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Vegetable Hot n Sour Soup is popular soup from Indo Chinese cuisine. As the name vegetable hot n sour soup suggests the soup is spicy with heat of chili, loaded with fresh vegetables and tanginess from rice vinegar.

Veg Hot n Sour Soup Recipe | Popular Indo-Chinese Soup Recipes

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Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 75 g spring onion with greens
  • 100 g carrot small diced
  • 100 g french beans chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • ½ inch ginger piece  ½piece I used galangal
  • 2 cloves garlic optional
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon green chilli sauce/ chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour dissolved in 2water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onion greens


  • Heat the oil in a wok / pan
  • Add ginger/galangal and sliced garlic (if using) and fry for a few seconds.
  • Now add chopped onion, ginger, french beans, peas and fry for 3-4 minutes on high heat.
  • Follow it up with vegetable stock, 2 cups of water, vinegar, light soya sauce, dark soya sauce, chilli sauce, pepper and salt, mix well bring the mix to a light boil.
  • Add the cornflour dissolved into water, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  • Serve hot topped with coriander and chopped spring onion greens.
  • If you like you can top it with few deep fried noodles just before serving.