Feb 23, 2010

A take on the good ol' tomato soup

I'm not a fan of the ready made soups. And I don't have patience to make soups from a scratch, especially if I'm making only for me. But recently, I have fallen in love with the Knorr classic thick tomato soup. Inspite of the fact that tomato soups of any kind give me acidity and reflux. I'm popping antacids after any meal that has tomato gravy. Yet I added a bit here and there and I can tame the acidity of this soup.

I have a confession to make. I love making food, but I hate taking photographs of food. So most of my good recipes end up in my diary. (Yes, I do keep a diary of my favorite dishes, and hope to pass it on to my kids. That is, if in their time, they even learn to cook!) So I have to search for photos off Corbis. Thank God for Corbis.

Here's what you need:

1 packet of Knorr Classic Thick Tomato Soup
2 slices bread (a day old would do great)
1/2 cup milk
a few sprigs of coriander
a pinch of pepper

Make the soup according to directions. When the soup is almost done,add the milk,the coriander leaves, pepper.
Cut the bread into 1" squares, and add half of it to the soup. Give just one boil and take it off the gas.

To serve:
Ladle the soup into the serving bowl and top with the rest of the bread.

For me, the milk and the bread cut down quite a bit of the acidity of the soup. There can be many variations to this.

You can add leftover plain rice to the soup. Makes a filling meal.
Add some cheese on top while serving.

I got this idea from Suganya of Tasty Palettes. I have had her recipe for Tomato bread soup bookmarked for a long time. I figured this was a shortcut for me.

In my last post I mentioned I was going to meet Arundati, a fellow food blogger. It was fantastic to meet her. It is always a pleasure to meet someone so confident and assured of themselves. Their positive outlook on life leaves a mark on you, that confidence rubs off onto you. She is all that and more.
The funny part of it all, we did not talk of food! It did weave itself into the conversations but not recipes or methods or ingredients. How that one hour went by, I just didn't know.

It was the best girl time I had in ages! Here's hoping you visit soon, or I make a trip down south.

I just whined about being lazy to take pics of my food, and the web-surfing Gods brought me to this page..Is there such a thing as web-surfing Gods?