Healthy tomato soup

Posted on July 30, 2009. Filed under: Pregnancy recipes, Starter | Tags: , , , |

The ever popular tomato soup made healthier with the addition of moong dal. Tomatoes are rich in folic acid, vitamin C and moong dal provides protein.
Moong dal also cuts down the sharpness of tomatoes and gives this soup a velvety texture. Just pour it into your favourite mug and sip away…..

Preparation Time : 5 mins.
Cooking Time : 25 mins.

Serves 6.

Ingredients
5 cups chopped tomatoes
1/3 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), washed
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon cornflour or plain flour (maida)
1 to 2 teaspoons sugar (if required)
1/3 cup warm milk
2 teaspoons butter
salt and pepper to taste
For serving
fresh cream

bread croutons


Method
1. Pressure cook the tomatoes with the moong dal in 3 to 4 cups of water till the dal is cooked.
2. Cool and blend in a liquidiser. Keep aside.
3. Melt the butter, add the onion, sauté for 3 to 4 minutes and add the puréed mixture.
4. Mix the cornflour with a little water and pour into the soup. Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Add the sugar, milk, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
6. Serve hot garnished with cream and bread croutons.
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