Easy One Pot Corn Soup (Vegan)

Sweet corn soup recipe with step by step photos. Easy and delicious corn soup made with sweet corn, herbs and spices.

This is one of those soups which I have been making since ages right from my teens.

Get My Secrets to Great Indian Food

Sign up for my FREE Beginners Guide to Delicious Indian Cooking
corn soup recipe, sweet corn soup recipe

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.

How to make one pot sweet corn soup

Preparing corn paste

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

Making 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 cornflour paste. This is done to thicken the sweet corn soup. Simmer for a couple of minutes till the corn soup thickens and cornflour 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.

sweet corn soup, sweet corn soup recipe

More Soup recipes

STEP BY STEP PHOTOS ABOVEMany of my recipes have detailed step by step photos and useful tips to help you make it easily and perfectly.

Easy Corn Soup (One Pot)

4.74 from 26 votes
Sweet corn soup is an easy and delicious soup made from fresh American sweet corn, herbs and spices.
corn soup recipe, sweet corn soup recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins
Cuisine:indo chinese
Servings (change the number to scale):2
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


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


making corn paste

  • 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.
  • You can garnish the soup with some chopped celery or spring onions greens.
  • It goes very well with some garlic or toasted bread.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Easy Corn Soup (One Pot)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 1184mg51%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
GOOD KARMAAll our content & photos are copyright protected. Please do not copy. As a blogger, if you want to adapt this recipe or make a youtube video, then please write the recipe in your own words and give a clickable link back to the recipe on this url.
LIKE OUR VIDEOS!Then do follow and SUBSCRIBE to us on youtube to get the latest Recipe Video updates.
TRIED THIS RECIPE? If you have made the recipe and like it then do share the recipe link on facebook, twitter & pinterest. For Instagram mention @vegrecipesofindia or tag #vegrecipesofindia

Trending Recipes

Get My Secrets to Great Indian Food

Sign up for my FREE Beginners Guide to Delicious Indian Cooking

Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste 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.

Comments are closed.

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. Can we use the water in which the corn cobs were boiled instead of veg stock?

    • you can.

  3. This is a great recipe. Thanks dassana. Everyone in my family enjoyed

    • Welcome Seema. Glad to know this.

  4. Hello,

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can i use regular onions in the absence Spring ones?5 stars

    • Welcome Palak. Yes you can use.

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

    • Abbas, glad to know this.

  6. 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

    • thanks anshi for the feedback as well as for sharing the variation of coconut milk being added to the sweet corn soup.

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

    • Sha, nice to know this. Thanks for sharing your variation.

  8. 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

    • glad your husband liked the soup, thanks for positive views.

  9. 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.

      • Yes. I would like to know the same.

        • 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.

  10. Can i skip adding corn flour.

    • corm flour is added to thicken the consistency of the soup. but you can skip also.

  11. 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.

  12. this soup don’t put corn flour…………why….?

    • corn flour is added in the recipe.

  13. Thank u so much, each one of my family member relished. Very easy recipe.

    • welcome shubha

  14. 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

    • welcome rashmi. nice to know this.

  15. 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

    • thanks a lot ayesha for these positive reviews. glad to know.

  16. 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.


    • welcome kavita. thanks for sharing your positive feedback.

  17. 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…

    • thanks anjali for sharing positive feedback. we are looking into the mobile app feature for a long time but not getting the right solution.