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by dassana amit updated February 15, 2014

sweet corn soup

sweet corn soup recipe – this is one soup which i have been making since ages right from my teens.

this sweet corn soup recipe was always requested by my parents and sis when they wanted me to cook indo-chinese food for them. the other recipes in the indo-chinese category that i would cook often were veg manchurian, chilli paneer, mushroom manchurian & veg fried rice.

so during the vacations when the cooking fairy would inspire me, i would end up cooking a lot of stuff apart from indo chinese recipes.

for this sweet corn soup soup, you can use the american sweet corn or the regular corn. since i have made the soup with both of them, i can assure you both ways they taste good.

since this is my original recipe and i have been making this soup for many years, i haven’t much tweaked or adapted the recipe. i keep the flavorings in the soup minimal so that the taste of the corn comes through the soup. thats what you want to taste in a corn soup right?

i used to make this soup with half-half of milk and water. the milk would also contribute to the sweetness in the soup. now i just make the soup with water. i never have vegetable stock ready at home, so my soups are made with water or nut milks. if you have veg stock, then you can add them to the soup.

sometimes i add spring onions to the soup. in the recipe view below i have mentioned the details of adding spring onions. again grated or finely chopped veggies can also be added. another ingredient which i never use while cooking indo chinese food is ajinomoto.

for making the sweet corn soup, i do not use cream styled sweet corn from the tins, as i just don’t like the taste nor texture. i have had the cream styled corn soup versions in restaurants and i hated it. its always best to use fresh veggies when you cook instead of using tinned stuff.

use freshly ground pepper as the aroma from freshly ground or crushed pepper adds a lot of depth to this simple sweet corn soup.

lets begin step by step sweet corn soup recipe:

1: first boil or steam the corn cobs. this can be done in a pan, steamer or pressure cooker. drain and let the corn cobs cool.

boil corn cobs

2: with a knife, scrape the corn kernels from the cobs.

scrape the corn kernels

3: blend the corn kernels with some water in a blender till smooth. keep aside a few corn kernels.

corn kernels for sweet corn soup

4: heat oil or butter in a pan. add the chopped celery and saute for a minute till the flavors of the celery comes through in the oil.

5: add the corn paste and stir.

sweet corn paste

6: pour water or veg stock and stir again.

soup preparation

7: let the soup come to a boil. add freshly ground pepper & salt & the remaining corn kernels.

boiling sweet corn soup

8: simmer for a few minutes.

sweet corn soup

9: lastly add corn flour paste. this is done to thicken the sweet corn soup. simmer for a couple of minutes till the soup thickens and corn flour gets cooked.

adding corn flour paste to soup

10: check the seasonings. pour the soup in soup bowls and serve sweet corn soup hot garnished with chopped celery or scallion/spring onion greens or ground black pepper.

sweet corn soup

if you are looking for more soup recipes then do check cream of mushroom souptomato soupspinach soup, cream of broccoli soup, roasted tomato soup and carrot tomato soup.

sweet corn soup recipe below:

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sweet corn soup - a creamy sweet corn soup made from fresh american sweet corn. vegan recipe
Recipe type: starters, brunch
Cuisine: indo chinese
Serves: 2
  • 1 medium sized corn cob
  • ½ tsp freshly ground or crushed black pepper
  • 1 tsp chopped celery
  • 1 tbsp chopped spring onions or shallots
  • 1 tbsp oil (olive or sunflower) or butter
  • 2 cups water or 1 cup warm milk + 1 cup water or 2 cups veg stock
  • ½ tbsp corn starch/corn flour dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • salt as required
  1. boil the corn cobs. scrape the corn kernels from the cob. reserve some of the corn kernels aside, about 2 tbsp.
  2. blend the remaining corn kernels with some water to a smooth paste.
  3. heat oil or butter in a pan. saute the spring onions if using them till they become transparent.
  4. add the chopped celery and saute for a minute. add the corn paste and stir. add water or milk+water or veg stock. stir and allow the soup to come to a boil.
  5. now add the black pepper & salt & the remaining corn kernels. stir & simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. add the corn flour paste. stir and simmer for 2-3 minutes more till the soup thickens and the corn flour gets cooked.
  7. check the seasoning and serve hot sweet corn soup.
  8. garnish sweet corn soup with some chopped celery or spring onions greens.
  9. the sweet corn soup goes very well with some garlic or toasted bread.

