Monsoon season and gloomy days call for some hot soup! While my personal favourite soup is manchow, I like switching to other one’s time to time for that much-needed taste change. And the one soup I can never get tired of having is sweet corn soup. If you feel the same way for it then it’s a good idea to also learn how to make it at home, right? Our girl Vidhi Doshi a.k.a @ramenhairedgirl sent across her recipe for restaurant-style sweet corn soup. Scroll down to read it.
3/4 cup sweet corn + 1/4 cup sweet corn
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp grated garlic
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp finely chopped celery
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion whites
1/3 cup finely chopped carrots
1/3 cup finely chopped green beans
2 tsp cornflour
Step 1: Take 3/4 cup of the corn and coarsely crush it, or make a paste of it in a blender. Then keep it aside.
Step 2: In a large pan, heat the sesame oil and add ginger and garlic to it. Sauté this for about 1 minute.
Step 3: Then add the celery and onion whites and sauté these for another 2 minutes. Make sure this doesn’t burn or brown. You can cook it on a slow flame.
Step 4: Now add all the vegetables—carrots, green beans, and remaining corn. Mix well and sauté this for about 2 minutes.
Step 5: Now add the crushed corn and sauté this for another 2 minutes. Keep stirring frequently because this will start sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Step 6: Now add 3 1/2 cups of water, salt to taste and let it come to a boil. Once it boils, lower the flame and simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the spring onion greens and simmer for 5 more minutes till the vegetables are cooked but still maintain a slight crunch.
Step 7: Mix the cornflour in 1/4 cup of water and while stirring add it to the soup. Mix well and let it boil till the soup thickens slightly. At this point, you can even add 1/4 tsp of vinegar but it is completely optional.
Step 8: Garnish with more spring onion greens and serve hot!
I think I just heard my stomach grumble. Surprise your family and your bank account by trying this recipe out the next time you’re craving for some sweet corn soup!
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