The Red Soup..With the goodness of tomatoes, carrots and beetroot

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Hello everyone. The most beautiful season is officially here. With such lovely colors all around, I find it so hard to focus on the road. I stop by every now and then to capture this beautiful array of colors around me. Check out this beautiful red tree I clicked yesterday, I stood there admiring it for good 5 minutes. New England is probably one of the best place to enjoy this beautiful season. If you have never been here, I highly recommend it, especially during the fall season.

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And with all this beauty, comes the first chill of the year too. The nights have gotten cold now which means its time to take out that crockpot and make some soup. This red soup is what I made today. With such gorgeous colors all around me, I couldn’t think of a better one. This soup was made on the stovetop but can definitely be cooked in a slow cooker as well. The soup combines the goodness of tomatoes, carrots and beetroot (or beets) and is pretty healthy if you leave out the cream. Its one of the most loved soup in my family and I am so glad to share this with you today.

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Here is how I make it:

Ingredients:

Oil – 1 tbsp.

Garlic cloves – 2, chopped

Onion – 1 small, chopped

Tomatoes – 3 medium, chopped

Carrots – 4 medium, chopped

Beetroot – 1 small, chopped

Vegetable stock – 1 cup

Green Cardamom* – 3

Cloves* – 2

Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Honey – 1 tsp

Butter – 1 tbsp.

Cream – 2 tbsp.

Croutons & Basil Leaves – for garnish

Method:

  1. Take a heavy bottomed, deep saucepan and heat up the oil. Add the cardamom and cloves and Sautee them for a minute. * You can leave out the whole spices if your kids do not like the taste.
  2. Add in the chopped garlic and onion and cook it for 3 – 4 minutes till the onions get a little color.
  3. Now add in the chopped carrots and beetroot and cook for another 4 minutes till the veggies get caramelized.
  4. Finally, add in the chopped tomatoes and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften up.
  5. Now add the vegetable stock, the salt and black pepper. Mix everything well and cover and cook till all the vegetable are soft and mushy. It will take about 20 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Finally, use a hand blender or let the contents cool down a bit and transfer the soup to a blender to make a smooth puree. You can strain this too if you prefer silky smooth soup.
  7. Bring the soup back to boil and add the butter and honey. The honey helps to cut down the sourness of tomatoes here.
  8. Let the soup boil for about 7 minutes on medium heat. Do a taste test here to ensure its per your preference.
  9. Finally, add in the cream, cook for a minute and turn off the flame.
  10. Serve hot with croutons and basil leaves. I have used mint leaves here for garnish. Use what you like. Enjoy this bowl of comfort and stay warm.

Instant Pot version :

  1. Turn on IP on sauté mode, add oil and whole spices if using, followed by onion and garlic. Sauté it for a few minutes. 
  2. Add in the chopped carrots and beets and let it caramelize for a minute. 
  3.  Add in the tomatoes, vegetable stock, salt and pepper. Deglaze the pan to make sure nothing is stuck at the bottom of the pan to avoid the burn sign. 
  4. Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Quick release pressure after 10 minutes. 
  5. Finally use a hand blender and make a smooth puree. You can also strain the soup if you prefer it silky smooth. 
  6. Turn the sauté mode and add in the honey and butter. Let it boil for a few minutes. 
  7. Finally add in the cream and top with basil leaves and enjoy. 
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So that is how I kick started my soup season. If you have a soup you really like, do let me know in the comments below and I would love to try it out. We have a really long winter ahead of us.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Love,
Ritu. 🙂

36 Comments Add yours

  1. flynthings says:

    Yummy! I’ve been wanting to make some beet soup, and this looks delicious!

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    1. So glad you liked it. Do let me know if you try it.

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  2. Lina says:

    Delicious soup☺☺☺

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  3. krish1631988 says:

    This was the simplest method I have seen… I myself love cooking a lot… Will sure try this recipe and report back my experience… Between, please do visit krish1631988.wordpress.com (My cooking blog)… Enjoy the journey…

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    1. So glad you liked it. Do let me know if you try it out. Thanks for stopping by. Nice blog you have.

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  4. So healthy and lovely colour 😊

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  5. yuvika says:

    Yum yum…will try this for sure. We too have long winters. I make carrot, corn and pumpkin soup.

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    1. That sounds very interesting. Please let me know how you make that soup. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Lovely colour and delicious …..

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  7. Wow ! The soup is as gorgeous as that tree ! Beautiful 😍

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    1. Thanks a bunch dearie. It sure is 😊

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  8. Linda Fernandes says:

    Tempting & delicious

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  9. I love the picture of the tree and your area sounds lovely! Fall is so beautiful! This soup sounds very delicious! Your photo is amazing Ritu!

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    1. Thanks a ton for all your kind words. Glad you liked it.

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      1. A big thanks to you

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  10. Nandini says:

    Yum! Yum! can I please have some 🙂 Love the fall colors.

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    1. All yours. Thanks so much.

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  11. CHCooks says:

    Vibrant, colorful and such a healthy soup! Loved it 🙂 My first time here.. thank you for visiting my blog 🙂 You have a lovely blog here.. will look forward to your recipes!

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    1. So glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by. Much appreciated.

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  12. mypinchofyum says:

    Love the color 🙂

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  13. Deepa keshwani says:

    I want to know the recipe of
    Minestrone soup
    Mulligatany soup

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    1. Thanks deepa. Sure will share soon. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation. So glad you stopped by. I like your post too.

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  14. Kulsoom says:

    Tried it today and we loved it!! Thank you so much for this awesome and super easy recipe.

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    1. So glad to hear that. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.

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  15. Neha says:

    I tried the soup yesterday and we totally loved it. Thanks for sharing 😃

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    1. So glad to hear that. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.

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