(Last Updated on : 24/03/2014)
Ayurvedic Tomato Soup is an essentially good diet as it provides phytonutrients, as well as essential minerals and vitamins. This soup
helps to reduce weight so it is a delight for calorie conscious people. It can easily be cooked at home.
Ingredients of Ayurvedic Tomato Soup:
Four cups of water
Three good-sized tomatoes
One and half inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
One tablespoonful of unsweetened and shredded coconut
One clove garlic, peeled and chopped
Half small, green chilli chopped
A handful of fresh cilantro leaves
Two tablespoonful of ghee
One teaspoonful of black mustard seeds
One teaspoonful of cumin seeds
Four curry leaves, fresh or dried
One-fourth teaspoonful of cinnamon
Half teaspoonful of salt
One tablespoonful of jaggery
Half cup of water
Method of Preparing Ayurvedic Tomato Soup:
Wash the whole tomatoes and put them in a soup pot with four cups of water.
Cover and cook until the tomatoes have softened and the skins peel out easily.
Leave the tomatoes to cool and then remove the skin.
Pour the tomatoes along with the water into a blender and blend it till it becomes a smooth paste.
Pour it in a dish and keep it aside.
Now blend the coconut, ginger, garlic, chilli and cilantro with half-cup water to form a liquid paste.
Heat a soup pot on medium flame and add ghee, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Stir until the seeds pop and add the blended coconut mixture and the tomatoes and boil for some time.
Health Benefits of Preparing Ayurvedic Tomato Soup
Ayurvedic tomato soup has low fat content so it is good for those who are dieting.
Tomato is enriched with in lycopene and carotenoids and these two antioxidants can fight free radicals, avoid cancer.
It helps to control bad cholesterol in the body.
Tomato is also enriched with Vitamin A so it makes skin look naturally radiant.
This soup also helps to strengthen bones and teeth as the tomato has vitamin K in it.
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