Post published on January 17, 2023 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute

Khatto Meetho Tameta no Soup makes me nostalgic. Tamatar ka soup or Tomato Shorba was always paired along with Pulav and Papad. The soup at home was very different from the creamy restaruant style soup. There was nothing special or fancy about this soup but it always tastes comforting. I had forgotten about this soup till my mother in law started making it again. We made it every few weeks hence I had to share this with all of you. 

Tomato Soup

Khatto Meetho Tameta no Soup | Tomato Soup

Khatto Meetho Tameta no soup aka Gujarati style soup is worth trying. The taste is sweet and sour and so comforting. My favorite part about this soup is that it has no cream and thin and light. Mom always said that this soup gives you energy. The combination of jaggery, lime juice and salt is perfect way to replenish your electrolytes. You can skip jaggery if you don’t like sweet flavor. The tadka adds a good flavor to this soup. The cilantro brings it all together. Its so comforting and a must try for winter. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine gujarati, Indian
Servings 6 cups


  • 4 medium size plum tomatoes chopped into big chunks
  • Salt as needed
  • 1/4 cup jaggery or 2 tablespoon sugar you can skip if you don’t prefer sweetness
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 6-8 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  • Chop the tomatoes and blend them into a puree
  • Strain the tomato puree
  • Add 4 cups of water to the puree
  • Cook the soup in a deep pan on medium heat
  • Add jaggery or sugar, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, asafetida
  • powder and slit green chilies
  • Prepare the tadka by heating ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves
  • Once it sizzles, pour the tadka in the soup and mix it well
  • Once the soup is bubbling and the jaggery has melted, turn off the heat
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro
  • Enjoy the soup with bread, pulav and papad
Keyword gujarati comforting meal, gujarati soup, indian soup, shorba, soup pulav, tadka soup, tameta no soup, tomato broth, tomato shorba, tomatoe soup, tomtato soup

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