There are very few things in this world that comfort without any expectations. One is a mother’s hug and the other is good ol’ tomato soup.
Both uplift the spirit, spread warmth and induce a feeling of well being.
Yesterday, when I came back from work, S wasn’t feeling too well. What with her crazy work hours and the unpredictable weather of Mumbai, this was bound to happen. She didn’t feel like eating anything but had to before she could take any medicine.
So tomato soup came to the rescue!
A well seasoned soup is easy to digest, and a bit of pepper helps to relieve a sore throat. Add some croutons and you have a decent meal on your hands in no time.
I remember very clearly that when we were little, mom used to make this version of the soup very frequently. She used to fry small pieces of breads for croutons! My brother and I could have gallons of it till we were bursting at the seams!
Restaurants usually mix carrot to the soup to give it density, which I absolutely abhor! Some even add pumpkin to add color! However a good trick to add color is to add a couple of slices of beetroot. It will give a nice reddish orangish tinge to the soup without altering the taste in any substantial way.
So here it is – a simple way of making tomato soup, so you can feel happy and fuzzy whenever, where ever :).