Mar 19, 2013

Chicken Meatball Soup

Last Night we thought of making some soup for dinner, since hubby had a little cough. So i thought to making a warm chicken soup for him. I ran out of chicken pieces, but had only some burger mix which made few days back and freezed it. So decided to make meatball soup with it and infuse lots of ginger and garlic in it. So i made a little medicinal kind of soup, and added lots of pepper in it. It was so filling and satisfying.

I took the mince mixture and shaped into mini meatballs. I seared them in a tsp of oil and cooked them completely. Then i dropped them in the soup. I didn't have any veggies on hand, so i added only some carrots. If you want you can add lots of veggies in this too or make it very clear soup neglecting them. Hope you will try this and let me know how it turned out.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves - 2


Oil -  1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1 tsp minced
Garlic - 2 cloves minced
Carrots - 1 small chopped finely
Water - 4 cups
Chicken stock cube - 1 piece
Soya sauce - 1 tsp
Tomato Ketchup- 1 tsp (optional)

Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Cornstarch - 1 tsp mixed with water
Lemon juice as needed

For Meatball:
Chicken mince - 1 cup
Onion - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Breadcrumbs - 3 tblspn
Salt to taste 


Take all the meatball mixture ingredients and mix well. Form into small balls. 

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in meatballs in that and sear on all sides. This will take around 8 to 10 mins. Remove this to a clean bowl.

Now add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, carrots in the same kadai and saute for a min.

Add in water, chicken stick cube and mix it well. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 5 mins.

Add in salt, pepper, soya sauce and mix well.

Now add in the meat ball and simmer for 10 mins.

Now add in cornstarch mixture and mix well. So it will get a little thick.

Squeeze in some lemon juice and switch off the flame.

Serve immediately.


Take all your ingredients
your meatball mix
Shape into small meatballs
Heat a tsp of oil
Drop the meatball in
Cook it on all sides..
Remove to a bowl
In the remaining residue
Add in some cumin seeds
Ginger, Garlic and Carrots
Saute for a min
Add in water
Drop a chicken soup cube
Bring it to a boil
Add some soy sauce
Bring it to a boil
Add meatball in
Simmer for 5 mins
Add a little cornstarch if you want the soup thick
squeeze in some lemon juice
mix well


  1. I made it! I used home made chicken stock instead of the cube and... wow, it was good. The soup is extremely flavourful, from using the stock and simmering the meatballs in it. It's a really souped-up chicken soup :D very filling. I wonder what kind of vegetables I could put in it. I only had carrots and some celery, but what would you use if you could have any veggies you wanted?

  2. @morriYou can use any veggies that you like, brocoli, zuchinni, cauliflower..

  3. Please tell me where u got the mug in which u have presented the soup!its so good

  4. @AnonymousI bought it from a shop called lynns in nagercoil

  5. thanks for your prompt reply!

  6. Hi Aarthi

    Could you please post a typical south indian chicken or mutton soup? (Nagercoil style - Not Chinese style)

    Thanks in advance

  7. im from nagercoil too. How do u mince the chicken.coz when i tried in mixie n it turned out bad.Pls tell me how to mince the meat. U r doin a real gud job by the way.

  8. @AnonymousI buy readymade frozen minced meat

  9. I made this soup and it came out very nice. thanks Aarthi...

  10. Instead of chicken soup cube block what else can I add ?

  11. Thanks.... I will sure make this...


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