Monday, January 12, 2015

Red Capsicum & Tomato Soup


Let me start by wishing all my friends and fellow bloggers a Very Happy and a Prosperous 2015.
I sincerely hope the New Year will bring glad tidings to you all. I personally don't believe in making any New Year resolutions as they are generally broken. But I thought it might be a good idea to sincerely make an attempt to eat and prepare healthy foods whenever possible. So what better way to start my first post of this year with this hot, nutritious and tasty soup. It's also perfect for the current chilly weather. Me and my spouse thoroughly enjoyed it. 

I shall be taking a short break from blogging and hope to continue with it next month. 


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Ingredients:

Red Capsicum 1
Tomato 2 medium size
Melon seeds 1 tbsp
Garlic (optional) 7-8 pods
Red chilly powder (optional) 1 tsp
Corn flour 1 tbsp
Salt As per taste
Freshly ground pepper For garnish

Method :

  1. Wash red capsicum and tomatoes.
  2. Grind melon seeds to a fine paste using little water and keep aside.
  3. Cut tomatoes in large chunks and boil them in a cup of water. When done set aside to cool.
  4. Smear Red capsicum with oil and with the help of a fork roast the capsicum directly on flame. Keep turning the capsicum till the whole capsicum is charred from the outside. Switch off the flame and when cooled, skin the capsicum in a bowl of water. Deseed it and chop it into chunks.
  5. Now grind the cooked tomatoes and the roasted & chopped capsicum along with garlic (if using) to a smooth paste.
  6. In a saucepan, add the ground tomato and capsicum paste, chilly powder and salt. Let it cook on a low flame.
  7. In the meantime, mix the melon seed paste and and corn flour/starch into a bowl and pour the entire contents into the saucepan. Keep stirring it so that no lumps are formed and allow it to boil for a minute or two and then remove from the flame.
  8. Pour the contents in soup bowls. Sprinkle freshly ground pepper on top.

  9. Serve hot.















Preparation time : 15-20 mins
Cooking time : 30 mins
Serves: 3-4 persons

Note:

  • This is a very healthy and tasty soup.
  • Melon seeds have a lot of health benefits and Red Peppers/Capsicum are packed with anti-oxidants.
  • The roasting of Red Pepper takes a little more time than the actual cooking.    

22 comments:

  1. comforting and delicious soup!

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  2. Love the smoked tomatoes! Love the comforting flavours!

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  3. This is such a healthy soup.. Love the smoky touch of the capsicum..

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  4. Heavenly though I never had anything close to it. Oh yes, the weather over here also calls for this delicious soup.

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  5. Happy 2015! I am all for eating nutritiously all year round and I love soup. This soup looks wonderful; am a big fan of roasted peppers and spice.

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  6. Soup looks very colorful and delicious.

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  7. Healthy and delicious soup, love the smoked flavor from the roasted capsicum..

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  8. This is a very colorful soup...lots of flavor...we really liked the use of melon seed paste in ...thanks for sharing this vibrant sip great for winters :-)

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  9. healthy and delicious soup!!....loved the infused flavours!!

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  10. SImply healthy, spicy and damn delicious soup!!!

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  11. new & healthy soup.........will try soon.
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  12. healthy and yummy soup!! very colorful and flavourful!!

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  13. Delicious, warm and healthy soup. Yummy yummy :)

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  14. Beautiful flavors and lovely colors.

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  15. yummy
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  16. Very nice colour, i can imagine the taste.

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  17. This is one comfort soup, lovely and well made

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