Tomato Orange Soup

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

It has been raining in Namma Bengalooru for the past one week or so. This means, we have bid goodbye to Summer & the famous Bangalore weather is back.

I made a large pot of tomato soup to welcome monsoon. And, I am glad that Soup Nights are back again

Tomato Orange Soup

You Will Need:

  • 1 large onion
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large carrot 
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • juice of 3 oranges
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream (optional)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp any cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • Chilli flakes for garnish
  • Parsley for garnish

How To:

Roughly chop the onions & tomatoes & set aside. Dice the carrot, cook them, Puree in a blender & set aside. 

In a cooking pot, heat oil, add ginger, onions & saute for a couple of minutes. Add green chillies & tomatoes with some salt. Saute until the tomatoes are nicely cooked & tender. Set aside & allow them to cool. Once cool, puree in a blender & strain.

Transfer the pureed mixture into the cooking pot, Add pureed carrots, Milk, some water to adjust the consistency. Add tomato puree & check for salt. Allow it to simmer for about 5-8 mins. Add fresh cream, if using, Orange zest & orange juice. Whisk well & simmer for a couple of mins. Turn off the flame. 

Pour into individual soup bowls, Garnish with chilli flakes, cracked pepper & fresh parsley. 


  • I used freshly squeezed orange juice. I haven't tried adding canned juice but I have a feeling that it might taste bitter. 
  • Pureed carrots not only add colour to the soups but it also cuts the tartness of tomatoes. Make sure you add them

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