Baked Samosa and Tomato Soup

Baked Samosa

Samosa..aah..are they not tempting? :D they are ...for me. Samosa's are my weakness too... and I can add myself to list of people who consider themselves as a 'I go zombie when I see Samosa'... so, I tried this baked version, result was good. A little less guilt compared to deep fried ones. As some great person has said "Conscience is the inner voice which does not allow you to enjoy what you are doing", baked samosas made me guilty coz of the amount of butter which was added in the making of samosa skin ...but there was no choice :( ...anyways no one can bake a 0 calorie samosa so I convinced my conscience ;) and enjoyed eating ... :D You can find the recipe for baked samosa here & here

Anu says.. "the dough recipe is a winner! " She just adds 1/4 cup melted butter to 2 cups of plain flour. I used 1 cup wheat flour and 1 cup plain flour and results were very good.


Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup is one which needs no introduction. Here you find Sowmya's version which was yummy!

Here you go with Tomato Soup Recipe:
Recipe Source : Sowmya Tripurant

Ingredients :
Tomato : 2 big ripe tomatoes
Carrot : 1 small
Onion : 1 small
(All vegetables, washed, peeled* and chopped)
*where necessary

For Spice Bag :
Cloves powder-1/2tsp
Elaichi powder -1/4tsp
Cinnamon Powder-1/4tsp
White Pepper Powder-2 pinches
(Caution : Pepper+Cloves = too spicy, unless u r in that mood .... ;) )
Tie them in a muslin cloth and leave the thread a bit lengthy so that it can be tied to the vessel.

Butter/Olive Oil : 1tsp (u can use more ..)

Sauteed all vegetables in olive by adding one after the other with tomato going in last and carrots first. Added little water and boiled it for about 5-8 mins. I covered the vessel while cooking. Removed from heat and let it cool till it reached room temp. Pureed it in a blender. Filtered it to a pan in which soup will be made.
Tied the spice bag to this pan(mine had a handle, so it was easy to tie) and added salt and sugar. When soup start showing bubbles, lowered the flame and checked the soup and adjusted flavors accordingly. Boil it for about 3-4mins in that time spices would have very well diffused into soup. Remove from heat and serve.

Enjoy hot tomato soup with your favorite accompaniment. My son enjoyed them with deep fried bread pieces ;)

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