Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Cream of Tomato Soup with Indian Spices

You know that it’s raining hard when it awakens you from a [rare] sound sleep. I’m not talking thunder and lightning here, I am talking driving, pounding, torrential rain. That’s what woke me up this morning. The weather has warmed up considerably, but I find that these 40° damp, rainy days often make me feel colder than 20° sunny days. There is something about the gloom, rain, and gusts of wind that just seeps into my bones. So today I’m craving grilled cheese and tomato soup, my go to comfort food.

I wanted soup that was warming and spicy, with more flavor than the norm, so I decided to kick up my regular recipe for tomato soup with Indian spices. I think this is going to be my new go to tomato soup when I have the craving. It was creamy and delicious, as homemade tomato soup tends to be, but the spices took it over the top! This is good enough for company, and I will keep it in mind the next time I have the girls over for soup and sandwich.
Cream of Tomato Soup with Indian Spices

​​3 Tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
1 T. freshly grated Melissa’s Organic Ginger
¼ cup tomato paste
1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 oz.) can petite-diced tomatoes
2 cups chicken stock
½ cup heavy cream

Melt butter in a large stockpot or over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Whisk in ginger, garam masala, chili powder, cumin, and tomato paste, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes, and chicken stock; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and slightly thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Blend until smooth with an immersion blender (or allow to cool slightly and use a counter top blender or food processor).

Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1 minute.

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judee said...

Patti ,
This soup sounds divine and so easy to make as well.. Pinning this one. Thanks

Alycia Nichols said...

Mmmmmm!!! Yes!!! I’m a major tomato soup fan, and spice...my passion! The two together? Ay yi yi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda said...

Looks so good Pattie. I recently made a butternut squash tomato soup using tomatoes I canned from last summer, and I thought about you. You are so creative with your spices! I'm saving this one to try next time.