Hot and Sour Vegetable Soup

It’s savory, sour – and as spicy as you want it to be. A Chinese restaurant all time favorite!! Sourness comes from the vinegar while spiciness is from the chilli sauce and pepper powder.

Ingredients (Serves 5)

Preparation time – 15 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins
  • Onion – 1, finely chopped
  • Garlic – 3 cloves, finely chopped
  • Ginger – 2 inches, finely chopped
  • Carrot – 1 small, finely chopped
  • Red Bell pepper – 1/2, finely chopped
  • Celery – 3 stalks, finely chopped
  • Beans – 8 to 10, finely chopped
  • Chilli sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 4 tbsp
  • Vinegar – 2 tbsp
  • Spring onions – for garnishing
  • Vegetable Stock / Water – 4 cups
  • Corn starch – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Pepper – as required
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Steps

  • In a pan, add oil, onion, garlic, ginger and saute well.
  • Add the vegetables and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock / water and allow it to boil.
  • Mix the chilli sauce, soy sauce and vinegar in a cup.
  • Mix the corn starch and 1/4 cup water.
  • Add the sauces and the corn starch mixture to the pan and boil in medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.

Garnish with spring onions. Enjoy the Homemade Soup as you prefer !!!

Key points

  • Make sure to saute the beans first followed by carrot and other vegetables as beans would need more time to be cooked.
  • I usually like the soup in thin consistency, if you prefer thin increase the cornflour.
  • I have used light soy sauce in this recipe, you can use dark soy sauce for more bright color.

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