October 26, 2015

Spicy Tomato Soup

When it comes to soup, my family members never says NO and always, its a big YES from them. It is one of the healthiest, easy and of-course tummy filling breakfast, when it is served with a toasted bread. This soup is a little spicy soup than the regular tomato soup, as it contains ginger and chilli powder. In this recipe, I have not strained the soup but it can also be strained using strainer after blending it.

Here is the recipe for this flavorful and delicious soup...

Ingredients :

6 Tomatoes, Finely chopped
5 Garlic pods, peeled and chopped finely
1/2 Inch Ginger, Finely chopped
6 Basil leaves ( If not available, use coriander leaves or stalk )
2 Tbsp Masoor Dal
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp Chilli powder 
1/4 Tsp Jeera powder / Cumin powder
2 1/2 Cups Water  
1 Tbsp Pepper powder, crushed
2 Tbsp Olive oil 
Curd, for garnishing
Basil leaves, for garnishing

Method :

Heat olive oil in a deep pan and add chopped garlic followed by chopped ginger.

Saute and add the finely chopped tomatoes and basil leaves.

Saute till the tomatoes turn soft.

Now add masoor dal followed by chilli powder, cumin powder and salt.

Saute for a min and add the measured water.

Simmer the flame and cook for 20 minutes or till the dal gets cooked.

Remove from the flame, cool and blend it smooth using blender.

Again heat the soup and add crushed pepper or pepper powder.

Adjust salt and add water if required.

Boil it for couple of minutes and remove from the flame.

Serve in a bowl and garnish with little thick curd and basil leaves.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with any bread.


  1. This is what I need right now. A bowl of warm and spicy soup.. Yum!!

  2. It is good that your kids say a yes... for me it is a task making the kids have soup! This tomato soup looks apt for the season!

  3. we are approaching towards winter season and this soup is perfect for this season