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easy hot and sour soup recipe

Easy Hot And Sour Soup Recipe

Nosheen Babar
A delicious and easy hot and sour soup recipe, cooked in the traditional Indo Chinese method. Perfect for this chilly weather!
4.67 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese, Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4
Calories 238 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Cooking Pot
  • ladle
  • Saucepan
  • Cooking Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups chicken broth (SEE NOTE)
  • 1 cup shredded chicken (SEE NOTE)
  • 1 cup cole slaw mix (SEE NOTE)
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • 1 tsp salt (SEE NOTE)
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 4 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup green onions

Instructions
 

  • pour your broth (homemade or store bought) in a cooking pot to heat
  • add shredded chicken (home cooked or shredded rotisserie chicken)
  • add the cole slaw mix (I use one with cabbage and carrots)
  • thinly slice the bell pepper and add it to the pot
  • add the salt and pepper and adjust to personal taste if necessary
  • heat the mixture till it's bubbling and then reduce the flame to a medium
  • in a separate saucepan heat the oil
  • add the ketchup, red chili powder, soy sauce and vinegar (in that order) to the oil and cook till you have a well blended mixture
  • add this hot and sour sauce to the soup and cook for 5-10 minutes
  • make a slurry of the corn flour and water and add to the soup, stirring constantly to thicken
  • Once the soup has reached the desired consistency beat two eggs and drizzle into the hot soup, stirring gently to make ribbons
  • garnish with the spring onions and serve

Notes

  • I prefer to cook and use my own broth (recipe on the blog) and shredded chicken but if you're short on time you can use store bought broth and rotisserie chicken.
  • Traditional Indo Chinese Hot and Sour soup has shredded cabbage and carrots, I find that the cole slaw mix is much easier than chopping and cutting so use it. feel free to shred your own if you prefer.
  • If you're using store bought broth it's best to buy the unsalted version and adjust the seasoning accordingly. Similarly if you're cooking your own and it has salt added to it then the 1 tsp may be too much so adjust this amount as needed depending on your base.
THE COOKING TIME GIVEN ABOVE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE TIME IT WOULD TAKE TO MAKE YOUR OWN BROTH.  IF YOU SHOULD CHOSE TO DO SO THEN YOU WILL NEED TO ADD THAT IN AS A FACTOR WHEN PLANNING THIS MEAL.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 15gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 2591mgPotassium: 555mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 650IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
Keyword hot and sour soup, indochinese soup, pakistani chinese soup
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