Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Velouté de Tomates/Creamy Tomato Soup

Velouté means creamy, silky like texture, most of the French soups are known for their silky and smooth texture as most of this kind of soups calls for creams. Today's post goes for a creamy tomato soup which is quite simple to prepare. You can simply finish your dinner or lunch with a bowl of this ultimate soup as this soup will definitely please your tastebuds and fill the hungry tummies easily. Soups prepared with vegetables can be made simply with a double cooking method, while this velouté versions are created to save time, to deduce the expense in professional kitchens where velouté is often kept aside to serve along with various dishes. Also to say the biggest difference between the Velouté and regular vegetable loaded soups is flour which is replaced very much with potatoes as main thickening agent. However the final product tastes as much as like the soup.

Velouté de tomate, Creamy tomato soup

Though i have already cooked varieties of veloutés, our family favourite is always this creamy tomato soup. Very simple to make, this soup is loaded with pulpy tomatoes. However i didnt hesitate a second to add some herbs to make this silky soup more flavourful and aromatic. Many velouté soups also calls for egg yolks, but my today's version is completely egg free but not vegan.Actually this velouté soup method is derived from the popular Velouté sauce in which milk is replaced with vegetable stock or else with meat stock. If you are a follower of my space, you might have noticed that i have been posting many delicious dishes from French cuisine under Journey through the cuisine as this month's blogging marathon as theme.

Creamy tomato soup, French tomato soup

1/2kg Tomatoes
1no Onion(big & chopped)
1/4cup Mixed herbs (chopped)
2cups Vegetable stock
2tbsp Fresh cream
2tbsp Butter
2tbsp Flour
Salt
Pepper powder

Melt the butter in a large pot, add in the chopped onions and saute for few minutes until the onions turns transculent.

Now add the chopped tomatoes, mixed herbs, salt, pepper powder and cook in simmer until the tomatoes turns mushy.

French creamy tomato soup

Make a thick paste of flour with water and add the paste to the cooking tomatoes, add in the vegetable stock and bring it to boil.

Once the vegetables gets well cooked, blend the mixture and add the cream.

Serve warm.


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13 comments:

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks creamy and delicious.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful creamy and actually velvety soup.The clicks are making me drool..awesome Priya.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

The soup looks rich and creamy and love the color.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Such a delicious soup and a great choice for the letter..

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

We can't say no to this soup and this is absolutely delicious.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely delicious creamy soup..

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks creamy and inviting.

Amara Annapaneni said... Reply To This Comment

Creamy and delicious soup:)

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

That is such a creamy & yummy looking soup.

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Such a creamy and tasty looking soup.

Smruti Shah said... Reply To This Comment

Such a yummy and creamy soup. Great pick!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Creamy and comforting recipe!

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Creamy soup, a good cheese toast will make it a yum meal! !