Jan 8, 2010

Roasted Beetroot and Tomato Soup

This is sure a healthy and nutritious soup which I made last week for our dinner. It has a lovely deep red color from the beets. I roasted the veggies in the oven to give more flavor to the soup. We had it with a piece of bread and it made a filling and nutritious meal. The recipe can be tweaked according to the ingredients available. The soup looks really pretty and the photos do not do justice to the recipe as they were taken in a hurry at night before our dinner.

Ingredients
Beetroot - 2 medium sized
Tomatoes - 3
Carrots - 3
Onion - 1
Garlic - 4 cloves
Bay Leaf - 1
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Dry herbs - 1 teaspoon (optional)
Garlic salt - 1 teaspoon (optional)
Vegetable stock - (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Dice the carrots, tomatoes and beetroot into cubes of equal size. Spread in a single layer in a baking dish and sprinkle with garlic salt and dry herbs and bake for about 30 minutes.
You could absolutely skip this step by roasting the veggies in a stovetop on medium heat with a teaspoon of oil until the veggies turn crispy and slightly cooked.

In a heavy bottomed vessel, heat the oil and add the bay leaf, chopped garlic and onions and saute for two minutes. Add the roasted vegetables, chilli powder, salt and pepper and saute for a while.

Add enough vegetable stock or water and bring it to a boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Allow the entire mixture to cool.

Remove the bay leaf and blend using a hand blender or in a mixer/blender to form a smooth liquid. Take care while blending. If the mixture is hot, it might burst on you.

Bring the soup back to the stove in a heavy bottomed vessel. Once it heats up, adjust salt and ladle into soup bowls. Garnish with some red chilli flakes and some parmesan cheese.

Serve with some warm bread!

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35 comments:

  1. Delicious soup. Roasting the veggies must have surely added to the flavor.

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  2. Loved the idea of roasting beets in oven..will give a try soon definitely...

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  3. Soup sounds mouth watering, perfect for a chilly evening!

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  4. Wow! Healthy and delicious soup. Roasting the veggies is a wonderful idea.

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  5. Roasted vegetable soup is a very nice try.

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  6. Dear Divya,
    The soups looks healthy n delicious..
    Cheers,
    Rachana Kothari

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  7. once i had roasted veggies(Beetroot,carrot,potato) soup in my friend's place for her son's bday...my daughter enjoyed the soup......yummy delicious one...nice entry

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  8. My mom who loves beets and also tomato soup would love this combo :)

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  9. nice combination i try ...it comes well ....

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  10. Beets are something I always stay away from...but this one sounds to yummy to miss...!

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  11. thats a nice idea of roasting veggies for soup. the colour is so good. love it.
    have sent you my entry. hope you have received it too.

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  12. I love soups with roasted veggies. Never tried with beets though. lemme try...oh, u have a cake event on? i baked a cake for new year

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  13. Pretty soup, I would say.
    With the cold weather, I would like to have some.
    Just imagining, gives a warmth to my throat.

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  14. Beautiful soup Divya,that too with the roasted veggies, am loving it..

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  15. hmmmmmmmmm deli soup yaar, for this horrible climate

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  16. This really sounds great. Don't worry about the pic, same happens for all my night time week day photography.
    I will try this when I get beets next

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  17. Lovely hearty soup, I am sure roasting the veggies enhanced the taste quite a bit...

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  18. Very comforting soup!Great combo of beets and tomato

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  19. Superb da! How could you think about this combination, Its really awesome.

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  20. I think roasting brings out the best in the veggies... is there no tomato in the recipe of have you missed mentioning it since i see it in the title but not in your post?
    Happy New Year (belated) :)

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  21. thats a healthy soup Divya! do we add tomatoes too? bookmarking this..

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  22. Roasting the veggie should make more tasty the soup!

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  23. @ Laavanya. Thanks for pointing out. I forgot to add tomatoes in the ingredients list.

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  24. Healthy and colourful soup! Do drop by
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/ when time permits

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  25. Wish you a very happy Pongal and Shankranthi Divya!

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  26. Divya, thanks for sharing this delightful soup with the Healthy Inspirations event !

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