Nov 10, 2011

Hot & Sour Chicken Soup

Hot & Sour is the only soup which I order all time...We will go to a near by restaurant often and I will order this soup along with crispy fish fingers..Hmmm...This taste so awesome..I love adding egg and chicken in this soup..I love the taste of it..But if you wish you could make it entirely vegetarian..Skip the chicken and egg part in this recipe and add lots of vegetables...

I made this a while before and served it with some crispy chicken croquettes(remember the recipe)..This was our dinner that day..It rained heavily that day and soup with fried chicken croquettes made us so comforting and cozy..So with no more delay..I am giving you the step by step recipe with pictures..


Chicken-1/2 kg
Carrot – ½ cup shredded
Cabbage – ½ cup shredded
Tomato Ketchup – 1 tblspn or to taste
Soy Sauce – 1 tblspn or to taste
Vinegar – 1 tsp or to taste
Red Chilli Paste – 1 tsp or to taste
Ginger Garlic Paste-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp
Pepper to taste
Cornflour-1 tblspn mixed with some cold water
Butter -1 tblspn
Cilantro – as needed


Take some water in a sauce pan and bring that to boil..Add in the chicken and cook until it is cooked all the way through..Remove that and allow it to cool down..Chop it finely and set aside.

Now drain the stock through a fine sieve and take it in a bowl..Add red chilli paste, soy sauce, vinegar, tomato ketchup in this stock and mix well.Set this aside for a moment.

Now melt some butter in a sauce pan..Add in ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 min.

Add in carrot and cabbage and mix well..Cook this for 5 mins.

Pour the stock over the veggies and mix well.

Season with salt and sugar and mix well..

Now add in the chicken pieces and mix well..Simmer this for 10 mins..

Add in the cornflour slurry slowly in this and keep mixing until the soup thickens..

Drizzle in one beaten egg and mix well..Off the flame immediately..

Garnish with fresh cilantro and mix well.

Serve hot..


Take all your ingrediants
poach chicken in water
cook untill done
remove and let it cool a bit
chop in to small pieces
remove and set aside
now take the stock and drain it
add all sauce into the stock
all mixed in
melt some butter
add in ginger and garlic paste and veggies
and saute well
pour the stock in
season with salt  and pepper
add in some sugar too..
bring this to a boil
add in chopped chicken ...Cook for 10 min...
Pour in the corn flour slurry
Beat a egg untill mixed
pour the egg over the soup
and mix well
garnish with cilantro
and serve
You could add sauces according to your taste..


  1. My favorite soup. You made it look so simple and delicious. Will definitely try this recipe :)

  2. Filling and delicious soup..yummy

  3. Lovely looking soup. Excellent preparation .

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. A fantastic soup for cold days.

  5. Oh I love hot and sour soup ... I order it every time I go to a Chinese restaurant, but I've never tried to make it! Thank you for the step by step instructions to make it :)

  6. aarthi! this looks delish! I am planning something similar for tonight - weird huh?

    thanks for stopping by :) Hope to see more of you!



  7. Chicken soup looks mouthwatery!!!

  8. Dear Aarthi, I followed along every step of the way in your directions. I would just love this soup. It something I would just adore. Blessings, Catherine xo

  9. WOW. Comfort food. i love it. bookmarked

  10. other than ohhh and ahhhs nothing is coming out of me.!!!! YUMMY.!!! and love your pics.

  11. perfect soothing soup for a rainy day

  12. Thank you for this recipe.I sure would like to try next time I make chicken soup:)

  13. Nice recipe...Very well explained...

  14. I love hot & sour soup. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Hi Aarthi,
    Though this recipe doesn't use chicken broth I hv some at home and now I know how to make use of it...that soup looks very tempting n there's nothing better than a nice bowl of hot soup during this cold weather.

    Thanks a lot for visiting my space and I am a regular visitor of your blog and I love and admire the time and patience you put to take the step by step pics :)

    See you again..

  16. Mmmm...really a hot n sour soup...wonderful recipe !!

  17. this is really very different type of chicken soup!!looks yummy!

  18. I love hot and sour soup~ this looks delicious.

  19. Refreshing and perfect soup..

  20. This sounds delicious! I always wondered what was in hot and sour soup! Now I will be happy to order it when we're out at an appropriate restaurant - AND I can make it!

  21. your step by step pics are killing me! :)

  22. Wat a droolworthy and tempting soup, fabulous soup for chilled weather..

  23. perfect soup,sounds so delicious.

  24. delicious chicken soup thanks for ur comments in my blog

  25. that bowl of hot and sour chicken soup is wht I crave for the cozy evenings in CBE Aarti..send me a bowl:D

  26. What's chilli paste ? And it looks awesome can't wait to try it !

  27. @AnonymousIt is just ground dry chilli with some water or vinegar. Will share that recipe soon.

  28. Its poach ,not pouch..

  29. Can u please tell me what is red chilli paste

  30. @AnonymousIt is dry red chillies which is soaked in hot water and ground to a paste

  31. Nice. Can u pls update veg. Hot n sour soup

  32. Brilliant photographs! wow....lovely n delicious .it tastes yummy too!
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  33. I tried this couple of week back, it came perfect.. all your recipes are good, your pictorial in all recipes is the highligh. Pictures makes me Clear.. Thanks a lot.

  34. Hi aarthi, i made this soup in a big pot with 1.5 kg chicken. Got a bit generous with the sauces snd i thought i addded too much vinegar. But my husband totally loved it. Thank you so much for all your recipes. I only recently stumbled into your website and i should admit that i m addicted to it. Every day i visit it and for almost every dish that i make now, i refer your recipe. your simplified steps and pictures inspire me to cook more. God bless you!

  35. Hi Aarthi....can you plz post the recipe for red chilli paste wch u have used in this soup...TIA

  36. @shiney rosariohere is the link

  37. 11, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Hi, tried it for the second time today. It has become family favourite. Thank u

  38. This blog is looking repository of food and found here every kind of food. it looks beautiful and superb in taste.share more recipe with better information resturent menu order

  39. Awesome, love your blog it is so easy and helpful. Thank you for sharing such good recipes and making cooking fun.

  40. Tried this. Soup was just awesome. Thank u.


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