Friday, January 4, 2019

Creamy Tomato Soup

When the mercury drops soup and bisque make their way to the dinner table. With the winter storm keeping temperatures in the 30s for the last few days, I decided we needed thick creamy Tomato Bisque, the old family favorite. This soup never fails to provide comfort on a cold or rainy day. We all love the strong garlic flavor in the soup. Serve it with a savory scone or bread. We enjoyed it with fresh baked dinner rolls/pav that I had made for vada pav. A very hearty meal.

I was surprised to find that I did not have a tomato soup in the blog especially as this is one of our favorites. This soup has a rich creamy texture and a lovely orange color. I used to make it with canned plum tomatoes for their delicious citrus flavor until I found organic tomatoes that provide the same taste. The regular grocery store tomatoes taste very bland.

I used cream as I happened to have some heavy cream in the house. My daughter wanted me to make baked gulab jamoon, the only dessert she likes. And cream is a must have ingredient in my recipe. You can skip the cream and the bisque will taste just as delicious.

You will need
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 pods garlic, minced
3 large Plum Tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tbsp. heavy cream

Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions. Saute for a few minutes until they are cooked. Add the minced garlic and saute for a few minutes. In the meantime chop the tomatoes and them to the pan. Add the sugar, salt and paprika. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the tomatoes are cooked and thickened. Take off heat and blend to a puree. Return to the pan and simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Turn down the heat and add the cream. Turn off the heat after another minute. Optionally garnish with cream.

Serve hot with bread or savory scones. Enjoy!


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Also sending this to Kid's Delight an event started by Srivalli and hosted this month by PJ who blogs at Seduce your taste buds for the theme Winter Warmers.


  1. Up tell you the truth ,I have never been fond of soups , but Tomato soup is the only soup that I really like and make it in winters . This soup looks nice and creamy and I am
    Sure made a awesome meal with freshly baked Pav .

  2. A bowl of this creamy tomato bisque is quite enough to keep myself warm. Its too chilled here and i need a bowl of soup like this rite now.

  3. I can have this soup at any time of the day. An absolute favorite of mine. Looks amazing too.

  4. What a perfect soup for this chilly weather! The soup looks so creamy and the additional topping of cream makes it more inviting.

  5. Love tomato bisque and this one with cream is so yummy. Definitely a winter warmer.

  6. My son is a soup lover, especially creamy tomato soup. He loves to dunk his grilled cheese in it :-) Your version sounds absolutely delicious.

  7. We had winter storm for the past two days and this creamy bisque sounds like a perfect treat for this dreary weather.

  8. Oh I guess many of us have missed updating our favorite and simple dishes to the blog..this is an excellent soup. Though I am not a soup person, I have had my share of tomato soup love!

  9. Tomato based soups are my my family's favourite.. this is a perfect soup for my family in winters or rainy weather.

  10. Among hundred of other choices, any day the tomato soup is our first favorite. I so love a good tomato soup and my boys are the same. Looks wonderful Varada!

  11. I used to hate tomato soup as a child. Now I love it but only home made versions. I am ready to try another version and this one looks so delicious


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