Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Red Bell Pepper Soup

This recipe is my adaptation of a recipe I found in a bargain cookbook I bought some years back.I have been planning to try this red bell pepper soup for quite sometime, but every time I buy the red bell pepper for it I land up using it in some other recipe and this gets side lined again. I enjoyed this soup with crusty bread, in fact I literally broke off a chunk of the bread and dunked it into the soup and it tasted awesome especially when it soaked up the soup a little.



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Ingredients and Method to make the Red Bell Pepper soup

2 large red tomatoes (approximately 2 cups chopped tomatoes)
4 large red bell peppers ( cut into small pieces )
1 large red onion (cut fine)
2 large garlic cloves (cut fine)
4 small green chillies (cut very fine)(or according to taste)
1 tbsp chopped cinnamon basil (optional)
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cups of water or vegetarian vegetable stock
salt to taste
crushed pepper to taste
few leaves of cinnamon basil for garnish (optional)

Drop the tomatoes in hot almost boiling water and keep for a few minutes.Remove the skin from the tomatoes and cut the tomatoes into smallish pieces, it does not have to be too fine.

Heat olive oil in a large heavy bottomed pan and add onions,garlic,green chillies,chopped basil and saute until the onions are transparent.

Add the red bell peppers,cut tomatoes ,salt to taste and 3 cups of water and cook until the red bell peppers are soft.

Cool and puree this in the blender until smooth.

Reheat this gently and add crushed pepper.

Serve hot with cinnamon basil for garnish with bread of choice.

Serves approximately 4

This is my entry into Colour in my Food event being hosted by EC

This is my entry into Food in colours event hosted by Sunshinemom this month's color is red

30 comments :

Suma Rajesh said...

its a new recipe..looks colourful and delicious..mouthwatering soup..perfect..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my favorite recipe. Looks so good. Love the deep red color of the soup. Urs looks so rich and creamy....

Madhavi said...

Yummy yummy soup, look delicious!!!

easycrafts said...

So creamy and red in colour...thanks for participating

A_and_N said...

The soup looks amazing!!!
the color is so perfect :)

Aabharan said...

Hi Usha,

The soup loovs very interesting! Beautiful colour :)

Thank you for stopping by @ Aabharan. Please visit again when you have time

Sangeeth said...

lovely colour....

Dershana said...

Hi Usha,

This is new to me. I've always used Red bell peppers just in salads! Looks yummy :-)

Shreya said...

the colour is a treat to to the eye! delicious recipe...

sunshinemom said...

Usha, thank you for the lovely red soup! It is absolutely scrumptious:)

Sireesha said...

Yumm Yumm and awesome soup:))

Purva Desai said...

This looks really tempting....and new to me....

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

wow .. a new recipw for me .. must be really tasty .. looks good

Priti said...

Soup looks and gud ..nice entry...

mitr_bayarea said...

Usha-

red bell pepper soup looks so yummy, I often love this flavor and buy this soup from Trader Joe. Now, thanks to your recipe, can try it at home sometime.

Uma said...

lovely color! A very delicious soup Usha! Thanks for the recipe.

Usha said...

Thanks Suma.

Thanks Sukanya.

Usha said...

Thanks Madhavi :)

Usha said...

Thanks EC,looking forward to the roundup :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice color and gr8 entry. First time here. I like those banana bites also.

Usha said...

Thanks A & N

Thanks Aabharan

Thanks Sangeeth

Usha said...

Thanks Dershana :)

Usha said...

Thanks Shreya

Thanks Sunshinemom,looking forward to the roundup :)

Thanks Sireesha

Usha said...

Thanks Purva :)

Usha said...

Thanks Vegetable Platter,yes it was very tasty :)

Usha said...

Thanks Priti :)

Usha said...

Thanks Mitr,let me know when you try it :)

Thanks for dropping by Uma :)

Sukanya said...

Amazing looking soup, The color and texture is so rich.

Usha said...

Thanks Sukanya,it tasted delicious too :)

Sapna Anu B.George said...

I came here from Darshana's page...... great soup

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