Sunday, 10 July 2016

Hot and Sour Veg soup

For this week's blogging marathon I have chosen soups and salads as the theme. Soups and salads are very good for our health. We should have it at least in one of our meal course. But I am very lazy to prepare these some how : even though soups and salads are the most easy recipes to prepare.

Hot and sour soup is basically introduced from the Chinese cuisine and the non-veg version of this is very famous. I just tried the veg version. Chinese cuisine has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. And in this generation Chinese cuisine is world famous.

I have often tried the hot and sour soup in restaurants and this is the first time I tried it at home. The taste was a little different. I actually am not able to point out the difference but nevertheless it was fabulous. I researched this recipe in the internet and found many versions and finally did a mix and match of 2-3 recipes and prepared it to suit our taste. 


Beans - 100 grams
Carrots - 100 grams
Cauliflower - 100 grams
Cabbage (finely chopped) - 3 tbsp
Spring onion - few
Green chillies - 3 nos
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Garlic - 5 cloves
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp
Chilly sauce - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp


  • Chop the spring onion, carrots, beans, cabbage finely. 
  • In a deep wide pan, add oil (preferably olive oil) and add the slit green chilli.  
  • Add the finely chopped garlic and sugar and saute for a while.
  • Now add the veggies which we chopped finely. Saute for a minute and add 3 cups of water.
  • Add salt and bring it to a boil. Once the water boils, lower the flame and leave it for 5-7 minutes so that veggies are half cooked.
  • Add all the sauces and mix well.
  • Mix corn flour in 2 tblsp of water without any lumps and add it to the pan. Mix well. The soup will reach the right consistency in 2 minutes.
  • Add pepper powder and lemon juice.

Serve hot with some bread


  • Any veggies can be added like capsicum, peas etc
  • Garnish with spring onion leaves. I didn't have any.
  • You can add extra 1 tblsp of soya sauce if you want the darker color. But don’t add too much it will spoil the taste

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  1. Wow.. During monsoon, soups and snacks are the perfect company. Wonderful soup

  2. That does sound like a good soup to indulge!..

  3. I know what you mean! I also plan to make more soups, but it never seems to happen!! Good choice of soup here

  4. Hot and sour soup is my favorite Indo-Chinese soup. I loved your version :)

  5. Such a hearty and comforting soup to enjoy without any fuss.

  6. Your hot and sour soup looks amazing Ruchi.

  7. Fantastic hot & sour soup to warm the soul.. Just loved it

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  10. Fantastic hot & sour soup to warm the soul.. Just loved it

  11. wow!!!Perfect for monsoon!!