Roasted Spiced Tomato Soup

by Kiran on November 5, 2013 · 100 comments

in Soups, Vegetarian

Promise, I was truly tempted to post more pumpkin recipes. Alas, I can’t believe what I’m about to say…

Unbelievably, we needed a break.

Roasted Spiced Tomato Soup | KiranTarun.com

A break from pumpkin because I want to avoid getting sick of consuming it. I’m very close to the borderline. So we did what any sane person would do and opted for spiced tomato soup.

Because life without spice is, well, not worth living :D

Roasted Spiced Tomato Soup | KiranTarun.com

Tomatoes are still making final appearances in the market. Temps are cooling down and the best use of this not-so-seasonal tomatoes are in the oven, roasted. If you can’t find fresh tomatoes, canned ones are awesome too.

Just don’t tell anyone about it.

Roasted Spiced Tomato Soup | KiranTarun.com

If you are still able to scour some juicy tomatoes and fresh basil (lucky you!), we STRONGLY suggest that you put the pumpkin down for a sec and make this.

Thank us later.

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Ingredients:

For roasting:

  • 10 large tomatoes on vine, cut into wedges
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 1 whole head of garlic, halved

For soup:

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 heaping tbsp harissa or any chili paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 heaping tbsp roasted mashed garlic
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 10 fresh basil leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Place tomato wedges into a roasting pan, drizzle some olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and black pepper. Toss to coat. Place halved garlic head onto a medium sized foil, drizzle some oil and wrap it up into a parcel. Place foil in the same roasting pan for tomatoes. Roast for 50 minutes.
  3. Meantime, heat a large soup pot on medium and add 2 tbsp of cooking oil. Once oil sizzles, add minced shallots and cook for a few minutes or until translucent.
  4. Add the spices (harissa, turmeric, coriander and cumin powder). Cook for 1 minute before adding honey and vegetable broth. Allow the liquid to come to simmer.
  5. Throw in roasted tomatoes and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper. Allow the soup to thicken and simmer for 10 more minutes before adding fresh basil leaves.
  6. Turn the heat to low. Using an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth.
  7. Ladle hot soup into bowls and enjoy, topped with cubed day old bread, basil oil, cream and a dash of cumin powder!

 

Roasted Spiced Tomato Soup | KiranTarun.com

Christmas decorations are up in the shopping centers around here! What is happening to Thanksgiving? Hardly given any spotlight. Nevertheless, try to have a great week, friends :)

What’s your all-time favorite soup? Are you looking forward to Christmas already?

 

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1 Lizzy (Good Things) November 5, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Simply gorgeous!
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2 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You November 5, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Beautiful pics…and a quite comforting soup, Kiran!
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3 Needful Things November 5, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Tomatoes were still looking pretty good around here a few weeks ago and I made soup with roasted tomatoes too. Yours, though, looks lovelier. And I love the gorgeous, moody, photos.
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4 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Needful — thank you! can’t beat the flavors from roasting tomatoes!

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5 shweta a November 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM

So tempting and inviting…i m totally sold over this :)
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6 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 5:54 AM

Shweta — lol, thanks :D

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7 Rosa November 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM

A wonderful soup. So comforting and warming. This series of pictures is fabulous! I particularly like the first one.

Cheers,

Rosa

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8 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Rosa — thank you so much, friend. glad you loved the photos :)

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9 dixya| food, pleasure, and health November 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM

I am not ready to break up with pumpkin yet but roasted tomato will be great with a side of pumpkin mac n cheese :P and your styling in this post is stellar. I am soo excited for X-mas!
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10 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Dixya — me too! but i’ll be celebrating it all the way in Asia. Missing pumpkin so much, though :)

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11 sowmya November 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM

This looks fantastic! Definitely on my must make list.
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12 Kelly November 5, 2013 at 12:10 PM

I love the sound of this roasted tomato soup! It looks wonderful and sounds like comfort in a bowl with all these great spices. Pinning and thanks for sharing Kiran:)
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13 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Kelly — aww, thanks so much sweetie :)

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14 Ash-foodfashionparty November 5, 2013 at 12:14 PM

A perfect comforting soup.
The picture in the garden, simple gorgeous.

