Vegetable soup Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes
👩🍳Cook Time: 10 minutes
½ tablespoon oil (or butter)
½ tablespoon garlic fine chopped or minced ½ tablespoon garlic fine chopped or minced
¼ to ½ tablespoon ginger fine chopped or minced ¼ to ½ tablespoon ginger fine chopped or minced
2 sprigs spring onions greens (or scallions)
2 sprigs spring onion whites (or scallions)
¼ cup carrots fine chopped
¼ cup peas
¼ cup sweet corn
¼ cup french beans
½ cup cabbage fine chopped
2½ cups water or vegetable stock
1 tablespoons corn flour (or 3 tbsp oats powder or 1 tbsp arrowroot powder) (optional) (refer notes)
¼ cup water (to mix with flour)
¼ teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
½ to 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon vinegar (apple cider) or lemon juice
¼ to ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes
¼ to ½ teaspoon pepper powder (crushed pepper)
1 small bay leaf optional
1Rinse the veggies thoroughly and chop them finely. You can also use a food processor.
2Chop or mince ginger and garlic.
3Heat oil in a pot.
4Fry garlic, ginger, bay leaf (optional) and spring onion whites for a minute.
5Then add all the other veggies and saute for 2 mins on a high flame to bring out the aroma.
6Pour water or stock and cook covered until the veggies are slightly tender.
7Meanwhile stir in the cornstarch in ¼ cup water.
8Pour the cornstarch mixture into the boiling vegetable soup.
9Cook stirring constantly until it turns slightly thick. It will thicken further upon cooling.
10Add pepper, salt & sugar. Stir and turn off the stove. Let it cool down a bit.
11Then add in vinegar and chilli flakes. Taste and add more salt if needed.
12Serve vegetable soup hot or warm with some hakka noodles or cheese toast.