18 February 2017

Indian Style Carrot and Tomato Soup #SoupSwappers

Welcome to the second edition of #SoupSwappers!  This month we take on an International Feel as we explore soup from around the world.  A big thank you to our hostess, Wendy, from A Spoonful of Thyme.

Recently I learned I needed to reduce the acidity of my stomach, and my doctor recommended that I use tomato powder instead of fresh tomatoes.  Here is a version of tomato soup using tomato powder. I love fresh tomatoes and while this soup was good, it would be best with fresh tomatoes.  Still, in a pinch, I would not hesitate to use the tomato powder!

Indian Style Carrot and Tomato Soup

by Our Good Life
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (2 servings)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 c tomato powder (or 2 fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped)
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 c water
  • 1/2 c whole milk, half and half or heavy cream
In your sauce pan, heat up the olive oil. Add onion, garlic, cumin, and salt. Cook vegetables until soft and translucent.
In the saucepan, add water and bring to a boil. Add carrots (and fresh tomatoes) and pepper. Cook until carrots are soft and easily break apart with a fork. Add tomato powder (if you aren't using fresh tomatoes) and stir well.
Pour hot soup carefully into a blender and puree until all vegetables are smooth. You may use an immersion blender instead. Pour back into pot, add cream slowly and stir as you pour.
Garnish with cilantro and a dab of sour cream, if desired.
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Be sure and check out the delicious soups being featured today!  There are enough soups to last you through winter and a few to save for the fall!  Enjoy!

Participating in Souper Sunday at Kahakai Kitchen!


  1. This sounds delicious Terri! I love tomatoes and eat them every day in some form. I hope that I don't develop some kind of problem from eating them. I already found out recently that I have a corn allergy, and there is corn in Everything. Corn syrup, corn meal, corn starch, etc. Hard to find anything that doesn't have corn in it.

  2. This does sound so good. I am a soup lover so I will check out the other soups you've connected to.

  3. This looks super delicious! I love a good soup, and try to do them about once a week. I will have to add this into my rotation soon.

  4. This does sound delicious. I didn't even know tomato powder existed. Glad you can still whip up a delicious tomatoey recipe like this, Terri.

  5. Oops! You should also link this up with Deb's Souper Sunday.

  6. My first time here ... what a lovely blog you have. So many yummy recipes to browse through.

    Wishing you a beautiful week ahead...

  7. I'm not a fan of tomato soup but this looks delicious! I love the added garlic and onion, too.

  8. My hubby and I both suffer from terrible acid indigestion and I absolutely love tomatoes. I didn't realize that the acid in them could be part of the problem. I'm glad to hear that there is a good substitute. We will need to try that.

  9. That sounds really interesting. I think it would be a fun new recipe to try out on my family!

  10. This looks so good! It inspires me to create a curry grilled cheese. I love the twist on the classic tomato soup, so why not twist the best pairing ever too?! I'm bookmarking this!

  11. Such a coincidence! I just had a large cup of tomato soup earlier today. I absolutely love soup in the winter, I'd definitely give this recipe a go!

  12. What a delicious sounding soup! I love eating soup, especally this time of year and carrot is my absolute fave. I didnt't realise you could get tomato powder, that's good to know. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Our family is obsessed with tomato soups - my boyfriend literally craves them every now and then. Will make him this one next time - see what he makes of it:) It sounds delicious to me!! x

  14. Grilled cheese and tomato soup is probably my favorite meal ever. I'll have to try this one out!

  15. I'm not a big fan of soups but my husband really enjoys them so I might make it and see if he likes it. Also have plenty of people I'll share it with

  16. Omg can we say yum?!! I just love soup, especially when it's cold out. I will have to give your recipe a try!

  17. This looks like such a delicious and creamy soup. It is the perfect comfort food to warm you up on a cold winter night.

  18. This sounds really nice. I bet my husband would enjoy this on a cold night for dinner.

  19. This soup looks amazing. I LOVE tomato soup. And soup powder definitely isn't a bad thing to have because sometimes it's hard to find a good, fresh tomato.

  20. Ooh this sounds so yummy! I have stomach issues so I'm definitely going to look into using tomato powder!

  21. I love tomato soup but have never made it fresh, with tomatoes or powder. I need to try this recipe next time I make grilled cheese!

  22. I love tomato soup but have never tried making it with tomato powder before. I like the cumin in this one. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. It is great to have you--come back any time! ;-)

  23. Visiting from Wales via Deb's SSS . Your soup though made with tomato powder is so vibrant in colour. Interesting that you say that you need to reduce the acidity in your stomach, i have been having the same problem and been prescribed some tablets which help, but not alleviate. My GP has not been able to identify the reason why and i think it may be dietary. I do like my tomatoes and use it in most cuisine, but wonder could that be the cause. He thought it was to do with spicy food, but i have reduced that.


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