Three Generation Tomato Soup

Courtesy Carol Oates

This soup recipe was bought to new Zealand from India by the late Canon Hadlow and his wife Sheila and is a popular recipe to this day.

Notes from Carol:  As I don’t have or could not find a Mouli i waited until the mixture was cool (second attempt) and put it through my food processor/blender.

WARNING:  Wait until the mixture is cool, trust me it is not wise to put hot mixture through a blender, kitchen whizz.  kitchen walls don’t look pretty when hot mixture shoots out from the blender.  I now have a blender stick and it works really well.

Three Generation Tomato Soup

Course Soups


  • 1 cup Water
  • 6 kgs Tomatoes ripe
  • 7 large Onions peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Celery Salt
  • 7 Cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 250 grams Butter softened
  • 1 cup Flour


  • Place water, tomatoes, onions, salts, cloves, pepper and brown sugar in a large saucepan and simmer until all the vegetables are well cooked
  • Let cool and blend in a processor or with a blender stick
  • Melt the butter in a large pan and add flour to make a roux
  • gradually add the tomato mixture and cook until the mixture thickens
  • Simmer 5 minutes
  • Freeze