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15 maha November 5, 2013 at 12:21 PM
16 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 5, 2013 at 12:30 PM

One of my favorite soups, I’d love a steaming bowl for lunch (along with a nice crusty roll, of course!) :).
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17 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Laura — great use of crusty rolls :)

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18 Charul @ Tadka Masala November 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Anything with tomatoes is a fav here. This looks so delish. Yum yum!
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19 Angie@Angie's Recipes November 5, 2013 at 2:07 PM

A simple yet so wonderful soup! Beautiful clicks, as always!
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20 Shefali November 5, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Just posted a link back to your blog on my new post. Hope my readers discover and love your posts as much as I do :)
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21 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Shefali — thank you so much :)

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22 sippitysup November 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM

We’re still getting good tomatoes too. GREG
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23 honeywhatscooking November 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Kiran this looks like absolute perfection… I love roasting tomatoes, i do that for pastas time to time, but man, never made tomato soup. OMG.. your picturesssssssss!
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24 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Nisha — lol, thanks!! promise i’m working on posts for food photography, but i’m afraid it’ll not get published until my return to the US :)

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25 Tanvi November 5, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Yum. Yum. Yummy!
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26 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Tanvi — lol, thanks and glad you made a similar soup and enjoyed it :)

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27 Monica November 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM

This tomato soup looks wonderful! I am in total soup mode too. I can’t pick a favorite. I like and make everything from butternut squash, red lentil, white bean, to egg drop soup! Love them all. : )
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28 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com November 5, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Oh my Kiran this soup looks so intoxicating! Your photos are awesome lady! They so set the mood!
I never tire of pumpkin (I am one of those annoying people that eat it in soup all year long) but now you want me to try this superbly spiced tomato soup! Thanks for sharing
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29 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Shashi — thanks! and it’s totally fine to venture out of pumpkin once in a while ;)

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30 Kitchen Belleicious November 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

oh girl. You know how to do soups don’t you! They are always flavorful and light but hearty! I love how you do your soups and I love this flavor of the soup! Spicy is my middle name
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31 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Jessica — thanks girl, mine too ;)

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32 Choc Chip Uru November 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

This looks absolutely deliciously warm :D

Cheers
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33 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Thanks Uru :)

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34 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker November 6, 2013 at 2:22 AM

This soup looks awesome Kiran! Roasted tomato soup is a favorite. I would love to curl up on a couch with a big bowl of this. Delicious! Have a great rest of the week my friend. :)
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35 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Anne — thank you so much, my sweet friend :)

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36 Hannah November 6, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Even though it’s summer where I live I would still love to eat this right now! That combo of spices with the roasted tomatoes sounds incredible!
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37 Ashley November 6, 2013 at 6:50 AM

haha I know what you mean – sometimes I get so caught up in something seasonal that I then get sick of it! This soup looks perfect – I love that you roasted the tomatoes – roasting always brings out such incredible flavor!
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38 Kathryn November 6, 2013 at 8:01 AM

You can never go wrong with a bowl of tomato soup at this time of year.
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39 cquek November 6, 2013 at 8:04 AM

This is a great recipe.I can’t wait to try this
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40 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Cquek — thanks and do let me know how it tastes :)

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41 Ina gawne November 6, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Yummmm…this is my kind of soup – sooo flavorful! Awesome pictures too Krian – gorgeous!
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42 Amy @ Elephant Eats November 6, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I happen to love roasted tomato soup and yours looks awesome. Also love your soup holder :)
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43 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Amy — thanks, but the soup holder is actually and antique muffin tin ;)

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44 Mallika November 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I can probably savour all the bowls. They look so gorgeous! Again, moody shots at best!
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45 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Mallika — thank you!

