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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thakkali Soup (Tomato clear Soup )

                                                         we are almost on the look out for some good soup recipes, since soup is an indispensable item in all households .This is a simple soup which can be given even to small babies This soup can be had with rice also if made little hot and spicy.For bachelors this is a good recipe as it is simple and can serve dual purpose.This soup will go well along with papad for rice.

Tomatoes-2 (big)
Big onion-1
green chili-2
Broken green gram (pasi paruppu)-2 table spoons
Thoor dhal(thuvaram paruppu)-2 table spoons
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
Pepper powder-1 teaspoon
To season
Pepper-1 teaspoon
fennel seeds-1teaspoon(big jeera)
cinamon-2 small pieces
bay leaf-1 small piece
Curry leaf-little
Coriander leaves for garnishing

                    Cut the tomatoes into fine pieces. Mince the onions too.Slit the chilies.In a small pressure cooker add little cooking oil and season the soup with the items given for seasoning.Now add the dhals and saute for 30 seconds so that its raw smell goes(if you roast for long then the dhals will get roasted and will not get cooked.so be careful) now add the tomatoes and onion pieces along with the green chili.Add turmeric powder and the salt needed.Pour 2 to 3 cups of water.Close the cooker and cook for 7 minutes or for 2 whistles.Once the pressure goes open the cooker and pour the contents into a stainless steel strainer or any good strainer.Squeeze off the contents nicely with a laddle.Now add as much water or Arisi mandi(rice washed water) to get the desired consistency.Check for the hot and salt taste.If you are going to have it as soup for drinking then the salt and hot taste can be less.Keep the cooker again in the stove.Now add the pepper powder and without closing the cooker bring the soup to a boil or cook for 5 more minutes in medium flame.Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves while serving.


Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this recipe,came out great,nice flavour and good blend of spices,nice to have soups esp when weather is cold,thank you,skl

Lalitha Rajamanickam said...

I wanted to make thakkali soup, but I forgot if I should add garlic or not.I was trying to reach my mom in India, but she was not picking. Then I thought you might have the recipe and checked your blog, I got what I want. Same as my mom's recipe. Thank you so much. :)