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February 14, 2010


Some are baking heart shaped chocolate cakes, some are cooking up elaborate meals for their beloved but I am stirring up a simple pot of Soup b'cause that is what my husband loves the most!, and this is not your regular tomato soup but a strong, nutritious blend of the most healthy veggies and also the most appetizing and digestive herbs so after 5 bowlfuls and a very satisfied look on his face I know Valentine's day is going to be great!!
To make this soup you need-
Tomatoes-1 kg
Beetroot-1 small piece
Mint- 1 large handful, with stalks
Coriander- 1 large handful, with stalks
Ginger- 1 small piece
Black peppercorns-4-5
Green chilli-1
Black cardamom-2
Sugar-4-5 tsp
Salt and black pepper
for garnishing if desired
Fresh cottage cheese (grated)
Bread Croutons
Fresh cream
Method-In a pressure cooker,combine all the ingredients except those reserved for the garnish, add 4 cups water and give 5-6 whistles, strain and season, serve piping hot with any or all the above garnishes.
And heyy you know what, just to keep looking at everything that reminds you that today is Valentines day, I have downloaded the most amazing Valentine Wallpapers, you can too- just click here. Enjoy your day!- the wallpapers and soup too!! :)

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Smita Srivastava February 15, 2010 at 9:12 AM  

Hi Bindiya ,
First time here . Must appreciate the lovely floral heart n of course the yummy tomato soup to match the occasion .
Also loved ur eggless tea cake ...


Homecooked February 15, 2010 at 12:43 PM  

Wow..this looks really nutritious and yummy! Valentine Day is all about making loved ones happy! I think you managed to hit the spot with this one :)

notyet100 February 15, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

UMMM looks so comforting,..

Easy Family Meals February 16, 2010 at 1:16 AM  

Soup is just the thing in this weather, at least where I am. We actually had tomato soup and grilled cheese for valentines lunch, so you aren't as unusual as you think.

Manasi February 16, 2010 at 7:21 AM  

This version is different and must've tasted awesome, looks super!
Tomato Soup is my all time FAV! I like it way over other soups!

Cynthia February 17, 2010 at 5:54 AM  

I love that first photograph!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] February 22, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

Did you make that floral heart?? I looks amazing!! Great job :)

V-day is all about pleasing your loved ones, so great job with the tomato soup!!

jagdish February 24, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

nice deco n great snaps too...

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