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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Lemony & Garlicky Bell Peppers & Tomato Broth

          Here is a simple and a hearty Tomato broth with some coloured bell peppers thrown in. As the name implies, it has kaffir lime leaves and more of garlic for that extra lemony and garlicky flavour. It is nutritious, wholesome and also light on the stomach. In fact you can relish it anytime of the day along with bread sticks or croutons. It is best suited to beat the winter blues.

  • 1 1/2 cups coloured Bell peppers, diced
  • 1-2 onions, chopped
  • 3-4 tomatoes, cubed
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 8-10 kaffir lime leaves
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of turmeric powder (opt)
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

          Pressure cook the tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt, turmeric powder, pepper powder and kaffir lime leaves in 2 1/2 cups water for 2-3 whistles. When cool, discard the leaves and blend to a puree. keep aside.

          Heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic till light brown. Add the bell peppers and saute for 2 minutes. Add the blended tomato puree and bring it to a boil.

          Simmer on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes. When done, add the lime juice and give it a stir. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve along with bread sticks as a light meal.

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