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corn soup recipe - a creamy sweet corn soup made from fresh american sweet corn.

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

corn soup recipe, sweet corn soup recipe

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.

the other recipes in the indo-chinese category that i would cook often were veg manchurian, chilli paneer & 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.

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?

few tips and suggestions for making sweet 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.

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sweet corn soup recipe

4.49 from 25 votes
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins
corn soup recipe - a creamy sweet corn soup made from fresh american sweet corn.
corn soup recipe, sweet corn soup recipe
Course:brunch, starters
Cuisine:indo chinese

Ingredients (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 Recipe

making sweet 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.
  • 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.

sweet corn soup, sweet corn soup recipe

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This recipe post was first published on January 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm

and was last modified on November 3, 2018 at 7:49 pm

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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 soup

    • 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.

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