Hot n Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup is a popular restaurant-style soup from Indo Chinese cuisine. As the name suggests, this soup with vegetables gets a spicy(hot) taste. Hot and Sour Soup is a spicy, tangy accompaniment for all your meals. As it is loaded with tons of fresh veggies such as carrot, capsicum, garlic, etc.

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Serves 2


Oil – 3tbsp

Garlic chopped –  2tsp

Ginger chopped – 2tsp

Onion chopped – 3tbsp

Mushrooms chopped – ¼ cup

Broccoli chopped – ¼ cup

Beans chopped – ¼ cup

Carrots chopped – ¼ cup

Cabbage chopped – ¼ cup

Capsicum chopped – ¼ cup

Veg Stock/Water – 3cups

Soya sauce – 2tbsp

Vinegar – 1tbsp

Pepper powder – a pinch

Green chilli chopped – 1tsp

Sugar – a pinch

Salt – to taste

Chilli sauce – 1tbsp

Spring onion chopped – handful

Coriander stems chopped – 2 tbsp

Cornstarch – 1tbsp

Water – a dash

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup


Heat a pan and add oil, garlic, ginger and onions. Stir them for a minute without browning them. Add in mushrooms, broccoli, beans, carrots, cabbage and capsicum. Cook them on high heat for 2-3 min.

Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Drop in soya sauce, vinegar, pepper powder, green chilli, sugar, salt, chilli sauce and give another boil.

Separately mix together cornstarch with a dash of water and add to the boiling soup. Once it is thickened remove and serve the soup hot.

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

Extra Shots
How to make Vegetable Stock at Home

Veg Stock
Makes 1lt approx


Onion (small) – 1no

Ginger sliced – few

Garlic cloves – 5-6nos

Peppercorns – 7-8nos

Bayleaf – 1no

Basil – a sprig

Rosemary – a sprig

Thyme – a sprig

Beans with trimmings – 1cup

Carrot dices & trimming – ½ cup

Broccoli & trimmings – ½ cup

Broccoli steam – 1 small piece

Cauliflower & trimmings – ½ cup

Cauliflower stem – 1small piece

Celery sticks – 2 small pieces

Tomato trimmings – handful

Water – 3lts



In a pan add all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer and cook for an hour. Strain the liquid and cool it completely. It is ready to use.

You may deep freeze it in small packets and use it within 2months.