For soup here is what's needed:
2 big tomato's roughly chopped
1 medium carrot roughly chopped
1 medium Onion roughly chopped
4 cloves of Garlic roughly chopped
small piece of Ginger chopped
4 whole black pepper
a generous pinch of Cinnamon powder
Salt and Pepper powder to taste
a pinch of Sugar
1-2 tbsp of Cornflour
Coriander leaves chopped to garnish
1)In the pressure cooker pan, Heat Oil and add ginger,garlic, and slightly crushed whole spices. Sauté it for a min. Add Onions and again sauté it for a min or two. Add in the tomato and cook slightly for a min before adding the carrots. Add in cinnamon powder and salt. Add 1.5 cups of water and pressure cook until done. Let it cool completly before running it through blender. I do not strain it.
2) If preferred, add a tad bit of butter and pour the liquid into it. Add 2-3 cups of Water depending on the quantity of soup. Give it a rolling boil. Take 1/4 cup of water. Add a tbsp of cornflour and mix it well with no lumps. Pour this misture into the boiling soup. Give it a good boil. Add salt, pepper powder and a pinch of sugar. If you feel that the soup is thin you may add more cornflour to water and add it to the soup. Garnish with finely chopped Corinader leaves.
Serve hot with croutons. We had ours with small Pizza topped with Onion and Capsicum. I also used very little amount of grated cheese.
P.S:I did not add any milk or butter to this soup. Potato can also be used in this soup and any fresh herb can be added to this.
Update: Trupti just reminded me that this fit perfectly for her "Winter Treat event". Thank you Trupti :)