Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hot and Sour Vegetable Soup

The best way to beat the winter blues is by having a  nice , hot and steaming bowl of soup . It is a wonderful pick -me-up if you are tired or simply under the weather.  This soup recipe is something I make very frequently in my house because it is very easy and very flavourful and light on your waist too. It is hot , spicy , tangy and you can feel all the flavours in your mouth . It is quite a spicy soup , so you can adjust the amount of chilli sauce you put in according to your taste , personally I like it quite spicy so here goes .............


500 gms mushrooms , stalks removed and finely chopped
2 medium carrots peeled and finely chopped
6-8 garlic cloves finely chopped
5-6 spring onions finely chopped
4 cups chicken stock
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp chilli sauce
2 tbsp hot sauce
1 tbsp green chilli sauce
1 tbsp vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp cornflour mixed with 3 tbsp water
1 egg beaten


Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil or any vegetable oil in a deep saucepan .
Add the all the vegetables except the green part of the spring onions .
Saute it for a couple of minutes .
Add in the chicken stock and all the sauces and bring to a boil .
Simmer it for 10 - 15 min .
Add the cornflour mix and this will make the soup slightly thicker.
Add the beaten egg in a slow and steady stream to the soup simultaneously stirring the soup with a fork as this will give the ribbon effect to the egg in the soup .
Add salt and pepper to taste and the green part of the spring onions and serve hot.

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