Well I was a little distracted yesterday and kind of forgot to go shopping for today (Good Friday) and of course the supermarkets are all closed.

One of the staple things in my fridge is fresh tomatoes, so take a look at what I’ve produced with next to no ingredients.


Spicy, Tangy Tomato Soup

served with steamed rice and a poppadom


Serves 3 people for a light meal

  • 4 large fresh tomatoes – finely chopped/or chopped in a chopper
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1/2  tsp of fresh masala
  • 1 1/2 heaped tsp of ground coriander and cumin
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sunflower/canola oil
  • 1-2 cups of hot water
Make 2 cups of rice to accompany this soup.


  1. In a medium size saucepan heat the oil
  2. Once the oil is hot add the cumin seeds and brown in the oil
  3. Take the saucepan off the heat once the seeds have browned – you will smell the cumin seeds!
  4. Add the tomatoes carefully – they will spit as the oil is hot
  5. Stir the tomatoes, return to the heat
  6. Add all the spices, stir and simmer with lid on for 5 minutes to cook through
  7. Taste to see if you are happy with the flavour and add more spices/seasoning if required
  8. Add boiled/hot water to the tomatoes to thin out the soup – initially 1 cup then add more if you want it thinner
  9. Simmer for another 5 minutes with the lid on
  10. You can either eat this straight away or heat up later – serve with rice
before you add water

after you add water

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