Health recipe of the day

Tomatoes are low in calories and good for your heart. Basil or tulsi has anti-inflammatory properties and is good for heart health.

Add chopped basil to a hearty tomato soup to make it healthy.

Chilled tomato basil soup

5 ripe tomatoes, chopped
30ml can vegetable juice
15 ml tomato juice
30 ml Vegetable stock
15 ml butter
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
30 ml fresh cream
10gm white pepper
5 basil leaves, julienned
1 tomato, chopped
2 whole basil leaves


In food processor, place tomatoes and vegetable juice; process until smooth.
Place in glass bowl and add tomato juice and vegetable stock; stir well and refrigerate.
In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender, about 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir into tomato mixture.
Stir in cream, pepper, and julienned basil and chill soup for 2-3 hours before serving.
Garnish with more basil and chopped tomato.

Recipe source: Ajay Chaudhary