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sweet corn soup recipe with step by step photos. easy and delicious creamy corn soup made with sweet corn, herbs and spices.

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this is one of those soups which i have been making since ages right from my teens. the recipe of sweet corn soup was always requested by my parents and sis when they wanted me to cook indo-chinese food for them. 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.

since this is my original recipe and i have been making this yum sweet corn 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 sweet corn comes through the soup. thats what you want to taste in a corn soup right?

tips and suggestions for making corn soup

  1. for this 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.
  2. i used to make this sweet corn soup with half-half of milk and water. the milk would also contribute to the sweetness in the soup. in the recipe post, i have used water. i never have vegetable stock ready at home, so the soups are made with water, milk or nut-milks. if you have veg stock, then you can add it to the soup.
  3. sometimes i add spring onions to the soup. in the recipe card below i have mentioned the details of adding spring onions. again grated or finely chopped veggies can also be added.
  4. for making this 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 did not like it. its always best to use fresh veggies when you cook instead of using tinned stuff. another ingredient which i never use while cooking indo chinese food is ajinomoto.
  5. use freshly ground pepper as the aroma from freshly ground or crushed pepper adds a lot of depth to this simple sweet corn soup.

few more soup recipes you may like are:

corn soup

4.62 from 21 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins
Cuisine:indo chinese
Calories: 110kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):2
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corn soup is a creamy and delicious soup made from fresh american sweet corn.


(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 1 medium to large sized corn cob (makai or bhutta or sweet corn)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground or crushed black pepper (kali mirch powder) or add as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped celery, skip if you don't have celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onions (scallions or hara pyaaz) or shallots
  • 1 tablespoon oil (sunflower oil or olive oil) or butter
  • 1.5 cups water OR ¾ cup warm milk + ¾ cup water OR 1.5 cups veg stock
  • ½ tablespoon corn starch (corn flour) dissolved in 2 tablespoon water
  • salt as required

HOW TO MAKE corn soup

making corn paste for corn soup

  • boil the corn cobs. scrape the corn kernels from the cob. 
  • reserve some of the corn kernels aside, about 2 tbsp.
  • blend the remaining corn kernels with some water to a smooth paste.

making corn soup

  • heat oil or butter in a pan. saute the spring onions if using them till they become transparent.
  • 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.
  • now add the black pepper & salt & the remaining corn kernels. stir & simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • add the corn flour paste. stir and simmer for 2-3 minutes more till the soup thickens and the corn flour gets cooked.
  • check the seasoning and serve hot sweet corn soup.
  • garnish corn soup with some chopped celery or spring onions greens.
  • the sweet corn soup goes very well with some garlic or toasted bread.
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making corn paste for sweet corn soup

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.

corn cobs for sweet corn soup recipe

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

scrape corn kernels for sweet corn soup recipe

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 recipe

how to make 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. if using spring onions/scallions, then add now. saute the spring onions till they turn translucent.

preparing sweet corn soup recipe

5: add the corn paste and stir.

sweet corn paste for sweet corn soup recipe

6: pour water or veg stock and stir again.

water for sweet corn soup recipe

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

boiling soup - sweet corn soup recipe

8: simmer for a few minutes.

making sweet corn soup recipe

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

corn flour paste for sweet corn soup recipe

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

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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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95 comments/reviews

  1. Came out very well… so tasty…yet so simple!
    wonderful recipe ma’am!
    only thing, the soup was not very spicy.
    Is there anything i can do to improve this?

    PS:Can u post recipe for french onion soup5 stars

    • thanks radhika. corn soup is generally not spicy. for a spicy taste, you can add chopped green chilies or red chilli paste. even some red chili sauce or green chili sauce can be added. i will try to add recipe of french onion soup. have taken a note of the recipe request.

  2. Dassana Amit’s recipes is what I refer to whenever I prepare a new dish & it is simple & a delight.5 stars

  3. This soups is so tasty and easy to make that i’ve made it so many times now.
    This time I added some coconut milk too and it was delicious.
    Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

  4. Simple recipe yet tasty. I tried it and it was a hit… I added some caramalized onions as a garnish.5 stars

  5. Tried this soup today and my very picky husband loved it :-)….thank you Dassana, I have a become a huge fan of your soup recipes…super easy and extremely delicious!5 stars

  6. Hello

    Can I use sweet corn seeds directly instead of corn cob? Will there be any changes to the texture of the soup? Also the soup that we get outside is mostly transparent. How can we achieve it?

    Smruti4 stars

    • are you asking that instead of making a paste, you can directly add corn kernels to the soup?

      the soup that we get outside is cream style corn soup. cream style corn is a packaged product. so the recipe changes. i will add the recipe in some time.

      • if you add directly, then it will be more like a clear soup. to give the soup a glaze and shine and a slight thickening, you can add some corn flour paste. but soup made this way will taste different than this recipe. for making clear soups, a veg stock gives a good taste. otherwise i would suggest to use the same water in which the corn cob was boiled, if you are using fresh corn.

  7. Why to add corn flour when you have used veg stock and corn paste.
    Corn flour is not considered very healthy.

    • corn flour is added to thicken and make the soup smooth. with only corn paste the soup does get a smooth texture. one can also use tapioca starch or the yellow colored maize flour to thicken if health is a concern.

  8. Thank you for the recipe!! Not only is it amazingly simple but tastes yummy too…it’s one of my favourite comfort foods now!! 😀5 stars

  9. I tried your tomato soup recipe yesterday and everyone at home loved it. Made this today with chicken stock and little cream at the end and It came out excellent. My kids loved it. Thank you so much. All your other soups are on my list now:)5 stars

  10. Hi Dassana, generally i search all authors for recipes but when i started yours then I am stopped looking others. Its really easy to understand and to prepare also.

    Thanks for this.


  11. Hi Dassana, yours is – quick look up guide- for me to try anything new, or get confirmations on my old recipes…
    just a request…please get this website converted to a mobile app also…

  12. I tried this out and this has become everyone’s favorite in my home!

    Thanks Dassana for this simple, quick and easy one 🙂

    Satya5 stars

  13. Thank you sòoooo much. My super picky 3 year old asked for a second helping n I was overwhelmed. Can’t thank u enough, u taught me how to cook. God bless u5 stars