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46 Asmita November 6, 2013 at 11:35 AM

The perfect soup for this weather! So inviting!
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47 Shibi Thomas @FlavzCorner November 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Beautiful Clicks Kiran!!! Loved the hearty roasted tomato soup…perfect for this weather!!! I am glad to see a picture taken outside, seems that you guys have still sunshine there.
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48 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Shibi — thank you so much, friend. it’s still sunshiny in Florida :)

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49 Consuelo @ Honey & Figs November 6, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Totally agree that a life with spices is much better. This soup looks amazing, and I’m definitely making it next weekend. I’ve still got loads of homegrown tomatoes. In November. Would you believe it??
Beautiful pics too. You’re an awesome photographer!
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50 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 2:27 AM

Consuelo — thanks love! spare me some tomatoes, please? hope you enjoy this recipe. let me know how it tastes :)

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51 john@kitchenriffs November 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Roast tomatoes are truly good stuff! And I love making them into soup. Local tomatoes are gone here, alas, and other than cherry tomatoes, I’m not seeing good ones in the store. But canned tomatoes are always high quality – I never tried roasting them, but it’s a great idea! Good stuff – thanks.
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52 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 2:30 AM

John — i’ve always wondered about roasting canned tomatoes. Must try soon, thanks for the tip ;)

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53 Daniela @foodrecipeshq November 6, 2013 at 3:01 PM

You can do wonders, whether there’s a tomato or a pumpkin in your hands. These tomatoes… Shot by you they are like superstars!
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54 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 2:31 AM

Daniela — awww, thanks a lot my sweet friend. you are way too generous :)

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55 Radhika November 6, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Gorgeous pictures! Kiran..

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56 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 2:38 AM

Radhika — thank you so much!

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57 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen November 6, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Ha, yes everyone has been on pumpkin overload lately haven’t they? I’m late to the pumpkin game this season so I’m not sick of them quite yet but I’m sure I’ll get there soon.
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58 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 2:41 AM

Sylvie — I’m sure you would ;)

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59 Maria | Pink Patisserie November 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM

What a gorgeous, cozy soup. I just love all the spices! I’m so glad that you decided to do this instead of pumpkin.
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60 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 2:49 AM

Maria — lol, i did make pumpkin soup too. just couldn’t resist for long ;)

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61 easyfoodsmith November 7, 2013 at 1:18 AM

I am not a tomato soup fan but reading your ingredient list…I am going to love this one for sure :D
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62 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 2:51 AM

Taruna — you will, i promise :)

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63 Tandy | Lavender and Lime November 7, 2013 at 1:35 AM

I love the dimension roasting adds to soup, and tomato is one of my favourites :)
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64 Amy (Savory Moments) November 7, 2013 at 7:40 AM

What a creative and delicious twist on the classic tomato soup! Looks really warming and wonderful.
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65 Archana @ FeedingTheFoodie November 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

love it, I was intending to roast tomatoes when I made the soup, but I got lazy. Thank you for showing me how it would’ve turned out.
Your pics are just amazing… I want reach into the screen and grab some soup!

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66 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 2:53 AM

Archana — roasting tomatoes definitely makes the soup! and thanks, but you’d need spoon to “grab” the soup ;)

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67 Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl November 7, 2013 at 12:25 PM

I’m in love with tomato soup, I’m especially in love with this roasted spiced tomato soup recipe! Yummy!
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68 Nami | Just One Cookbook November 7, 2013 at 12:54 PM

I LOOOOOVE today’s post. First of all I love tomato soups (and I’m ashamed to say I’ve never made homemade! It’s a sin!). And sencondly, your photos are gorgeous!! I bet everyone who saw your photos started craving for the tomato soup! ;)
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69 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 2:59 AM

Nami — lol! thanks and i hope so too ;)

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70 Mr. & Mrs. P November 7, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Kiran.. Honestly i think this is my favorite pic set yet.. Beautiful!!! So inspiring really!!
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71 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 3:05 AM

Christy — awww, thanks so much sweetie :)

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72 Marly November 7, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Such beautiful pictures! I think I’d like to have those in my kitchen – both the dish and the pictures! ;-)
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73 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence November 7, 2013 at 6:55 PM

I love a good bowl of roasted tomato soup. I top mine with an island of toasted sourdough and melted cheese :) I’m really loving the addition of harissa and spices!
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74 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 3:09 AM

Brandon — the addition of spices definitely makes this soup!

