Here’s Hot and Sour Soup
Posted by vivnidhi on May 31, 2008
This is a big favorite in the house with “Indian Chinese” food. So, here’s a soup- Chinese but completely Desi. Credit for this recipe goes to Mrs. Minocha of Aurangabad, India who taught us to cook Indian Chinese food. A lot of my friends and I have learnt some good cooking from her.
- Green Bell Pepper 1 chopped coarse
- Cabbage 1/2 cup chopped thin
- carrots 2 cut into cubes
- Green Beans chopped into 2 ” lengths 1/2 cup
- cauliflower 2 flowerets broken into smaller pieces
- garlic 6-8 cloves minced
- Soya Sauce 4 Tbsp.
- Vinegar 1 Tbsp.
- sugar 1 tsp.
- Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp.
- Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp.
- Cornstarch 3 Tbsp.
- Vegetable Oil 1 tsp.
- Spring onions 1 bunch chopped fine
- Boiled egg whites 2 chopped (optional)
- Salt to taste
Getting ready for the soup
Heat the oil and fry garlic for a minute.
Add cauliflower, french beans and carrots. Fry a little more till they soften a wee bit.
Add red chili powder and 6 cups of water. Let the water come to a boil and then add soya sauce, sugar, vinegar, bell peppers and cabbage. Boil the soup for a couple of minutes more.
Lastly add spring onion and black pepper powder. Make a paste of cornstarch in cold water and and add to the soup. Taste for salt and vinegar. Add more if desired and serve hot.
Bow when you are praised;)
The soup’s hot!!
And yes, this is also my entry to Fortune Cooking Contest hosted by Nithu & Shriya. It is dedicated to my mother whose sun sign is cancer, hence she qualifies with the cauliflower entry and she loves the soup too.
Now, are there any other events missing my entries??