While I was going through my recipe book for soup recipes, I found this hot & sour soup. I don't know where I got this recipe and I wrote it down a long time ago, before coming to the US. I started collecting and writing down recipes soon after my marriage and can not recall the source of this recipe. I gave up on Indo Chinese recipes I collected from India, as the recipes don't come out that well. That is probably due to the ingredients. We do not get the same ingredients that we get in India and ones we get here don't taste like the ones back home. Hence, I stopped trying the Indo Chinese recipes I got from back home. I am not very fond of hot & sour soup and I never made this soup after coming here. Today, I tried it and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. The substitution of ingredients kind of messed up the taste but little bit of tweaking made it palatable.
Total Time: 13 – 15 minutes
Preparation: 3 - 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- ½ - 1 tsp. Oil
- 1 ½ tbsp. chopped Beans
- 1 ½ tbsp. chopped Carrots
- 1 ½ tbsp. chopped Cabbage
- 2 cups Vegetable Stock
- 1 tbsp. Corn Flour
- 1 tbsp. Brown Rice Vinegar (Can use any vinegar)
- 1 tbsp. Tamari Sauce (substitute soya sauce)
- 1 – 2 tsp. Sriracha Chili Sauce (I used 3 tsp. and it was very spicy. Add a pinch of sugar to cut down the spice)
- Pinch of Sugar (optional. My soup became very spicy as I added 3 tsp. of chili sauce. Hence add little sugar)
- 1 tbsp. Tomato Sauce (I did not use it)
- ¼ tsp. Pepper Powder
- ¼ - ½ tsp. Salt (adjust to taste)
- Spring Onions for garnish
- Heat the oil in a pan. Reduce the heat to low and sauté the vegetables for a minute.
- Add stock and bring it to a boil.
- Meantime, mix the rest of the ingredients, except green onions to a smooth paste.
- When the stock begins to boil, reduce the heat, add the corn flour and sauce mixture to the stock and stir immediately. Make sure no lumps are formed. Let it boil for 2-4 minutes or until the soup thickens.
- Garnish with spring onions and serve hot.
- For chicken soup, sauté some shredded chicken along with the vegetables.
Looks sooo gud Usha. My all time favourite.
Super delicious soup....looks so tempting...:)
I have had this couple of times. It had not so red color and probably used tamarind. It also had chunks of tofu in it. Yours looks very bright and refreshing.
Adding tofu is a nice idea. It did not cross my mind!! The red color, I think is from Sriracha chili sauce.
This soup has a lovely color.Must have taste delicious..
Love hot and sour soup, looks absolutely wonderful..
looks yumm with all the veges..
Radhika Subramanian says
WOW, a hot bowl of this delicious soup is enough to make my day.
Even I am not very fond of hot and sour soups and very rarely try them..this looks good..
Love this soup.Looks delicious
All goodness in one bowl 🙂
Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi says
Looks very colorful..I am just about trying my hand at soups..
My daughter loves indo chineses fusion food. Soup looks awesome. colour too good