Cook's Hideout: Indian Style Tomato Soup

September 03, 2015

Indian Style Tomato Soup

This tomato soup is the perfect accompaniment to grilled cheese sandwich. It is also great to serve warm with crusty bread on a chilly day.
Indian Style Tomato Coconut Soup
I added Indian flavors to the soup along with some coconut milk to make it thick and tasty. Substitute ginger with garlic, omit the cumin seeds and red chili powder. Use cream or half-n-half instead of coconut milk and make a American style thick tomato soup.
Indian Style Tomato Coconut Soup
Recipe adapted from here: 
Tomato Soup
Diced Tomatoes - 1 14oz. (or use 3~4 medium ripe tomatoes -- blanch, peel and puree them)
Red Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
Ginger - ½" piece, grated
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Red Chili powder - ½tsp
Coconut milk - 1½cups
Rice flour - 1tbsp (or chickpea flour)
Salt - to taste
Cilantro - 2tbsp, chopped

  • Heat 2tsp oil in a saucepan, add the cumin seeds and once the seeds start to turn dark, add the onions and cook till they turn translucent, about 3~5 minutes.
  • Add the ginger and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the tomato puree, chili powder and salt. Simmer for 5~8 minutes.
  • Gently stir in the coconut milk. Simmer the soup till all the flavors get a chance to mingle. If the soup seems too thin, then stir in rice flour that is whisked in water and simmer the soup for 2~3 minutes or till the soup is thick. 
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with grilled cheese sandwich.
Indian Style Tomato Coconut Soup



  1. Wow that sure is a lovely soup, rich in color and texture. I loved it , and needless to say that perhaps one of the best ! Fantastic!

  2. That's a fantastic recipe and love the bright red colour of your soup Pavani!

  3. Love the color of the soup and there are so many versions of tomato soup that it can be easily customized to ones palate. Nice combo.

  4. What a beautiful picture Pavani and love that soup color nicely presented...

  5. wow the addition of coconut milk is very interesting. Lovely combo

  6. The soup has such a lovely color and it would have tasted so good with the coconut milk in it.Next time I too will add coconut milk to my soup...

  7. Vibrant looking & healthy soup. Adding coconut milk surely enhance the taste.

  8. The soup looks amazing with that lovely colour.

  9. I will like my soup just like you made. Thanks not with all the omissions...

  10. a very vibrant soup!!! looks so comforting and awesome... slurp!!


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