Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tomato egg drop soup

I have this cookbook by Sanjeev Kapoor called "Khazana of healthy tasty recipes", that has a whole range of low cal healthy indian and 'fusion' dishes, from salads to desserts, in true Kapoor style.
Each recipe is followed by a small nutritional nugget which is guess is a must for such a book. But on a closer look I see that they mention some thing like 225 calories for a Mexican corn pie or 270 calories for a 400 gm spiced chicken bites, but where are the portion sizes !!! I looked through the whole book but could not find any info on how many portions are included per recipe. Bad copy editing /quality check I guess.

In any case, I decided to try the tomato egg drop soup from the book a while back. I personally would not rate the end result very high, I guess bits of tomatoes with egg was not really my cup of tea or shall I say soup, but the husband loved it. So I guess its a personal preference.

Egg whites -2
Corn flour - 3 tblspoons
Vegetablre Stock or water - 4 cups
Tomatoes -3 medium
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic - 4 cloves
Ginger - 1 inch
Fresh corainder leave -1/4 cup
Oil 1 tblspoon
Hot sauce / tomato ketchup - 4 tblspoons
salt - to taste
White pepper -to taste
White vinegar - 2 teaspoons

1) Beat egg whites lightly. Dissolve corn flour in 1/4 cup water / stock
2)Wash and chop tomatoes finely ( remove and discard the seeds ) Peel and chop the garlic ,ginger and coriander
3)In a saucepan , add oil and heat. Add ginger followed by garlic , after 30 secs add onion and let it saute till translucent
4) Add tomatoes and ketchup and let it cook for 3-4 mins
5) Add the stock / water. Add pepper and salt.
6) Add the the dissolved cornflour and cook till the soup thickens . Add vinegar after that.
7) Pour egg whites in a thin stream , breaking it up with a fork as it falls into the soup.
8) Serve hot immediately.


Lubna Karim said...

Wow...that's an comfort bowl of yum soup.....very tempting....

Wajiha said...

Hey Welcome to my blog. You have a lovely one. This soup is pretty easy to make!