Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tomato Bisque/Indo-French Tomato Bisque

I simply love this week's theme of blogging marathon, do you want to know about the theme. Its 'Adapted cuisine in different Country'. When i picked this theme, i know very well that i will be showcasing one of my favourite cuisine. Obviously i cant think more than Pondicherry. Been born and brought up in Pondicherry, this old French territory in South east coastal region of India is very much known for its French influences in everything. And this Franco-Pondicherrian/Indo French cuisine pulled me to come up with three marvellous dishes which gets its Indian touch eventhough these dishes are quite popular in typical French cuisine.

Creamy Tomato Bisque

For the first day, am kick starting this week's theme with a creamy smooth soup aka Bisque. Bisque is a French word for a smooth, creamy soup which makes a comforting bowl to finish a dinner or lunch happily. Though bisque is generally prepared with sea foods like lobster, langoustine, shrimp or fish etc, Pondicherrians make their own vegetarian versions either with a single vegetable or else with a combination of vegetables. Usually Pondicherrians prepare this soup easily with available vegetables, since tomato is one among those easily available vegetables, tomato bisque is one of my family favourite. Coming to this tomato bisque, its definitely a quite filling, rich, hearty, satisfying thick soup but still a light creamy soup to enjoy.

Tomato Bisque , French Tomato Bisque

3cups Pulpy tomatoes (chopped)
1/4cup Onions (chopped)
4nos Garlic cloves
4cups Vegetable broth/Milk
2tbsp All purpose flour
1 Bay leaf
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1tsp Coriander leaves/Thyme leaves
2tbsp Butter
1/2cup Fresh Cream
Salt

Heat the butter, add the bay leaf, chopped onions,garlic cloves, sauté until the onions turns transculent.

Add the chopped tomatoes, sauté until the tomatoes turns mushy, add the all purpose flour, stir continously until the flour gets well mixed, no lumps forms.

Now add the milk or vegetable broth,enough water,salt, cumin seeds, coriander powder, coriander leaves or thyme leaves, bring everything to boil.

Tomato Bisque Soup

Cook in simmer until the vegetables gets well cooked.

Remove bay leaf, blend everything as a smooth soup.

Finally add the fresh cream and serve warm with croutons.

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28 comments:

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The soup looks absolutely divine..seriously the clicks are amazing and I feel like picking that bowl off the screen.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome Priya, that's going to be fantastic! While I wasn't able to think beyond Indo Chinese, you reminded me of Pondy! will surely check out those..thanks..and this soup sounds so filling and a good one to indulge!

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

The color of the soup looks so good. That's an inviting bowl of comfort.

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Even i like this theme , but like Valli said, i couldn't think anything other than indo chinese recipe. Interesting indo-french soup., looks so vibrant and delicious.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Absolute bliss just looking at the bowl of soup. Very nicely prepared.

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

Tomato soup is all time favorite, but this Indo French versions seems quite flavorful.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

The soup is so creamy and delicious. Loved your detailed explanation of the adapted vegetarian version of the bisque.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

love to see your enthu to cook from different cuisines. This soup looks so delicious, love the presentation.

can we avoid adding refined flour???

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Love that tomato bisque and it looks so creamy and rich.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

The bisque looks creamy and rich. And the color is so vibrant.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

The tomato bisque sounds like a soup to make and have when we run out of ideas... really delicious!

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy tomato soup.. craving for it now..

Sujata Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks so creamy and delicious. Loved the colour. Never tried this tomato bisque. Bookmarking it 😊

Spice Affairs said... Reply To This Comment

Such a comforting bowlful of tomato bisque the recipe sounds so tempting.

Drashti Dholakia said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks so inviting and yummy..it is full of flavours. Want to grab this bowl and finish.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing looking pics of the soup. Sounds yummy will make this rains.

Nivedita Thadani said... Reply To This Comment

I didn't know the word bisque! Thank you for the introduction about Pondicherry and the love for the soup. Tempting click.

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

The soup looks so inviting and comforting ! Love the vibrant Color and beautiful photography as well 😃

Jolly Homemade Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Love the vibrant color of the soup..looks absolutely divine..gorgeous clicks 😊

Lathi L said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my God...I wish to grab that bowl ...what an awesome soup presented with croutons... restaurant style nailed

Freda Dias said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, it looks so creamy, smooth and rich!! I wish I could have that bowl of tomato bisque right now :D

Uma Raghupathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious. I love this kind of simple and yummy soup. But I omit cream and any dairy products.

Masala Chilli said... Reply To This Comment

Visiting Pondicherry is on my mind since a long time. I always go up to Chennai and then due to time constraints, never able to plan a vacation there. I have heard so much about the old French charm the city has and of course the cuisine. So, glad to know you belong from there and the next time I plan to visit, I know whom to contact for all the best places. Loved the recipe and I love bisque when I am in the mood for indulgence and adding cream and butter. With monsoons arriving next month, my dinners would be mostly soups of all kinds. Hearty and filling. Loved the gorgeous image.

maria nasir said... Reply To This Comment

Quite a heartwarmer you have got there, Priya! And with those crispy golden croutons, it's a complete meal for me. 😊

firsttimercook said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the vegetarian version of the bisque.
This looks so creamy as well as so delicious :)

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Still on my wish list is to visit Pondicherry. The bisque looks so creamy and welcoming. Pass tomato soup or bisque to me anytime and can have several bowls.

Jagruti Dhanecha said... Reply To This Comment

Look at the alluring colour of this Tomato Bisque, sound so tasty and delicious. Loving this easy and quick recipe.

THEYELLOWDAAL RECIPES said... Reply To This Comment

Bisque looks so delicious. Love your version ☺