Hot and Sour Soup | How to make Hot and Sour Soup

By Sudha Sridhar  |  27th Jan 2017  |  
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About Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

This is from the book 'Chinese Vegetarian Delights' by Kaushi Bhatia, my bible for Chinese cuisine. A very organized and comprehensive book which not only gives you good recipes but also explains terminology used in Chinese cuisine and a little about ingredients used. A beginner's guide to Chinese cuisine. This soup is a favourite with my family.

Hot and Sour Soup is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Hot and Sour Soup by Sudha Sridhar has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Hot and Sour Soup at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Hot and Sour Soup takes 20 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Hot and Sour Soup is a good option for you. The flavour of Hot and Sour Soup is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Hot and Sour Soup on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Hot and Sour Soup recipe on the page below.

Hot and Sour Soup

Ingredients to make Hot and Sour Soup

  • French beans (diced) - 1/4 cup
  • spring onion (with tops ) - 2
  • cabbage (shredded) - 1/4 cup (optional)
  • carrot (diced) - 1/4 cup
  • mushrooms (sliced) - 1/4 cup
  • Baby corn - 2-3 (optional)
  • capsicum (diced) - 1/4 cup
  • coriander leaves - 1tbsp
  • green chillies - 2-3
  • ginger (grated) - 1tsp
  • garlic - 4-5 cloves
  • oil - 2 tbsp
  • Soya Sauce - 1 tbsp
  • vinegar - 2 tbsp
  • corn flour - 1tbsp
  • water - 4 cups
  • salt to taste

How to make Hot and Sour Soup

  1. String, wash and dice the French beans.
  2. Peel, wash and dice the carrots.
  3. Wash and shred (cut into thin strips) the cabbage and spring onions.
  4. Wash and slice the mushrooms.
  5. Wash and dice the capsicum and baby corn.
  6. Place the French beans and carrots in a microwave safe bowl add water and microwave on high (100%) for 5-6 mins.
  7. Wash and finely chop the coriander leaves, green chillies and garlic.
  8. Place a heavy bottomed pan on the stove and add oil. When it heats up add the grated ginger and the minced coriander-green chillies- garlic. Saute for a couple of mins.
  9. Add shredded spring onion, cabbage, capsicum, baby corn and mushrooms to this and saute on high for 2-3 mins.
  10. Add the microwaved veggies and the residual water.
  11. Add water, soya sauce and salt. Let in simmer for a few minutes.
  12. In a small bowl take the corn flour and add some cold water to make a smooth paste.
  13. Add this to the simmering soup and stir continuously to avoid any lumps.
  14. Once the soup has thickened take it off the flame.
  15. Add vinegar, mix and serve hot.

My Tip:

To make the soup more spicy add 1 tbsp of Green chilly sauce.

Reviews for Hot and Sour Soup (1)

Andrea Srivastava2 years ago

Lovely hot and sour soup!

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