Easy One Pot Corn Soup (Vegan)

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Sweet corn soup recipe with step by step photos. Easy and delicious 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.

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.

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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.

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6: pour water or veg stock and stir again.

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

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8: simmer for a few minutes.

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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.

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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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Easy Corn Soup (One Pot)

4.76 from 29 votes
Sweet corn soup is an easy and delicious soup made from fresh American sweet corn, herbs and spices.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Cuisine Indo Chinese
Course: Brunch, Starters

Servings 2


  • 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.

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  1. Thanks for the recipe! Is 1 cup equal to 250 ml? Your previous website used to contain this information and was helpful for measurements.5 stars

    1. Yes. You can even use 240 ml. I will be updating all the recipes to American and metric measurements gradually, so it will be easier.

  2. 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

    1. 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.

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

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