Sharing a Thali today of Rice, Dal, Idli, Chutney, Potato Humman, Moong Pathrado, Patholi and Ghee on this auspicious day of Nag Panchami. All the items prepared today are steamed. No item is seasoned as per tradition. . Recipe links to all the items are given below.
This soup has fond memories attached to it as I was served this soup by my Mother in law the first time I was invited for lunch after my engagement. It is a fragrant soup which needs no accompaniment of croutons or bread.
7 large sour variety of tomatoes
1 tsp of Jeera/Cumin seeds
1 sprig Curry leaves finely chopped
1/2 tsp pepper powder or as required
1 tbsp Ghee
Pressure cook the tomatoes. Remove and discard the skin. Run the tomatoes through a blender. Pour the puree into a pot and add equal amount of water to thin it down. Add salt, sugar and pepper powder as per requirement and bring to a boil. Heat a pan. Add Ghee and after it heats up drop in the cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle. Drop in the finely chopped curry leaves. Toss. Drop the seasoning into the boiling soup. Allow to simmer on an extremely gentle flame for 2-3 minutes. Strain. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.