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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.


2 comments:

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!