Spicy Tomato & Coriander Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Tomato Soup with a twist.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 700 g tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 small leek, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 12-1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 cups chicken or 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • single light cream (to garnish)


  1. In a medium pot, heat oil and cook chopped tomatoes, shallots, leek and bay leaf for a few minutes until transparent, do not brown.
  2. Add garlic, chilli flakes, black pepper, salt to taste, tomato paste and coriander to tomato mixture, then add stock.
  3. Bring to boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Mix cornflour in a little cold water and set aside.
  5. Remove from heat and blend to your preferred consistency.
  6. Return soup to heat adding cornflour mix and stir over gentle heat abou 2- 3 minutes until thickened.
  7. Pour into bowls and garnish with swirl of cream.
Most Helpful

One of my favourite soups, spicy and full of flavour. Made it many many times and I keep coming back to it. Sometimes I omit leek as it is not easy to get where I live but the soup is still very tasty. Thank you for posting this recipe!

eva_anita September 08, 2011

I founf this recipe in a series of cookbooks entitled "Around the World: Taste of India" with some minor changes. It called for 6 spring onions in place of the shallots and leek, omitted the chili flakes, and used water instead of vegetable stock. I made this recipe as written in my book but took your suggestion of using vegetable stock instead of water. My recipe also called for straining the soup after cooking - we did this and added some of the vegetables afterwards to make this more hearty. This was a flavourful soup that I will definitely make again, although next time I will put in only 1/2 teaspoon of pepper as 1 teaspoon was too peppery for us. Thanks for posting.

cyaos December 22, 2008