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Friday, October 03, 2014

Orange and Tomato Soup~ Zimbabwe Cuisine

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Today we are landing on the last letter in the alphabet series and am so happy I could make it till z this time. Enjoyed thourughly the world cuisine we explored this month , Impressed my daughter and H with some unknow new dishes and am so happy I could make it. Thanks to valli for thinking about such wonderful theme , I enjoyed reading and knowing about so new countries and cook some recipes from them which I myself had hard time in pronouncing. Glad that I could make it till z. For my last letter in the series I wanted to make platter but my lappy crashed again :( seriously don't know Y this year I had to fight a lot with my laptop and bcoz of which I couldn't be punctual some times. Anyway am praying god that H should gift me a new lappy soon ;) .. Ok for letter z I chose Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe is officially called as republic of zimbabwe located in south africa. Zimbabwe literally means House of stones, here at meal time before eating a bowl of water is placed to wash our hands.It is strictly considered impolite if a person uses left for eating here.Guest are served instead of having self service. They ave 3 meals a day The breakfast may consist cornmeal or oat meal ,tea, bread etc. They have this yummy orange soup which is traditional and orginated from colonial zimbabwe. I chose this healthy and unique soup to end up my mega marathon this month. It was so much fun reserching, cooking , clicking and blogging about each country. Now lets move to the soup recipe..
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Orange and Tomato Soup

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    Preparation time
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10 mins
10 mins


  Orange - 1no ( squeeze and take the juice)
  Tomato - 1 no ( chopped)
  Onion - 1/4 cup ( chopped)
  Thyme - 1/4 tsp
  Butter - 2 tsp
  Garlic - 1 clove ( minced)
  Orange zest - 1/4 tsp
  Vegetable stock as needed
  Pepper pd as needed
  Salt to taste

  • In a sauce pan  heat butter, add thyme , garlic, Onion and saute them till translucent.
  • Add chopped tomates and saute.
  • Add the vegetable stock  and boil them till the tomato cook well.
  • Strain the soup and store the water.
  • Puree the tomato, onion and the ingredinets you have strained and mix it with stock.
  • Boil the soup and turn them off.
  • Add the orange zest and orange juice in the end .
  • Add salt and pepper as needed.
  • I added some chopped lettuce leaves for garnish which is optional.
  • Serve them warm.

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  1. very healthy and nutritious soup

  2. Very different soup, i have tried soup with orange and tomatoes separately, but this soup sounds quite different.

  3. Wow! A vibrant and orangy soup! Loved all the dishes presented in this series, Manjula!

  4. I love tomatoes and oranges together- must try this delicious soup, thanks- and well done for completing your A-Z blogathon :)

  5. Such an interesting combination of ingredients..great looking soup Manjula..

  6. Oranges and tomatoes is an interesting combination. Wonder how it tastes. I have tried orange and spinach soup but never this combination. Orange and tomato soup as a nice orange color. Lovely.

  7. What a great BM. I loved all the dishes you made and had a virtual treat. This soup sounds so flavourful and looks colourful...

  8. Orange in a soup sounds interesting.
    Kudos to you. Enjoyed all your dishes in this marathon, Manjula. I appreciate your efforts and patience in creating these wonderful dishes on the same day of posting.

  9. What an interesting combo of ingredients.Have bookmarked it to try.
    And it was a pleasure doing this marathon with you Manjula and enjoyed every dish and pic in this series...

  10. It's one bright colored soup. Very tempting & inviting dish.

  11. would never have thought of this combination. was so fun running themarathon with you

  12. Such a wonderful combination . Lovely clicks as well

  13. Wow what a unique combo. WOuld have never thought of it. The marathom was great with you.


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