Monday, February 1, 2010

Tomato Noodles Soup and "Some Secrets"

January is finally over. So, I am looking forward to a better weather and some sunny days in the coming months. I loved winters in India as there was some respite from the heat and scorching sun. But, here I dread them as they are so cold and chilly. Cold, chilly and windy is a dreadful combination. So, with the end of January, I hope there will be some cheerful and bright days. Today, I am sharing a recipe of soup from my drafts. Its again a small variation to the normal tomato soup and it is quite filling - a one bowl meal! Before the recipe I have something else to share. Guess What? Some awards and some secrets!

Jagruti of "Joy of Cooking" shared these awards with me. I am very happy and excited about it. Thanks Jagruti for remembering me. Its definately my lucky day!

The Kreative Blogger award comes with some rules which are as follows:

1) Thank the person giving the award.
2) Copy the award to your blog.
3) Place a link to their blog.
4) Name 7 things people don't know about you.
5) Nominate 7 bloggers.
6) Place a link to those bloggers.
7) Leave a comment letting those bloggers know about the award.

Here are 7 things about me:

- I love reading. Library for me is the most peaceful place.
- I was born in Rajasthan, brought up in Assam and my husband is from Kolkata, WB. So, I belong to 3 states.
- I can't stand the smell of garlic and avoid it in my cooking.
- I had never cooked before marriage.
- Cooking was a neccesity when I began, its a hobby now.
- I love cooking more that eating.
- I love tomatoes.

I would like to share it with Neha, Athika, Archy, Jyoti, Ramya, Padma and Jayashri. Please accept these awards.

To celebrate these awards, here is a "Chatpata" Soup. Here is the recipe for "Tomato Noodles Soup". I have only added bell peppers and carrots in this soup, but one can add any vegetable of their choice.

This recipe serves 4 people.


8 medium tomatoes.
3 cup water.
1 tsp black pepper powder.
2 tbsp sugar.
1 tsp salt (or to taste).
100 gm noodles.
1 tsp oil.
1 tbsp butter.
½ cup finely chopped bell pepper.
1 carrot chopped finely.
2 tbsp tomato ketchup.

Boil the tomato in water and make a puree of it. Boil the noodles. While boiling them add 1 tsp of oil to the water. This will help the noodles to become smooth and not get tangled. Heat a pan and add butter. When heated add bell peppers and carrot sauté for 3-4 minutes so that they are a bit tender .Then add the tomato puree and stir nicely. Add pepper powder, sugar, salt and mix. Add the tomato ketchup and heat for 5-10 minutes. Add the boiled noodles and stir. Checks if the consistency of the soup is too thick add a little more water to get the desired consistency. Turn off the gas and take the pan off the gas. Transfer in a soup bowl.

Serve hot.


  1. Nice & comforting soup,Adding noodles to the tomato soup is a very nice idea,and congraz on all your awards jyoti,was nice reading abt u

  2. We do have something in common Jyoti...I was born in Rajasthan,brought up in Kolkata and my grandma's(mom' mom) place is in Assam. I havent done any cooking before marriage either and now cooking has become a passionate hobby:) I too prefer cooking to eating:) Now thats quite a bit of similarities there:)

    I really need that bowl of chatpata Soup now, as i am so hungry and b) its snowing and c) the soup looks so utterly delicious:)

    Congrats on all your awards dear!

  3. Congrats on all your awards Jyoti !! May you win many such awards in future. Thanks for sharing 7 things with us.
    Happy blogging

  4. Lovely soup and color. Perfect to have in this weather. Congrats on all your awards Jyoti. Wishes to get many more. It was nice reading few lines about you and thank you very much for passing all these to me :)

  5. Wow.. delicious soup :).. Congratulations on the awards... and nice to know things about you.. I havent cooked before my marriage either, and I like cooking better than eating too :)

  6. Hi Jyoti,
    Congrats on your awards and thank ou very much for sharing with me...:)

    Its nice to knwo abt you.. you too got nice space dear...

    soup looks yummy....

  7. Congrats on all awards Jyoti! may u get many more..soup looks delicious..nice idea of adding noodles.

  8. wow jyoti this soup is very invitng...nice 2 have a bowl of it on a cold evening...nice recipe with perfect spices...congrats for ur awards dear, it was nice 2 know abt u

  9. Thanks Siddhi,Renuka,Devi,Jyoti,Sushma,Padma, Deepa and Rachana for your lovely comments.

    @ Rachana
    Yes, thats quite a lot in common.

  10. Congrats on all the awards. It is nice knowing about you. Loved the soup.


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