Friday, April 17, 2009

Chilled Tomato Soup

Tomatoes are rich in not just one vitamin but three. Vitamins A, B and C can be found in tomatoes as well as beta-carotene, fiber and anti-oxidants. Tomatoes lower cholesterol levels which lowers the risk of chronic heart disease, and they also promote healthy skin.Another plus for the tomato is its versatility. Tomatoes can be enjoyed so many ways. Even if a person doesn’t like to eat tomatoes raw,  they still like as tomato sauces and enjoy pizza, spaghetti or even tomato juice.Tomatoes are full of the nutrient, Lycopene,a vital anti-oxidant that helps guard against breast, prostate, pancreatic, intestinal and other cancer...Here is my chilled tomato soup which needs hardly few minutes to prepare with simple ingredients...this chilled tomato soup goes to No Croutons Required by Holler of Tinned Tomatoes..Holler has asked all the participants to come up with a birthday menu for their entry for April..its quite fun and i enjoyed preparing my birthday menu..Holler this is for u!!

As starters,I would like to serve: Palak Onion Pakodas, Tandoori Paneer
As first course, my chilled tomato soup, Channa & Veggies Salad
As Meal: Coriander n Soyachunks Pulao, Tofu Manchurian,Butter Naan, Hyderabadi Paneer 65..
As desserts: Cantaloupe Granita,Apple N Sago Kheer and Kulfi...of course, there will be surely Champagne for everyone;)

1cup Tomato pieces
1/4cup Potato pieces
2cups Vegetable stock water
1/4tsp Pepper powder
1tsp Olive oil

Heat the olive oil in a pan , saute the tomato pieces and potato pieces for few minutes.. add the vegetable stock water and bring it to boil, keep in simmer.. cook until the veggies gets cooked ,keep aside...blend the cooked veggies with a hand blender..keep in fridge for an hour..

Serve chilled!!


Vaidehi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice info on tomatos and good recipe ..looks tempting

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Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,
love chilled soups esp.tomato, cucumber.
Your soup looks perfect.

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy soup priya..Nice info..

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Cool soup great that mean in summer I can still have soup and feel relaxed mmm Good one Priya!!!

Raaga said... Reply To This Comment

I have to try this. In the sweltering heat, it would be perfect.

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

cool soup looks cool..

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

This looks like tomato juice. I love it!!N ur menu looks delish!

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

nevery tried a tomato soup chilled looks perfect for this summer nice color too

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Is gaspacho? Looks good.

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Great soup...just perfect for fighting off the heat...

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya,happy belated b'day dear...and the menu looks great too..

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Wow very useful info on tomatoes, the soup looks healthy and delicious..

Jaishree said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks perfect& tempting..

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Chilled tomato soup looks awesome..It looks simple and yumm!!

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

The soup looks so comforting Priya, thats a yummy b'day menu :)

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

Hot tomato soup for winter... Chilled one for summer!! Great idea Priya!! Sounds simple too! :)

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

a good one for this summer heat, Priya

Lisa said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely as usual. Thanks so much for participating this month!

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

thats quite a birthday menu. If at all you are having a party, pls do invite me.. :D:D

chilled soups are my favourite, especially tomatoes!