How to make Tamatar aur Basil Shorba -

Tomato soup flavoured with fresh basil leaves.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Tomatoes (टमाटर), Fresh basil leaves (ताज़े बेसिल के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Soups

Tamatar aur Basil Shorba

Tamatar aur Basil Shorba Recipe Card


Hindi: tamatar
Relish a salad platter of thinly sliced tomatoes, with chunks of mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, sliced black olives and basil leaves. Arrange in concentric circles on a nice white plate. The word relish is just perfect here. And not just salads, for all those rich and good-looking Indian preps, the very famous onion-tomato masala is a must! Then, there are soups, beverages (call for the Bloody Mary!), snacks and even desserts made of these plump red things. Even the green ones are in use today. Must say, terrific tomatoes!

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tamatar aur Basil Shorba Recipe

  • Tomatoes 20-24 medium

  • Fresh basil leaves 24

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Black peppercorns 20

  • Garlic cloves chopped 8

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Parsley sprigs , deep fried a few


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add bay leaf, onion and black peppercorns.

Step 2

Quarter tomatoes. Add garlic in the cooker. Cube carrot and add. Add gram flour, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add 3 cups water, tomatoes, salt, sugar and basil leaves and mix well. Put the lid on and cook under pressure till 2-3 whistles are given out.

Step 4

Open the lid when pressure reduces completely, let the mixture cool slightly and strain the stock into a bowl.

Step 5

Discard the bay leaf from the residue and put it into a mixer jar. Grind with a little water into a smooth puree.

Step 6

Put the puree and the strained stock back into the cooker and bring it to a boil. Add roasted cumin powder and garam masala powder and mix. Adjust salt and mix.

Step 7

Transfer into a soup bowl, garnish with fried parsley and serve piping hot.

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