Veg Manchow Soup Recipe

RECIPE TYPE: starter
CUISINE: indo chinese
SERVES: 2 to 3
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for the soup:
  • ¼ cup shredded cabbage
  • ¼ cup grated carrots
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup sliced or chopped mushrooms
  • ¼ cup finely chopped french beans
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion or spring onion whites
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger/adrak
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic/lahsun
  • 1 tsp finely chopped celery (optional)
  • 1 to 2 fresh red chilies or green chilies, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp rice vinegar or regular vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or add as required
  • ¼ tsp black pepper or white pepper powder, add as required
  • 3 cups water or veg stock
  • 6 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water (for a slight thicker consistency in the soup, dissolve 7 to 8 tsp corn starch in 3 tbsp water)
  • 2 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish, (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil or any other oil
  • salt as required
for the fried noodles: (optional)
  • ⅓ cup cooked noodles
  • oil for frying, as required

step by step vegetable manchow soup recipe:

1. first chop all the veggies and keep aside.
chop vegetables to make soup
2. heat oil in a wok or pan and add the chopped fresh red chilies, garlic and ginger. saute for a minute
saute ginger garlic to make soup recipe
3. then add chopped onions. saute again for a minute.
saute onions to make manchow soup
4. now add finely chopped french beans and chopped mushrooms. stir fry on a medium to high flame till the mushrooms get lightly browned from the edges.
add mushrooms - making veg manchow soup recipe
5. then add grated carrots, shredded cabbage, finely chopped capsicum/bell pepper & celery.
add vegetables to make manchow soup recipe
6. stir fry on a medium to high flame for 3 to 4 minutes. add black pepper and soy sauce. stir.
stir frying veggies to prepare veg manchow soup recipe
7. add water or veg stock to the stir fried veggies.
add veg stock - making manchow soup
8. season with salt. add less salt initially as soy sauce already has salt in it.
add salt to vegetable manchow soup recipe
9. allow the soup to come to a simmer on medium flame.
thicken the veg manchow soup recipe
10. in the meantime, if you have cooked noodles, then add them to medium hot oil for frying. this is an optional step.
noodles for manchow soup recipe
11. fry the noodles till they are crisp. drain the fried noodles on kitchen paper towels.
fried noodles for veg manchow soup recipe
12. meanwhile. make a smooth paste of the corn starch with water.
corn starch paste for vegetable manchow soup recipe
13. add the corn starch paste to the soup.
add corn starch paste to manchow soup recipe
14. stir very well and let the manchow soup thicken.
vegetable manchow soup recipe
15. lastly add rice vinegar or regular vinegar. switch off the flame. stir and check the taste. add more seasonings like salt, black pepper or soy sauce or vinegar if required.
add vinegar to veg manchow soup recipe
16. stir and serve vegetable manchow soup hot topped with fried noodles or just plain garnished with coriander leaves.