Diced large vine tomato -3
Diced small potato - 4
Diced carrot -1 small
Chopped garlic - 2
Diced onion - 1/4
Salt and pepper to taste
Hot milk - 1 cup
Vegetable broth or water - 2 cups
Italian seasonings - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 1/2 tbsp
Heat butter in a pressure cooker add onion and garlic,saute till its light brown.
Add the carrot,potato and tomato saute till tomatoes are soft.
Add the seasonings and water/broth and pressure cook till soft.
Cool the pressure cooked ingredients & mash it well or blend it to a smooth mixture.
Strain the mixture transfer it into a pan add hot milk give a boil,adjust the seasonings.
Switch off the stove and serve it hot garnished with bread croutons.
Version - 2
Large ripe tomatoes - 6 diced
Carrots - 1 small cut into cubes
Chopped onion - 1/4 cup heaped
Chopped garlic - 3
Cinnamon stick - a very small piece
( do not add too much otherwise the soup will have a strong cinnamon flavour )
Bay leaf - 1 small
Whole black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Water as needed
Fresh cream ( optional) for extra richness as needed
Butter - 1 tbsp
Heat butter in a pan add the bay leaf,cinnamon and black pepper stir.
Add the carrots onion,garlic and tomatoes saute for a minute.
Add salt and pour one cup of water and pressure cook till soft.
Cool and open the pressure cooker lid and strain out the liquid,discard the bay leaf and cinnamon.
Add the cooked tomato mixture into a blender and blend to a smooth liquid,strain this mixture.
Transfer the puree and the strained liquid to a pan add water if needed add sugar and give a boil.
Switch off the stove mix the cream if using and serve hot.
a) Once cream is added do not boil otherwise the soup will curdle.
b) You can garnish with bread croutons or cheese and serve.