Hot Chili Soup

Hot And Sour Soup Recipe

Comfort food at its best, hot and sour soup goes for summers and winters. Health and deliciousness all in one bowl.


  • 5-6 French beans
  • 1 medium sized carrot
  • ¼ cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup green cabbage
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 small green capsicum
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

    Hot And Sour Soup
  • 3 tablespoon spring onions (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon ginger, garlic, green chili (crushed)
  • 6 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoon red chili sauce
  • 5 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 cups water or vegetable stock
  • Salt (to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 3 tablespoon corn flour
  • ¼ cup spring greens (finely chopped)
  • 5 table spoon red chili oil


  1. Firstly, cut beans, capsicum, cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms into julienning cut finely.
  2. Take a wok and pour oil in it. When it starts smoking, lower the flame and dd crushed ginger-garlic green chili and sliced vegetables.
  3. Stir fry the vegetables at high flame.
  4. Add water or vegetable stock and boil on high flame for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Once boiled, add dark soy sauce followed by white vinegar and red chili sauce and mix it well.
  6. Now add salt, black pepper and sugar and stir it. Sugar is used not to make it sweet but to balance salt and heat.
  7. Next step is to add the mushrooms and bean sprouts. Do not mix.
  8. Mix corn flour with water in a separate bowl until no lumps are seen. Now add this mixture in to the boiling soup.
  9. To finish, stir and add spring greens.
  10. Finally, pour red chili oil all over the soup to serve.

Hearty and savory, hot and sour soup is definitely food for the soul. As an appetizer or a meal, it will definitely leave you hungry for more.

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