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puja gaur March 1, 2014 1

Fantastic instructions. thank you for sharing. recipe.
A nice soup for a light day.
puja gaur


dassana amit March 1, 2014 2

welcome puja


kamalasridharan February 21, 2014 3

Fantastic instructions. easy step by step method. nice pictures for cross check. thanks for simplified version of sweet corn soup. keep going of your good job of giving simplified versions of cooking recipies. Regards


dassana amit February 22, 2014 4

thanks kamalasridharan for this motivating feedback.


ashu February 20, 2014 5

sorry, i meant if celery is not at hand can we not use something else in its place?


ashu February 20, 2014 6

i just love anything and everything with corn in it! i will definitely try this recipe this coming weekend :D by the way, if parsley is unavailable can we substitute with something else??


dassana amit February 21, 2014 7

no need to add celery. just add about 1 to 2 tbsp chopped onion or spring onion. thats it. you can also garlic or ginger if you prefer.


sanjana February 3, 2014 8

What is celery and how to prepare vegetable stock


dassana amit February 4, 2014 9

celery is a herb used in asian and european cuisines. vegetable stock is prepared by cooking vegetables in water. the water is then drained and used as a stock. the cooked veggies are used in other recipes. you can use water instead of vegetable stock and skip on celery if you have don’t have it.


meena January 24, 2014 10

Hey Dear, u really make wonderful receipes with keeping them simple and the pics for each step is just an icing on the cake.Thanks so much…looking forward to learn more and more.


dassana amit March 8, 2014 11

thanks meena


aishwary November 19, 2013 12

I would first like to thank you for sharing. receip.
I tried and it turned.very well.
I looking so more recipes from you.
Thnxs a lot once again
Best of luck


dassana November 24, 2013 13

welcome aishwary


Shailaja November 6, 2013 14

Thank you for sharing this receipe
It turned out really well
Can u share mixed vegetable soup receipe


dassana November 8, 2013 15

welcome shailaja. since winters are arriving, i will post some more soup recipes.


Shelly September 16, 2013 16

Was looking for inspiration for my favorite Chinese style Sweet Corn Soup tonight – wanted to use my fresh corn on the cob. Your post was great, thanks for that :)


dassana September 17, 2013 17

welcome shelley. i hope you tried the recipe.


Nuti September 2, 2013 18

In case we can’t find celery, what can be the substitue?


dassana September 2, 2013 19

no need to add any substitute for celery. just skip it.


Ramneet February 2, 2013 20

No sieving needed for very fine layer of corn….may irritate throat …like tomato peel in tomato soup….before adding rest of whole corns


dassana February 3, 2013 21

i did not know that the sieved corn one irritates throat. i never seive the corn. i always add the whole corn paste. i gave the suggestion to folks who would like to have a smooth texture in the corn soup.


Ansh | Spiceroots January 31, 2013 22

This used to my favorite soup. That milk and corn combination is just too good.


Richa January 27, 2013 23

ah yes.. the indian style indo chinese corn soup! my mom loves it.. i hope she makes time to visit this year and i can make her this soup! Dad also likes it these days. his tastebuds are getting adventurous


Courtney Rae Jones January 25, 2013 24

This sounds delicious! I love fresh corn. Yum!


Charul @ Tadka Masala January 24, 2013 25

A very different king od sweet corn soup, at least for me! Will try this soon! :)


Nami | Just One Cookbook January 24, 2013 26

My children LOOOOOOVE corn soup! This soup sounds perfect for this cold weather we’re having!


Veena January 23, 2013 27

yummy.. love to hv some


aparna January 23, 2013 28

i do the same way :) But pictorial Representation is just wow !


Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb January 23, 2013 29

I don’t know if I have ever had such a sweet corn soup. I d love that in the rainy season, that’s when they sell those sweet corns everywhere here. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!


Lakshmi Venkatesh January 23, 2013 30

A nice soup for a light day. Looks nice.