Healthy Tomato Soup ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)


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A perfect low calorie substitute for creamy tomato soup in which the creamy texture is retained by the addition of protein rich moong dal and low fat milk. The use of only 1 tsp of butter for 4 servings makes this recipe truly healthy. Using toasted whole wheat bread croutons for serving is just the rich crunchy contrast to the fried croutons made with oodles of oil and refined flour.

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

5 cups chopped tomatoes
1/3 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tbsp cornflour
1/3 cup warmlow fat milk (99.7% fat-free)
1 tsp low fat butter
salt and pepper to taste

For Serving
4 tbsp toasted whole wheat bread croutons

Method
  1. Pressure cook the tomatoes and the moong dal with 3 to 4 cups of water till the dal is cooked.
  2. Cool and blend in a liquidizer. Keep aside.
  3. Melt the butter, add the onions, sauté for 3 to 4 minutes and add the pureed mixture.
  4. Mix the cornflour with a little water and pour into the soup.
  5. Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the sugar, milk, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  7. Serve hot each cup garnished with a tbsp of toasted whole wheat bread croutons.

Handy tip:

  1. You can replace the butter with 1 tsp of oil in this recipe, since oil had less saturated fat as compared to butter.
Nutrient values per serving
CaloriesFat
35 cal. 1.4 gm
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