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Home made chicken hot and sour soup without corn starch

Updated on December 30, 2016
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I have never prepared home made soup. I always used to think that they will not be as tasty as the ones served in the restaurant. However this misconception was broken when I had hot and sour chicken soup yesterday at a friend's home. It was very tasty and I actually wrote the recipe down and am planning to prepare it this weekend. I am sharing the recipe with you all. Hope you enjoy preparing it!!

Serving 2


  • Chicken 3-4 pieces boneless
  • Salt as per taste
  • All purpose flour 2 tsp
  • Onion small 1
  • Vinegar 1 tsp
  • Ginger 1/4 tsp chopped
  • Garlic 1/4 tsp chopped
  • Beans 2 chopped in small pieces
  • Chili as per taste chopped in small piece
  • Spring onion chopped in small pieces 1
  • Pepper powder 1/4 tsp
  • Celery 1 inch chopped in small piece
  • Cabbage chopped 1/ 4 cup
  • Cauliflower chopped 1/ 4 cup (boiled)
  • Mushroom 2- 3 chopped in small pieces
  • Carrots 2-3 small chopped in small pieces
  • Soy sauce 1-2 tsp
  • Green Capsicum 1/4 chopped in small pieces
  • Yellow capsicum 1/ 4 chopped in small pieces
  • Red capsicum 1/ 4 chopped in small pieces
  • Chili Sauce 1-2 tsp
  • Tomato sauce 1-2 tsp
  • Chicken stock 2-3 cups (optional)
  • Oil 1 tsp
  • Cilantro for garnishing


  • Boil the chicken and chop it in small pieces.
  • Mix all purpose flour and water and make a thin batter and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Once the oil is heated, pour finely chopped onions, chili pieces, ginger and garlic pieces and roast them till the raw smell of the ginger garlic goes away.
  • Add the chopped pieces of carrots, cabbage, celery, cauliflower,mushrooms, capsicum and beans and cook till the vegetables get tender and soft. Keep stirring occasionally otherwise the vegetables might get burned or stick at the bottom of the pan.
  • Add chicken pieces and mix well
  • Add salt and pepper powder and mix well with the chicken.
  • In a separate bowl mix chili sauce, tomato sauce and soya sauce and blend well.
  • Pour this mixture in the pan and mix well.
  • Pour the chicken broth and bring the soup to a boil. In case you do not have chicken broth, you can even use plain water.
  • Add the batter made with all purpose flour and boil the soup for 1 minute.
  • Add vinegar and stir well.
  • Serve hot. Garnish with spring onion and cilantro. You can even add a small piece of butter.
  • You can even roast the vegetables without oil. In this way it will be an oil free soup!!!

Hot & Sour Soup ( Vegetable) Indo-Chinese


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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Thanks thumbi7

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      dear frogyfish, do tell me how was it in taste?

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      I will try this. Thanks for the recipe.

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      I have wondered about trying to make this soup, so now I shall bookmark your recipe. Thank you for sharing it!