Delicious creamy tomato and roasted red bell pepper soup made with coconut milk with touch of spices
As you know I lost my father-in-law this Monday and the last few days have been very hard. My father in law was very simple and very practical in his thoughts and deeds, and as we pray for him, he also wanted us to have continuity in life. Hence I decide to make this creamy tomato and roasted red bell pepper soup is one dish. Yes it is a simple and easy dish which doesn’t requires much preparation.
My kids love tomato in soup form. And lover to have enjoy lunch and dinner with simple rasam (yes it is kind of tomato soup). So I make it very often. I have my own version of rasam which doesn’t have any lentils. I started making them from my days of living in Japan. I was planning to make a tomato soup other than rasam for long time.
Only now did I get a chance to make it. To keep the process easy, I used canned tomatoes, you can use fresh ones if you have it hand. But it requires some extra work like blanching and peeling the skin and if you don’t mind the extra work, go for it. Otherwise just grab a can of tomato and roasted bell pepper and make this easy delicious soup without much fuss.
I don’t like the taste of raw garlic so roasted them in coconut oil with a sprig of basil and cumin seeds, you know tomato and basil are inseparable friends. Then add tomatoes and fire roasted bell pepper then puree them. If you have immersion blender take it out and use it. I don’t own it so used my own trusted blender.
Then spice them with paprika and black pepper. You can increase the creaminess by adding coconut milk. That way you can make it a vegan soup. I know coconut and tomato goes well from the curries that I cook. I used coconut milk from carton; you can use it from a can or even freshly make it.
My 7 year old daughter loved this soup, and that means it is delicious. My kids are brutal critics, if they don’t like a dish; they won’t even touch it and would even tell me not to make it any more. So I know this is a delicious, easy tomato soup with my daughter’s stamp of approval.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.