Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

What's more satisfying and comforting than a hot bowl of soup? This is an easy recipe and simply delicious. Tomato Soup is always good as a starter or light meal with salad and crusty bread.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


  • 6 medium tomatoes, cut in small pieces to make about 4 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut in small pieces to make about 1/3 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 celery stick, cut into small pieces to make about 1/3 cup of chopped celery
  • 1/2 inch ginger peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida hing
  • 1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped hara dhania


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Lightly brown the ginger. Add carrots and celery. Stir fry two minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, salt, sugar, and pepper. Cook until tomatoes are mushy.
  • Let the tomatoes cool, then puree in blender.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the cumin seed and asafetida. As the cumin seeds crack, add cilantro and stir for a minute.
  • Add the tomato pure and approx. 1¼ cup of water (adjust the water to your taste).
  • When the soup boils, turn the heat to low and let it simmer three to four minutes.
  • Serve hot, I like to serve with few pieces of crouton.
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Tomato Soup Recipe: Homemade Tomato Soup

Tomato soup, a savory delight perfect for winter cravings, boasts a plethora of health benefits tailored to specific dietary needs. For those managing diabetes, its low glycemic index ensures stable blood sugar levels. Being gluten-free, it caters to gluten-sensitive individuals. With its high protein content, it aids in muscle repair and satiety, ideal for a satisfying lunch box addition. 

Additionally, this soup is low in cholesterol, making it heart-friendly. Its low-fat profile further enhances its appeal for those watching their fat intake. Bursting with flavor and nutrients, it’s a stellar choice for soups and salads enthusiasts seeking a wholesome winter recipe. Whether served as a starter, a light meal, or alongside a grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup never fails to warm the soul and satisfy the taste buds.

Benefits of Tomato Soup:

  • Rich in Nutrients: Tomato soup is rich in essential nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and K, as well as antioxidants like lycopene. These nutrients are known for their various health benefits, including supporting immune function, promoting healthy skin, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Low in Calories: Tomato soup is naturally low in calories, making it a great option for those looking to maintain or lose weight. By using minimal added fats and sugars in the preparation, tomato soup offers a satisfying and nutritious meal without the guilt.
  • Hydrating: Since tomato soup is primarily made from tomatoes, which have a high water content, it can help keep you hydrated and replenish fluids in your body. Enjoying a bowl of tomato soup is a tasty way to stay hydrated, especially during colder months when drinking plain water may be less appealing.
  • Versatile: Tomato soup is incredibly versatile and can be customized to suit your taste preferences and dietary restrictions. Whether you prefer a smooth and creamy texture or a chunky and rustic style, there’s a tomato soup variation to please every palate.

Other Soup Variations:

  • Corn Vegetable Soup: Corn Vegetable Soup is a creamy corn soup with vegetables that is a great starter for a summer lunch. This delicious soup can be served hot or cold.
  • Lentil Vegetable Soup: Roast the tomatoes, before blending them into a soup for a deeper and more complex flavor. Roasted tomato soup has a slightly caramelized taste and a smoky aroma that adds depth to the dish.
  • Moong Dal Soup: Add chilli flakes, cayenne pepper, or hot sauce to the soup for a spicy kick. Spicy tomato soup is perfect for warming you up on chilly days and adding a bit of excitement to your meal.
  • Green Pea Soup: This is a healthy and delicious vibrant green colour soup. Green pea soup can be served with a slice of bread or with rice.

Tips for How To Make Tomato Soup:

  • Use Ripe Tomatoes: Use ripe, juicy tomatoes for the best flavor and color in your tomato soup. If fresh tomatoes are not available, you can use canned tomatoes as a convenient alternative.
  • Blend Smoothly: For a smooth and velvety texture, blend the soup until completely smooth using an immersion blender or countertop blender. If you prefer a chunky soup, blend only a portion of the soup and leave some chunks of tomatoes and vegetables intact.
  • Adjust Seasoning: Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning as needed before serving. Add salt, pepper, and any additional herbs or spices to suit your taste preferences and enhance the flavor of the soup.

FAQs about Tomato Soup:

Can I freeze tomato soup?

Yes, tomato soup can be frozen for future use. Allow the soup to cool completely before transferring it to airtight containers or freezer bags. Frozen tomato soup can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw the soup in the refrigerator overnight before reheating on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Is tomato soup vegan-friendly? 

Yes, tomato soup is naturally vegan-friendly as it does not contain any animal products. However, be sure to check the ingredients of store-bought tomato soup as some brands may include dairy or meat-based ingredients

Can I add other vegetables to tomato soup? 

Absolutely! Feel free to add other vegetables such as carrots, celery, bell peppers, or spinach to your tomato soup for added flavor and nutrition. Simply chop the vegetables and sauté them before adding the tomatoes.

What can I serve with tomato soup?

Tomato soup pairs well with a variety of accompaniments, including grilled cheese sandwiches, crusty bread, or a simple green salad. Serve the soup as a starter or as a light meal for a satisfying and comforting dining experience.

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38 thoughts on “Tomato Soup

  1. Hello Manjula Aunty,

    I am searching for your cabbage recipe which I tried 7 years ago and I liked it a lot. I made it for my son’s birthday and it was huge success. Everyone liked it. It is made with cabbage and if I remember correctly, it is mixed with gram flour and other spices and steamed . Can you please send me the recipe for that? I am actually not a big fan of cabbage but I liked this recipe. It was very tasty and everyone in my family loved it!!!

    Thank you,

  2. Absolutely delectable !!!

    The soup was perfectly balanced in terms of taste and consistency, It was quite easy to make as the recipe was very well described. Thumbs up for this amazing and delicious recipe and guys you should definitely try this amazing soup, I will try it again for sure. If anyone is looking for some more healthy yummy soup recipe check out these soup recipes.

  3. Greetings from Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Thank you for that wonderful recipe! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find Asafetida or Hing in my local International foods market. Nonetheless, the soup was absolutely delicious and my family loved it. I can’t wait to try your other dishes.

  4. Mam i m an owner of shree chinese recipe corner in nasik. Finally
    i got d perfect recipe for indian and chinese food if you dont mind i would like to be your assistant

  5. Tried your recipe for BATATA VADA. It was good. Thank you. I will try the soup. If some feel ginger is strong,in the soup, may be, before grinding, the ginger piece can be taken out and discarded.

  6. Thank you for this lovely recipe, Manjula. I have been following your blog for a while, but this is the first comment I’ve left. I’m an American living in Germany and absolutely love Indian cuisine. I notice you do not use garlic or onion very much – do you use hing instead? Once I had put in too much hing I think…I’m not so sure when to use it, because not sure what flavor it gives when cooked. Thank you!

    1. Hi, I am German and I love Indian food! I learnt so much from this website and I am so happy for all the ideas. It is very interesting to see and to learn how Indians cook. Thank you so much for all what I learnt!

    2. No you can not use hing(asafetida) instead of onion and garlic. Most of the Indian recipe quantity of hing used as pinch size and usually in tadka (in heated oil after poppy seed or cumin seed). Hope it helps.

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