Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

by Rachna
hot and sour soup recipe

Soups are a favourite meal of mine. They are fresh, warm and can be easily made a hearty or light meal of. One of my favourite soups since childhood is hot and sour soup. This is made in Indo-Chinese style and is slurpworthy. Hot and sour vegetarian soup can easily be turned into Hot and Sour chicken soup by adding some boiled or grilled chicken to it.

Here is my recipe of this wonderful soup:

hot and sour soup recipe

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This delicious hot and sour vegetarian soup is perfect for all seasons. Brimming with the goodness of fresh and crunchy veggies, it is light and can be had at any time of the day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Accompaniment | Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine Chinese, Indian Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 156 kcal


  • 2 cups fresh vegetables Use beans, cabbage, green capsicum or red and yellow peppers, mushroom, zucchini, carrots, broccoli
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 5-6 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. red chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups veg stock or water
  • 1 tbsp. green onion finely sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp. pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. cornflour dissolved in water
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves chopped


  • Heat oil in a pan. Lightly saute onion, garlic and ginger for about 2 minutes. N
  • Now add the chopped vegetables. You can pre-boil them or use them raw and cook them. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, chilli sauce and veg stock. Let it come to a boil and simmer for another 7-8 minutes. 
  • Add sugar, pepper powder, salt to taste. Taste and adjust seasoning. Now add cornflour water slurry and cook for a minute more to let the soup thicken.
  • Add vinegar and take it off the stove. Mix well. Serve hot and sour veg soup garnished with coriander leaves.


  1. You can use any combination of vegetables depending upon what you have at hand. Corn and peas are also good to use.
  2. To make hot and sour chicken soup, add shredded and boiled or grilled chicken bits along with the sauces and cook as per the recipe. You may also use prawn or fish, but do add it towards the end so that it is not overcooked.
  3. You can add paneer or tofu to the soup to make it more protein rich.
  4. Use the sauces as per your taste. If you prefer mild, cut down on chilli sauce.
  5. You can avoid cornflour slurry if you don't like your soup to be thickened.
  6. Cut the vegetables uniformly and thinly so that they cook evenly.
  7. I prefer my veggies to stay crunchy instead of being overcooked and mushy.


Nutrition Facts
Hot and Sour Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 1768mg77%
Potassium 436mg12%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 6145IU123%
Vitamin C 33.7mg41%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tried this recipe?Let me know on Instagram @rachna.parmar or tag #rachnacooks
Check out our Food videos Subscribe to our Food channel for recipe videos

So this is what is hot and sour soup when made home style.

hot and sour soup

If you liked this recipe, do let me know.

Also share with your friends.

Also try

Tomato and carrot soup 

High Protein Kollu Soup for weightloss

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Delicious Potato and Leek soup

Pin This

hot & sour soup

Do follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more such healthy and easy cooking recipes.

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe in Hindi

Facebook Comments

You may also like


Anshu Bhojnagarwala -

Rachna that’s an beautiful bowl of soup. Even the recipe isis doable for someone like me. Let me it and give you a shout out.

the bespectacled mother -

I am riding high on the soups these days. I have already made the tomato-beet root-carrot soup twice according to your recipe and it turned out well both the times. Now this is a miracle for me to get a dish right two times in a row. So what if someone might say “soup hi to tha, rocket science to nahin”. And then I made spinach soup which was akin to launching a rocket and failing at it 😀 I am still looking for celery soup and I know I will get it right only when you make an easy recipe out for it 🙂

Rachna -

hehe That made me feel happy, Anamika. I am so glad that the soup turned out good for you. Don’t worry about others who feel it is just a soup. That requires precision as well. 🙂
I don’t really get celery easily here hence haven’t tried making soup with it. Let’s see if I can source it to come up with a recipe for you.

Rajlakshmi -

This looks absolutely delightful. Oh my I want a bowl right now. Definitely gonna try it. Do you prefer any specific kind of soya sauce – dark, thick or tamari?

Rachna -

I prefer the dark one, Raj! Do let me know how you liked the soup. 🙂


Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating