Step by step thick tomato soup recipe with photos.

Did you know tomato is the only fruit that releases it’s antioxidant (Lycopene) upon heating. So cook your tomato soup for 1-2 hours or more on slow heat. Making a good tomato soup was a struggle for me. I tried making soup with only tomato, then tomato and onions, tomato and  noodles, but result was never a deep tomatoey soup.

Only now I’m satisfied with the recipe. I know, the recipe is simple, and I came across this recipe many times but I was always averted to add carrots. Finally, I did.

For best restaurant style tomato soup, you need fully ripened red tomatoes. Choose the tomato variety that is your personal favorite. 1-2 carrots are the secret ingredient that adds both thickness and color to the soup. Another important ingredient is freshly grounded black pepper. And you’ll see a little change can make huge impact on the taste and texture.

Do adjust the salt, pepper, lemon and thickness of soup to your taste. So are you ready to enjoy soothing warm goodness to make yourself cozy this winter?

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How to make  cream of tomato soup recipetomato-soup

Author: Mariam Huzaifa

Recipe time:80 minutes|Prep time:10 minutes|Cooking time: 70 min |Cuisine: world, Pakistani|Recipe type: soup recipes, Winter recipes|Serving:5-6


  • 500 gm tomato, 5 medium,
  • 150 gm carrot, 2 medium
  • 100 gm onion, 1 large
  • 6 cloves garlic, medium
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 4 cup chicken stock made with 1 chicken carcass,( see recipe)
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly grounded
  • salt to taste
  • 1 -1/2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup sweet corn kernels
  • water to adjust thickness


  1. Cut onions, tomatoes, carrots and garlic in large chunks.
  2. In your soup pot, saute onion, garlic and carrots for  3-4 minutes, until onions are transparent.
  3. Add tomatoes, soup stock, basil and salt. Cook for 1 hour.
  4. Now blend the soup into a thin paste with immersion blender.
  5. Strain the soup in a coarse strainer to remove tomato seed and other solids.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes on medium low flame. Cover the soup.
  7. Add water as much required, to adjust thickness of soup.
  8. Add lemon juice, soy sauce, sugar and pepper. Adjust the soup flavor as per taste.
  9. Just before serving add fresh cream.
  10. Serve hot with baked or fried croutons.

Step by step cream of tomato soup.


In your soup pot take carrots, onion, garlic and oil.


Saute for 3-4 minutes or until onions are transparent.


Add tomatoes, choose ripe red tomatoes.


Add chicken stock, basil and salt and cook for 1 hour at least on medium low. Cover the pot.


After 1 hour soup is ready.


Blend the soup.


Sieve the soup through a coarse strainer.img_1686

Add butter


Add corn,cook for 10 minutesimg_1693

Add water as much required to adjust consistency of soup. Then add sugar, pepper, soy sauce and salt.


Finally, add lemon juice to your taste. If the tomatoes are tangy than less lemon juice will be required. Add fresh cream before serving. Serve with baked or fried croutons.tomato-soup.gif

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