Sweet Corn Soup

   
When planning my trip to India, I made several lists. Things to take, things to buy, places to visit and so on. One list was all about food, dishes I had to have, some homemade and some from my favorite restaurants. I was able to satisfy all of my cravings, except one. That was the Sweet Corn Chicken Soup from Mainland China. I just love the soup they serve there and the quantity, really satisfies you.
I'm not a big fan of soups, especially the kind in which you puree vegetables, reminds me of baby food and really puts me off. But I love the chinese soups served in Indian restaurants, Hot and Sour, Manchow Soup and Sweet Corn Soup. Very often I make a big pot of soup for dinner, with a lot of vegetables and chicken. A big bowl of that, and you wont need anything else.


Sweet Corn Soup



Ingredients:
15 oz can sweet corn, cream style
5 cups vegetable/ chicken stock
1 big carrot, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup green beans, chopped fine
2 stalks spring onions, whites and greens separated
1/2 tsp pepper powder or to taste
salt to taste
3 tbs cornflour, dissolved in some cold water
1 egg, beaten ( optional )
1 rottisserie chicken breast, cut into small cubes                      

Method:
Bring the vegetable/ chicken stock to a boil in a big vessel. Add the sweet corn, spring onion whites, carrot, beans, chicken (if using) salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the dissolved cornflour. Stir for about 30 seconds. Check the seasonings. I don't like to add too much pepper as I like my soup to taste slightly sweet. Beat the egg lightly with a fork, and add it to the soup in a slow drizzle, stirring constantly. Garnish with the spring onion greens and serve hot.

17 comments:

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  2. bookmarking this ...looks yummy.

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  3. healthy n colourful soup...my daugh's favourite!!

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  4. it is def soup weather ere and although im not a big fan of soups, the sweet corn chicken soup can be squeezed in :)

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  5. Super comforting soup,prefect for chilled and rainy days.

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  6. This is oneof my favourite soup and this is the first soup i have ever had in my life when i was living in India.

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  7. Wow...thats so refreshing soup...I luv anything with corn

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  8. Warm and comforting soup...looks scrumptious...

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  9. This looks really delicious..I should try this as soon as possible.thanks for the recipe dear..Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..

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  10. looks so yum n makes me hungry...love it !!!

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  11. I got to try this one, never tried at home!

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  12. lovely combo of flavors..can have at any time..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  13. Ah sweet corn soup! It was probably the soup I most ordered at Indian Chinese restaurants. Your soup and presentation look so authentic and perfect.

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  14. warm and comforting...jus loooove sweet corn soup...

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  15. Warming and Comforting Soup this Winter Season. Wow!,deliciously done and well presented.Classic recipe!.Luv it.

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