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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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Easy Corn Soup (One Pot)

4.72 from 28 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
Units

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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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97 Comments

  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. Hello,

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

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

  5. 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

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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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?

    Thanks
    Smruti4 stars

    1. 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.

        1. 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.

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

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

    1. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

    Kavita

  13. 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…

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

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

    Thanks Dassana for this simple, quick and easy one 🙂

    <3
    Satya5 stars

  15. 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

    1. welcome dhwani. glad to know this. thanks for sharing positive feedback and for your blessings.

  16. Thankyou aunty.
    I am a student of 8th std.
    Actually in our school there is a food with fire.
    so in that we have to make corn soup.
    so thankyou very much aunty.4 stars

    1. welcome himanshi. its good that you are learning cooking at such a young age. it will help you a lot in future. keep learning recipes. once you master the basic recipe, then be creative while cooking. all the best to you.

  17. Hey dassana, I just made this soup for my family yesterday n they absolutely loved it. I tweaked the recipe a bit by adding spinach to it to make it a little more healthy.
    thanks for ur wonderful recipes. U make life so much more simpler!!

  18. Looks yummy and tasty.
    And more all the good part about the website each recipes are very well explained with beautiful and authentic pictures.and all the recipes looks clean and neat,.
    Very well done good job .
    May good bless .
    Thanks for posting wonderful recipies

  19. I loved this soup, I have made some more today using last years sweet corn that had been stored in the freezer, I have only just discovered your website but I will be trying more of your recipes, thank you for the lovely recipe

  20. thank u for sharing such a simple sweet corn soup recipe. my husband loves corn so will definitely try this.

  21. Fantastic instructions. thank you for sharing. recipe.
    A nice soup for a light day.
    thanks
    Regards
    puja gaur4 stars

  22. 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. Regards5 stars

  23. i just love anything and everything with corn in it! i will definitely try this recipe this coming weekend 😀 by the way, if parsley is unavailable can we substitute with something else??5 stars

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

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

  27. 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 🙂4 stars

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

    1. 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.

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

  30. 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

  31. A very different king od sweet corn soup, at least for me! Will try this soon! 🙂

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

  33. 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!