After some looking at different recipes, I thought I would experiment with making an Indian Tomato Soup, as I once had in a restaurant. This comes close. Warning! Indian Chili powder is much spicier than your ordinary store-bought.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; stir in onions and bay leaves, and cook about 5 minutes until the onions begin to soften. Add flour, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, turmeric, and Indian chili powder. Cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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  • Pour the water into the pan, and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom with a wooden spoon. Pour in the tomato puree and thin with additional water to desired consistency. Add sugar and salt; cook until sugar is dissolved and soup is hot, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove bay leaves and serve with cream if desired.

Cook's Note

Substitute 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper for 1 tablespoon of Indian chili powder.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

166.7 calories; 3 g protein; 18 g carbohydrates; 18.1 mg cholesterol; 627.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
I would have given this 3 stars; my Indian husband would have given it 5. Be careful adding salt...some tomato sauces have salt added already. I used half the sugar and chili powder (I buy cp from the Indian grocery..it is hotter) called for in the recipe. I blended the soup with a hand blender and added leftover cooked basmati rice and chopped cilantro. Next time I think I'll leave out the cream and serve it with a dollup of yogurt and sprinkle with chopped cilantro in the style of our fav mulligatawny recipe. I might also try this with coconut milk instead of cream. Even with half the chili powder my kids thought it was too spicy but again my Indian husband loved it. We'll make it again with adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
I would have given this 3 stars; my Indian husband would have given it 5. Be careful adding salt...some tomato sauces have salt added already. I used half the sugar and chili powder (I buy cp from the Indian grocery..it is hotter) called for in the recipe. I blended the soup with a hand blender and added leftover cooked basmati rice and chopped cilantro. Next time I think I'll leave out the cream and serve it with a dollup of yogurt and sprinkle with chopped cilantro in the style of our fav mulligatawny recipe. I might also try this with coconut milk instead of cream. Even with half the chili powder my kids thought it was too spicy but again my Indian husband loved it. We'll make it again with adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
I would have given this 3 stars; my Indian husband would have given it 5. Be careful adding salt...some tomato sauces have salt added already. I used half the sugar and chili powder (I buy cp from the Indian grocery..it is hotter) called for in the recipe. I blended the soup with a hand blender and added leftover cooked basmati rice and chopped cilantro. Next time I think I'll leave out the cream and serve it with a dollup of yogurt and sprinkle with chopped cilantro in the style of our fav mulligatawny recipe. I might also try this with coconut milk instead of cream. Even with half the chili powder my kids thought it was too spicy but again my Indian husband loved it. We'll make it again with adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2010
Easy and fast to prepare delicious results. I substituted a bit of minced ginger and crushed garlic since I didn't have the paste. I used home-canned crushed tomatoes but if you prefer a smoother consistency you could run the soup through a blender. This was a delicious change of pace for tomato soup. Great Indian flavor thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
Very Good soup. I'm not a huge fan of minimally cooked tomatoes but this was good and very easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2008
I wanted something special for new years eve found it! Thanks njmom for this recipe. You should patent this recipe before some big time restaurant gets a taste of it! Seriously a keeper... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2012
This is good but I really like the Thai version of this http://trialbyfirewin.blogspot.com/2012/01/thai-spiced-tomato-soup.html Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2012
I've been sick all week with sinusitis and unable to taste anything well. I thought this would be just the thing to loosen things up. This is delicious! I didn't have Indian chili powder so I used what I had added some cayenne and 2 dried chili peppers. It was good the first night and great the second night. Thanks for sharing njmom! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2009
This is quite something (I've modded with a mix of coconut milk/heavy cream). Also fresh cilantro that I needed to use up. I plan to make a batch of this and add cream before microwaving. Need to keep this around for "at whim" snacking. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
I used some ginger and garlic separately as I didnt have ginger garlic paste. I also used regular chili powder. I didn't have a can of whole tomatoes so I crushed them with a hand blender. Worked perfect. My sister came over for dinner and even though she doesn't usually like soups she looved this one and even asked for the recipe! My kids and I loved it too. Lovely flavours thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2009
I just made this...it's quite tasty and easy to make! The only modifications I made were adding a half tsp of coriander powder and I cut the amount of chili powder I used (from an Indian grocery) to 1 tsp. It was still quite spicy. I'd probably cut it down even further if I make it for people who don't like spice. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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