Spicy Indian Tomato Shorba

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts

In sizzling tropical summers, spicy foods have a paradoxically cooling effect. This aromatic soup is traditionally served hot, but we've chilled our version.

Yield: Serves 6
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 144
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Sodium: 1293mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus small cilantro leaves

Preparation

  1. 1. Dip tomatoes in a pan of boiling water until skins pull off easily with a knife tip, 15 seconds. Cool, peel, core, quarter, and seed.
  2. 2. Warm oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add spices and stir until fragrant, 1 minute. In a blender, purée onion, garlic, chile, ginger, 1 cup coconut milk, the tomato paste, and spice mixture.
  3. 3. Add half of tomatoes and their juices and whirl until very smooth. Pour into a stainless steel bowl. Set aside 2 tomato pieces. Purée remaining tomatoes and stir into bowl with the lemon juice, sugar, and salt.
  4. 4. Nest bowl in ice water; stir often until cold, 15 minutes. Stir in chopped cilantro and more coconut milk if you like. Chop reserved tomato. Garnish bowls with tomato and cilantro leaves.
  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1-cup serving.
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