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75 Cass @foodmyfriend November 7, 2013 at 6:59 PM

I agree! I need spice in my life :) Such a beautiful soup and those tomatoes are stunning!
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76 Sommer@ASP November 7, 2013 at 7:07 PM

What a beauty! I could forgo pumpkin for a big bowl of this!
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77 Sue/the view from great island November 7, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Well, I have a serious pumpkin addiction, so it’s not easy, but I have to agree with you,..it’s time to move on. This looks perfect, I love the idea of roasting the tomatoes, and the color of your soup is so rich!

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78 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Sue — me too, so never give it up so quickly. just take a small break from it ;)

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79 Monet November 7, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I am a tomato girl through and through, so as much as I love pumpkin (and I really do) I think this soup sounds perfect. Especially since I just made a big batch of potato rolls!
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80 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Monet — it’ll go so well with delicious potato rolls!!

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81 laurasmess November 8, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Such beautiful photos as always Kiran. Love that fibrant red against the green! You’re right to take a break from pumpkin. It seems like everything’s been ‘pumpkinised’ over the blogosphere over the past few weeks, hahaa. This looks so refreshingly delicious! hope you are well lovely xxx
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82 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Laura — lol, pumpkinised is the right “word”, but boy, I’m missing it too much now that I’m visiting my family in Malaysia. Sigh :D

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83 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 8, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Kiran lovely photos! It looks so warm and welcoming! :D
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84 Lisa H. November 8, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Gorgeous bowls of soup and love your click :D

I am lucky, that we could tomatoes all year round ;P
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85 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Lisa — thanks and yes, you are totally lucky ;)

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86 Kavitha | Foodomania November 8, 2013 at 6:37 AM

YUM! Your pictures are sooooo gorgeous!
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87 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Kavitha — thank you :)

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88 Coffee and Crumpets November 8, 2013 at 10:15 AM

You had me at harissa, oh and tomatoes. I love tomato sauce but I bet it’s dynamite with some kick.

Nazneen
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89 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Nazneen — harissa adds such depth of flavors in this soup :)

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90 Gayathri November 8, 2013 at 10:45 AM

flavorful and comforting soup…Beautiful pics..
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91 rika@vm November 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Such gorgeous soup, Kiran! Harissa, garlic, shallots, coriander powder, tomatoes, and basil – I can imagine smelling them! Perfect soup for the upcoming Thanksgiving and of course with a piece of good rustic bread!

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92 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Rika — thanks dear! it’s the best time of the year :)

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93 Sissi November 9, 2013 at 2:34 PM

It looks like a perfect farewell to summer… We still have some good tomatoes imported from South of Italy, but local ones have definitely lost much of their taste. I am sure that even the less aromatic ones become delicious while being roasted.
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94 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Sissi — i love the idea of tomatoes all year long, but alas, the taste is never there with out of season tomatoes. roasting it definitely brightens the flavors :)

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95 Sophie November 10, 2013 at 8:15 AM

A fantastic spiced roasted tomato garlic soup! I love your samller soup bowls,..very cute too! :)
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96 Raymund November 12, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Roasting those tomatoes would give it a really nice depth in flavour.
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97 Shruti@PartTimeChef November 12, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Thats my all time favourite soup! Looks divine.
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98 Kiran November 15, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Shruti — lol, thanks!

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99 michael November 21, 2013 at 5:11 PM

…MMMM oh that looks so good!! I love anything with tomato
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