Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Hot and sour soup
All of us will want to have some thing hot and spicy on a cold freezy day. Here is a recipe of a soup which we can have on a any day. Its a blend of spicy as well as sour tastes with some veggies in it to munch with.
Water - 6 cups
Bamboo shoots - 1/2 cup sliced into strips
Bean sprouts -1/2 cup
Tofu -1 cup thinly chopped
Chilly flakes - 1 tsp
red chilly paste - 1 tsp ( optional)
Pepper powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Soya sauce - 4 tsp
Granulated sugar- 2tsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Corn starch - 2 tsp stirred in 1/2 cup of water
ginger - 1 tsp minced into a paste
Vinegar - 2 tsp
1.Take 6 cups of water in a large vessel and bring to a boil.
2.Now add mushrooms, bamboo shoots saute, then add vinegar,soya sauce, olive oil to it and again bring to a boil.
3.Add salt ,pepper chilly flakes .granulated sugar and bring to a boil again. Then simmer and add the corn starch dissolved in water slowly to the soup by stirring constantly.
4.Simmer and boil for about 10 minutes.
5.Garnish with freshly cut green onions.