How to Make Hot & Sour Vegetable Soup?

Cooking isn’t something I’m very fond of, but lately I’ve started to like it. It always feels better to eat something you’ve made with your own hands. Around a month back, I tried making Schezwan Sauce, the one which you get with chicken lollipop and which is also used in several dishes by restaurants. Well, ultimately the sauce did taste good, but I was left with burning hands since I removed red chilly seeds using my hands without using gloves and that too dipped in water! After that I was too scared to cook anything. These days being holidays for me, I decided to try something again and this time I was able to cook delicious Hot & Sour Vegetable soup without any accidents 😉

Here’s what you’ll need to make tasty hot and sour veg soup.

Hot & Sour Vegetable Soup Ingredients

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1. Heat oil in a deep pan. You can alternately use a karahi.

2. Add onion, garlic, ginger and saute for a minute or two.

3. Add beans, cabbage, carrot and saute for another 2 minutes.

4. Add cornflour in a cup of cold water and mix it thoroughly. Add it to the pan. Wait for the mixture to thicken. Add more cornflour if you want the soup to be thicker. I don’t recommending adding too much cornflour since it isn’t good for your health. You can alternatively use raw corn.

5. Add dark soy sauce, green chilly paste and stir.

6. Add water.

7. While you keep mixing, add capsicum, salt and sugar (if needed) to taste.

8. Add pepper powder. Adding any of black and white pepper powder is fine.

9. Add vinegar and mix.

10. Add MSG (ajinomoto) for taste. Add this only if your soup doesn’t taste the way you want it to.

11. Serve in soup bowls and garnish with spring onions.

If something goes wrong and your soup doesn’t taste good, you can always add Maggi cubes or Knorr cubes. They always make things right for me and my soup often tastes better with them 😉

I’d be posting a video soon.

8 Responses

  1. Pawan

    Great! Now, all I need to do is put this recipe in the hands of GF. 😉 #justkidding

    • Saksham Talwar

      Hehe, I don’t think she’ll be patient enough to follow all the steps? She’ll instead order it from the near by fast food center 😉

  2. rishidevdas

    Is that the original photograph of your recipe? Looks tasty !!! Yum Yum !!

    • Saksham Talwar

      Yeah, it’s the original photograph! To some extent, Instagram is responsible to make it look more tasty 😉

  3. Naser

    I rarely cook some thing, especially when my mum is not there in the house and I am hungry 😀 I just know how to make omelet and maggi 🙂

    • Saksham Talwar

      Haha, until a year back I knew to make only maggi and knorr soups. But after joining hostel and developing some interest in cooking, I learnt several things 😉

  4. Simon George

    That’s really healthy and yummy….. 🙂 Very well you’ve presented the table I liked it (y)

    • Saksham Talwar

      Thanks, I thought twice before using that plugin which helped me create that table! Do make the soup 😉


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