your tomato soup recipe and it was great! It is so far one of the few tomato soup recipe that requires no artificial flavoring or sweetness.
I made some variations to the soup by substituting half of the tomato with carrots (referred to your carrot soup recipe) and left out beetroot, bay leaf, cream or corn flour as the soup adhered nicely and was creamy and thick enough! 🙂
Added more water throughout the process as it evaporated quite fast. I put it to a boil first before simmering the soup for the next 20-30 minutes. So that the carrot and tomato were soft enough to be blended smoothly.
Thanks so much for sharing and look forward to your other innovations!
- A critical foodie from Singapore
Hi am your great fan.....i learned many recipes from yours only...thanks for the recipes you shared....your recipes are awesome,super,yummy and easy...
Can you tell that can we skip the beetroot part?
You can skip, but colour may turn out lighter.
Whether do we need to blend with beet root, will it change the taste?
Yes blend beetroot together. It would not change taste