Hot & Sour Soup

Delicious hot and sour soup does not need to be complicated. Since this Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu is a good source of protein, it works as a main dish if you double the portion size.

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Hot & Sour Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
Ingredients
  • Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  • Red onions 1/2 Medium , cut lengthwise
  • Ginger 1/2 Tablespoon , minced
  • Garlic 1/2 Tablespoon , minced
  • Red bell pepper 1/4 Medium , cut lengthwise
  • Green bell pepper 1/4 Medium , cut lengthwise
  • Carrots 1 Medium , cut lengthwise in 2-inch pieces
  • Mushrooms 4 Medium , sliced (Stems removed)
  • Vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt To Taste
  • Cabbage 1/4 Medium , cut lengthwise
  • Tofu 1/2 Cup (8 tbs), cubed (Extra firm tofu used)
  • Corn starch 2 Tablespoon (Dissolved in a little water)
FOR THE SOUP BASE
  • Vegetable stock 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  • Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Use as needed)
  • Instant noodles 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Any noodles of your choice can be used)
  • Chili sauce To Taste
  • Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  • Stir fry sauce 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt To Taste
FOR THE GARNISH
  • Spring onions
Instructions
GETTING READY
  1. 1. In a bowl dissolve the corn starch with a little water and set aside.
MAKING
  1. 2. In a pot, add the vegetable stock along with water as required and bring it to a boil.
  2. 3. Then add the noodles into the boiling broth. Also add chili sauce, soy sauce and stir fry sauce. Stir well for a minute or so and keep it uncovered for the noodles to cook adding some salt to taste.
  3. 4. Meanwhile take a frying pan, heat it with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, add the onions, minced ginger and garlic, some salt to taste, bell peppers, carrots and mushrooms. Saute on a high heat.
  4. 5. Add the vinegar and the cabbage and stir well for just about a couple of minutes on high heat to keep the vegetables crunchy. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  5. 6. Add the corn starch dissolved in water into the simmering broth and stir well bringing it to a boil.
  6. 7. Add the cubed tofu and a little more water if required. Stir and simmer for a couple of minutes more.
  7. 8. Add the stir fried vegetables and turn off the heat.
SERVING
  1. 9. Serve the hot and sour soup immediately garnished with chopped spring onions.
NOTE
  1. The tofu can be stir fried and added or can also be added as it is.