Easy Hot and Sour Soup

Sarika Chauhan's picture

Aug. 08, 2013

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup is among the most ordered dish in any restaurant. Try this easy and healthy recipe at your home and give a nice treat to your family.


Oil 1 Teaspoon
Green chili 1 , slitted
Garlic 1 Teaspoon , finely chopped
Sugar 1/4 Teaspoon
Carrot 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Cabbage 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Onions 1 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Green bell pepper 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Mushrooms 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Water 3 Cup (48 tbs) (reserve 2 tbsp. for the corn starch slurry)
Corn starch 1 Tablespoon
Fresh lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Low sodium soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
Salt and pepper To Taste



1. In a deep pan, heat the oil and add in the slit green chili. When it changes the color, take it out and discard the chilli.

2. Add in the garlic and sugar and sauté for a while. Followed by all the veggies, sauté for a minute and pour in the water. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes on low heat.

3. Meanwhile in a small bowl, mix together water and corn starch.

4. Pour in the slurry into the soup and mix well. Simmer for another 2 minutes on high heat.

5. Season with low sodium soy sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well and immediately turn off the stove.


6. If you wish you can garnish the soup with green onions and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 40Calories from Fat 12

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.5%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 164 mg6.83%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 1 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet