Jayben’s Spicy Tomato Soup – BY ILA ROHIT P. This soup


  • 4-6 Roma Tomatoes
  • 4 oz water
  • 1 tsp clarified butter
  • 1 inch shredded ginger root
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 4-5 curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 hot green chili
  • Coriander for garnish


  • Boil water. Add tomatoes, and cover the pot with a lid. After 10 minutes, remove the tomatoes from the pot and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Once cool to the touch, remove the tomatoes’ skin.
  • Blend the tomatoes to make a puree.
  • In a pot add the clarified butter, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, and clove. Be careful when heating, the clove can pop out of the pan.
  • When the cumin seeds turn black, gently add the pureed tomatoes, 1 cup of water, turmeric, salt, sugar, ginger, chili, and curry leaves. Boil for about 10 minutes on medium heat. Turn the stove off and add the coriander.


This soup pairs well with veggie sandwiches, grilled
cheese, or croutons.