Saturday, March 9, 2013

Apple Tomato Shorba

Since many days I had a wish to make Jain dishes and finally I got a chance to make it. Shorba is a Hyderabadi / Mughlai dish and generally is made by using onions / garlic. However, this version of Shorba is without adding onion / garlic. (Ginger has been used, but even skipping it does not make much difference). Adding apple gives a sweet and tangy twist to this Shorba. 

Servings: 2-3 People

Approx Time: 30 minutes 

1 large Apple
8 medium sized Tomatoes
2 tbspns Ghee
1 Bay leaf
1 Cinnamon stick
1 tspn Pepper powder
1 tspn Ginger paste (optional)
1 tspn Green Chilly paste
2 tspns Sugar
Handful of Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Water (as required)

Wash the tomatoes and chop it roughly. Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan. Add bayleaf, cinnamon stick, pepper powder, ginger paste, garlic paste and saute. Now add the chopped tomatoes to it. Again saute it for a minute. Then add a glass of water to it. Take handful of Coriander leaves and place it in the centre so that it can be removed later. Cover the pan with a lid. Turn the flame to high and let it cook for 15 minutes. 

Simultaneously, wash and grate one apple. Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan. Add the grated apple to it. Saute it for 3-4 minutes. Transfer it into a bowl and set it aside for using it in the Shorba.

After 15 minutes, remove the lid. Discard the corriander and bay leaf. Now transfer the cooked mixture into a blender and blend it into a smooth paste. Pass the mixture through a siever. Now transfer it again into a pan. Add water to adjust the consistency. Season it with salt and sugar. After seasoning, add the sauteed apple to the soup. Give it a boil. Serve hot. 

Alternatively, this soup can be made in a pressure cooker. In this case, cook tomato mixture till two whistles and follow rest of the procedure. 

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  1. Never combined both tomato and apple together, fabulous and super comforting shorba..

  2. never heard of this sounds yummy and healthy

  3. Oh, that looks fantastic! I'm bookmarking your recipe.....Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. WOW .....loved the combo of apple and tomatoes !!
    Loved the colour of the shorba too :-)
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  5. absolutely loving this. do we need 2 tbsp ghee in this? this looks perfect for my event, please do look @ the rules and submit :)


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