Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup these days is easily available in stores and can be instantly made using ready made packets and cans  .However,  the tomato soup made from scratch using tomatoes, onions and spices tastes really different and delicious . There’s nothing more satisfying than a nice home made tomato soup and is worth making. It is also very healthy and quite simple to make. The croutons fried in butter in the soup is usually loved by kids. Please read on for this yummy recipe which can be an appetizer, starter  or even a light meal or dinner by itself !

Irresistible Tomato Soup!

Tomato Soup

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious light starter or appetizer made with tomatoes and onions perfect for lunch or dinner.

It is better to use ripe or over ripe tomatoes for this recipe.


  • 6 – 7 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt as required
  • 7 -8 slices of bread cut into small squares
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 -2 tbsp  maida or cornflour (optional) mixed in a little water


  1. Pressure cook the tomatoes, onions,  and bay leaf with salt.
  2. Once cooled, remove the bay leaves and grind to a fine and smooth paste.
  3. Strain the ground paste into a pan using a strainer.
  4. Add water to the strained tomato onion paste to adjust consistency .
  5. Add sugar and adjust salt as desired.
  6. Add powered black pepper and let it simmer for a while.
  7. You can optionally add the cornflour or maida mixed in a little water for thicker consistency.
  8. In a small pan , heat butter and shallow fry the  bread squares until brown and keep aside.
  9. Add it to the soup just before serving.
  10. You can also add a little fresh cream if you like.
  11. Serve and enjoy the yummy soup!


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  • Megala
    August 29, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Lovely tomato soup, looks like restaurant style soup ! Thanks for the recipe !

    • InspiresN
      August 29, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you so much Megala, it is a recipe that I got from my mother and tastes similar to the restaurant style .Although I saw some versions online that used carrots and garlic along with the tomatoes ,that would be another variety I guess!

  • Jyoti Rao :)
    August 29, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Winter is coming 😀 and this is the best one can have in winters 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

    • InspiresN
      August 29, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Yes indeed , best enjoyed in the cold winters and it’s my pleasure to share .Thank you so much!

  • flavours2017
    August 29, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Healthy and yummy soup 😊

    • InspiresN
      August 30, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Thank you ! yes delicious and healthy 🙂

      • flavours2017
        August 31, 2017 at 2:52 am

        You are welcome Neha 😊

  • Vidya Narayan
    August 30, 2017 at 6:03 am

    I can happily indulge in bowls of these. Fab colour !

    • InspiresN
      August 30, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Same here Vidya, I can keep on having it and the color is natural 🙂 Thank you!

  • jyo
    August 30, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Simple but STUNNER !! Excellent for this weather 👍

    • InspiresN
      August 30, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      Right Jyo , it’s really simple and love it in any weather. Thank you!

  • amindfultravellerblog
    August 30, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Love a great tomato soup. Looks delicious Nisha. X

    • InspiresN
      August 30, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      Thank you so much, it was indeed very delicious !

  • da-AL
    August 30, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    love this! tomato soup is great for all seasons 🙂

    • InspiresN
      August 30, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      It is indeed great for all seasons. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Pooja Agarwal
    September 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Oh! I love tomato soup. 😋😋

    • InspiresN
      September 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much, me too love it!

      • Pooja Agarwal
        September 20, 2017 at 10:43 pm

        My Pleasure. 😄

  • Anshu Agarwal
    September 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I love soups…Loved the recipe..Looks very delicious !!

    • InspiresN
      September 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Thanks so much Anshu , the soup was very yum !

  • Neetha
    October 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    An all time favorite.. looks awesome and delicious 😋

    • InspiresN
      October 27, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks dear, it was indeed yum!

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