hot and sour soup
Veg hot n sour soup is a spicy and hot soup made with mixed vegetables.
side dish, starters
or about 50 grams carrots or ¼ cup grated carrots
5 to 6
or ¾ cup sliced mushrooms
finely chopped french beans
finely chopped or about ¼ cup finely chopped onions
finely chopped garlic
finely chopped ginger
finely chopped celery
4 to 5
corn starch dissolved in 2 tablespoon water
(for a slight thicker consistency in the soup - dissolve 6 to 7 teaspoon corn starch in 3 tablespoon water)
or white pepper or ¾ teaspoon red chili paste or green chili sauce
or add as required
or add as required
or veg stock
2 to 3
chopped coriander leaves
salt as required
preparation for hot and sour soup
First rinse and shred the cabbage and french beans.
Wipe the mushrooms with a wet cloth and then slice them.
Rinse, peel and grate the carrots. Chop the onions, ginger and garlic.
stir frying veggies for hot and sour soup
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai (wok).
Add finely chopped onion, ginger and garlic. Stir and saute on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
Then add the finely chopped french beans. Stir and add the sliced mushrooms.
On a medium to high flame, stir fry till the mushrooms get lightly browned from the edges.
Meanwhile make a paste of corn starch and water. Keep aside.
Once the mushrooms are lightly browned (takes about 5 to 6 minutes on a medium to high flame) add carrots, cabbage and celery.
Stir fry these veggies on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
making hot and sour soup
Add water or veg stock. Stir well. Add soy sauce and stir.
Then season with salt.
Keep a check on the amount of salt as soy sauce already has a lot of salt. I added just about one-fourth teaspoon first and adjusted towards the end.
Bring the soup to a simmer on medium flame.
Stir the corn starch paste and add it to the soup. Stir again very well.
Allow the soup to thicken on a low to medium flame.
When the hot and sour soup has thickened, add black pepper or white pepper and vinegar.
Give a final stir. Switch off the flame. Check the taste and add more soy sauce, vinegar or salt or black pepper if required.
Serve the hot and sour soup steaming hot garnished with cilantro leaves.
You can also just add the cilantro leaves towards the end and then serve the soup.
You can add veggies of your choice.
The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
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