Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tomatoe Soup - Marathi style

Source: My cousin sisters Madhuvanti and Shubha Badve

Time: about 2 hours

  • Tomato pulp - 3 cups
    (boil 3-4 tomatoes, remove the cover, blend to get the pulp/puree. I use the tinned puree as a filler to increase volume)
  • Grated coconut - 1.5 cups
    (i use the frozen one)
  • Finely chopped ginger - 1/2 inch
  • Roasted cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
    don't use the readymade powder - it does not give the same taste
  • For tadka:
    1 tbsp ghee,
    1 tbsp cumin seeds,
    Curry leaves - 5-6,
    Green Chillies - 1
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves and fresh coconut for garnish

Blend the tomato pulp, fresh coconut, chopped ginger and roasted cumin seeds. Put this mixure through a fine sieve so that the cumin seeds and coconuts shreds are removed from the blended mixture. Add salt and sugar to taste and mix well. I like it sweeter so I'd put about 1.5 spoons of sugar.

This is the most time consuming part .. but u can keep this mixture ready before the party and the remaining part just takes 5 minutes.

Basically add around 1/2 cup water and heat this mixture. Start the tadka (see the ingredients above) while this mixture comes to a boil..

Put tadka on the mixture and garnish with a coconut-coriander mixture.

Serve hot with your choice of appetizers.. like corn bhujiya

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