Hot and Sour Soup – Perfect for Winter Eves!!

Posted: February 13, 2013 in Indo-Chinese, Soup
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Soup is what I crave for any time and specially in winters its a great natural remedy to fight cold or flu. Its light, hearty, fascinating and  energetic. You can use any type of  leftovers with soup and create new variations of favorite recipes, since soup lends itself to experimentation.Hot and Sour Soup is a very popular Indo-chinese soup loaded with vegetables and generally chicken. This delicious soup is a complete meal in itself and warm comfort on a chilly day. Its instantly boost your mood and very healthy as its low in fat. Enjoy!!


Egg Noodles
1 cup
Garlic ,minced
1 Tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Green Chillies, finely chopped
Carrot, chopped in cubes
1/4 cup
Green Beans, cut at an angle
1/4 cup
Celery, thinly sliced
1/4 cup
Cauliflower, finely chopped
1/2 cup
Cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 cup
Mushroom, thinly sliced
1/4 cup
Tofu, cut in big cubes
1/2 package medium or soft
Vegetable broth/Water
4 cup
Soy Sauce
To taste
Red Chilli Sauce
To taste
To taste
Pepper Powder
To taste
1 Tablespoon or to taste
1 Tablespoon
Corn Starch,, mixed with a little cold water
1 Tablespoon
Spring/Green Onions, chopped at an angle

Method :-

  • Heat oil in a medium size pot.
  • Add Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies and saute for 1 min.
  • Add Carrot, Green Beans, Celery, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot and saute it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add vegetable broth,salt,black pepper and Egg noodles.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer till noodles are tender but not overcooked.
  • Add Mushroom,half of spring onions,Chili Sauce, Soy Sauce and Vinegar. Bring to a boil.
  • Mix 2-3 Tbsp water with the Corn Starch and add it to the soup – bring to a boil.
  • Add tofu cubes in the soup and let it simmer for 1 more minute.
  • Garnish with spring onion and serve hot.


Note :-

  • For vegans use Wheat Noodles.
  • You can also add beaten Egg in the soup stirring continuous to form strands.
  • The same soup can be made into a non-vegetarian version. Use Chicken Broth and add cooked, shredded chicken with the mushrooms.
  • Corn Starch is basically used as thickener so use it depending on your consistency.
  • You can increase/decrease the quantity of green chillies depending on the spiciness level you want.

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