Sunday, 27 January 2013

Tomato Shorba - A soup from Maharashtra

Bored of the same old soup? Shorba is basically an Indian Version of soup. This one is made of tomatoes and coconut milk which is then mildly spiced.

AGC are making dishes from Marathi cuisine this week. Though I was tempted to make a Sabudana Khichdi or a chaat item, I saw this recipe in a Tarla Dalal cook book that I have. It sounded interesting as I usually don't make soups without the usual celery and onion starter.


Tomatoes 10
Coconut Milk 1 cup
Besan/Chickpea flour 2 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Curry Leaves few
Green Chilli 2
Coriander leaves 2-3 tbsp to garnish
Ghee 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Roughly chop the tomatoes and boil in 2 cups of water. Once cooked, cool and make into a puree.

2. Mix the besan and coconut milk and keep aside.

3. In a pot, add the ghee. Add the jeera. When it sizzles, add the curry leaves and green chilli.

4. Add the tomoto puree and coconut milk mix along with some salt and simmer for a few minutes.

5. Garnish with some coriander leaves.

Yummy Shorba is ready to be served.

Check out the other AGC thoughout this week 
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  1. Aa I luv me sum Shorbaaa!! :D Looks just like how my Marathi frnd's mom makes..

  2. VEry interesting and delicious preparation...thank u Roshni for sharing this great recipe...will try it tomo n let u know..

  3. Nice one Roshni...Perfect for wintry evenings

  4. lovely soup... Since it's cold out here, would love to have some... :)