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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cream Of Tomato Soup - Tribute To Tarla Dalal

She is was an fabulous chef and a fantastic teacher . I always wanted to take part in her cooking demo's she organised in chennai but for some reason was not able to attend. She is the first person to bring different cuisines at our home with her easy to follow tutorials . I always loved her cooking and she was my fav chef . It was so saddening to know that she is no more I wish her soul rest in peace . Even though she is not with us her cookbooks ,  channels , shows will always remind us about this queen of cuisines. When BM member decided to make a tribute post in honour of this cooking queen i wanted to be a part too so made this cream of tomato soup from her youtube channel where she has a very very easy to follow recipes . 

Tarla dalal the queen of cuisines will always remain in our hearts with her delicious  recipes and charming smiles in her videos. I always use to watch her first show "cook it up with tarla dalal" and used to try  some of her recipes I haven't learn't so much about cooking even from my mom but tarla dalal mam have been a great inspiration and have thought so many recipes from cuisines all over the world . I love her website and still try many recipes from there . Thanks to her kind heart she had been a great person to share recipes . All the appreciation we got from our family with her recipes its all her kind heart who wanted to share some techniques and make us a proud cook . An tribute to this great person -"Queen of cuisines" - Tarla dalal  .

Recipe source : Tarla dalal


Red Ripe Tomato - 3 medium  ( Chopped )
Bay leaves - 2 No
Water - 1 cup or more
Maida - 1 tbsp
Heavy Cream - 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp for topping 
Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp 
Butter - 1 tbsp ( or less )
Pepper pd  - to taste
Salt to taste

To serve 

Crotons / Fried bread pieces


  • In a sauce pan add chopped Tomatoes , water , bay leaves, pepper corn and boil them till the tomatoes are mushy.
  • After the tomatoes gets cooked well switch of the flame and cool them .
  • Remove the bay leaves  and Blend them in a blender till smooth , strain them a keep it aside.
  • Heat butter in a pan and then add maida . saute till they get roasted well , Mix them well with out any lumps  .
  • Now transfer the puree into the sauce pan again and boil them add water if needed 
  • Add pepper pd ,tomato ketchup , salt to taste and mix well. Boil them well for few minutes.
  • In the end add cream and cook them for a while .
  • Serve the Hot with croutons and top little  cream on the sop to garnish  .

Thanks to the BM group for this thought to tribute this wonderful person. May her soul Rest in Peace .


  1. The soup looks so yummy.

  2. hmm really comforting soup and relish soup.

  3. yummy n really creamy soup..

  4. looking good , toasted bread along with soup is superb combination ! Thumbs up

  5. Love this soup,please link this to my ongoing event Manjula :)btw love the clicks

  6. Soup looks very good and creamy. Nice tribute to Tarla ji.

    On-going event: Dish it out: coconut and sugar/salt
    Eat seasonal food, fresh

  7. What a lovely tribute Manjula...

  8. So creamy soup.........

  9. Such a wonderful recipe and lovely tribute.

  10. lovely tribute with a lovely soup..

  11. Very healthy and a creamy soup, wonderful tribute...

  12. Looks so creamy and rich. super yum

  13. like this combo of toasted bread with tomato soup da :)

  14. Love the clicks.. Soup looks really good

  15. memories.... will live on forever. Her books were like my cooking Bible till learnt to explore more. One of the first soups that I made from Tarla Dalal's books was cream of tomato soup.

  16. Soup looks delicious, nice tribute..

  17. soup looks creamy and yummy...lovely cup...wonderful tribute...

  18. What a creamy soup!! literally drooling here.. apt tribute..

  19. perfect soup for cold weather..

  20. Lovely tribute to Tarlaji.
    Tomato soup looks yummy.

  21. what a perfect tribute ...a recipe that is easy to follow and perfect for any time


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