Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup

Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup

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Our manchow soup recipe is a vegetable manchow soup, an Indo-Chinese manchow soup which is hot and spicy . It is famously served an Indian street food. It comes under the category of a thick soup, cornflour is used as the thickening agent.

In veg manchow soup plenty of finely chopped veggies are simmered in a broth which contains generous helpings of ginger, garlic and mint. All these flavours make this manchow soup very refreshing-which is why it is a popular soup. The aromas of ginger, mint and garlic truly awaken your senses. Delicious!

manchow soup is made with variety of veggies, sauces and vegetable stock which enhances the taste of the soup and makes it taste even better. Here, we have used vegetable stock to prepare the manchow soup, you can also skip it and simply make it using water. But we would recommend you to use vegetable stock, as it will give a good flavor to the veg manchow soup and make it taste even delicious. Also, vegetable stock can be made in advance and you can even store it for up to 3 months.

This Indo-Chinese manchow soup is filling and delicious, you can simply make it on a cold evening and enjoy it as an evening snack. vegetable manchow soup is easy to make, the preparation and chopping might take a while but the procedure of getting it ready to relish can be done super quickly.

I usually make vegetable manchow soup along Chinese main course dishes like veg hakka noodles or veg fried rice, which makes it a complete meal. Make sure to serve the soup hot and immediately. If serving later then reheat the soup. Pour the Manchow soup into serving bowls and top with crispy fried noodles. Crispy fried noodles have to be added just before eating or else they will turn soggy.

Some more popular Chinese Soups - Hot and Sour Soup , Mein Chow Soup , Steam Boat Soup and Sweet Corn and Vegetable Soup.

Learn to make manchow soup recipe | veg manchow soup | vegetable manchow soup | Indo-Chinese manchow soup | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.

Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup recipe - How to make Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Vegetable Stock
1/2 cup roughly chopped cabbage
1/2 cup roughly chopped carrot
1/4 cup chopped celery (ajmoda)
2 tbsp chopped spring onions
3 to 4 cauliflower florets

For The Manchow Soup
4 cups vegetable stock
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp finely chopped cabbage
2 tbsp finely chopped cauliflower
2 tbsp finely chopped capsicum
2 tbsp finely chopped carrot
2 tbsp finely chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves (phudina)
1/2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1/2 cup water
salt to taste
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp black peppercorns (kalimirch) powder

For The Topping
fried noodles

Method
For the vegetable stock

    For the vegetable stock
  1. Heat 6 cups of water in a kadhai, add all the vegetables and boil on a medium flame for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow the vegetables to settle at the bottom of the vessel and pour out the stock. Discard the vegetables and keep aside.

For the manchow soup

    For the manchow soup
  1. To make manchow soup, heat the oil in a wok / kadhai on a high flame till it smokes.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots and sauté on a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, mint leaves and coriander, mix well and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the vegetable stock, mix well and cook on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the salt, soya sauce, mix well and cook on a high flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the prepared cornflour-water mixture, mix well and cook on a high flame for 2 to 3 more minutes, while stirring continuously.
  8. Add the pepper powder and mix well.
  9. Serve the manchow soup immediately topped with fried noodles.
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For the clear vegetable stock

  1. For the Clear Vegetable Stock of manchow soup recipe | veg manchow soup | vegetable manchow soup | Indo-Chinese manchow soup | scrub the vegetables and wash them to remove any dirt.
  2. Chop all the vegetables and keep them ready. There is no need to chop the vegetables finely or accurately as you just need to simmer them till they leach out all the flavor. Remember the greater the surface area, the more quickly vegetables will yield their flavor. Many people do not even peel the vegetables before chopping, that is your personal preference.
  3. Boil 6 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan. The pan/ pot must be big enough to hold all the vegetables plus a few extra inches of water.
  4. Add the cauliflower. There is no need to be so specific about the vegetables you add. Onions, carrots and celery give the basic vegetable stock a great base flavor, and you can combine them with whatever is easily available like garlic, mushrooms, corn cobs, bell peppers or fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, parsley and leek. Starchy vegetables like potatoes and turnips will make for a cloudy vegetable stock so try to avoid them.
  5. Add the carrots. You can add any amount of vegetables but, just  make sure to have a roughly equal portion of each so the resulting stock will have a balanced flavor.
  6. Add the cabbage to the Clear Vegetable Stock.
  7. Add the celery. This is like a crucial flavoring agent to any stock recipe.
  8. Finally add the spring onions to the Clear Vegetable Stock.
  9. Boil on a high flame for 20 minutes. If you have time, you can simmer the vegetables on a really slow flame for about  30-45 minutes. The flavor will deepen the longer you cook.
  10. Strain the water using a strainer or colander and discard the vegetables of the Clear Vegetable Stock.
  11. Use as required. The basic clear vegetable stock can be made ahead of time. Let it cool completely, then cover and chill, or freeze for up to 3 months.

For the cornflour-slurry

  1. To thicken the Manchow soup, we would require a cornflour slurry. In a small bowl take 2 tbsp of cornflour.
  2. Add ½ cup of water.
  3. Whisk well and keep aside.

How to make Manchow soup

  1. To make the manchow soup | veg manchow soup | vegetable manchow soup | Indo-Chinese manchow soup | assemble all the ingredients, measure and keep them ready.
  2. To prepare the Chinese manchow soup, heat the oil in a wok / kadhai on a high flame till it smokes. A wok helps in distribution of heat evenly and the huge circumference helps in easy hand movement while stirring hence, it is suggested in Indo-Chinese cooking when the vegetables are generally sauteed on high heat. Also, we have made use of vegetable oil for the Manchow soup recipe but, you can use chilli oil or sesame oil to make the Indo-Chinese manchow soup more flavorful.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic.
  4. Add the ginger.
  5. Add green chilies and sauté on high flame for a few seconds or till the raw smell goes away. These aromatics are the main ingredients to get a tongue-tickling manchow soup. You can add more or less as per your preference but ensure they are finely chopped to get a pleasant mouthfeel.
  6. Add the cabbage. It can be replaced with purple cabbage.
  7. Add cauliflower. Clean and chop the cauliflower well to get rid of the hidden worms.
  8. Add capsicum. To make the Manchow soup more colorful, you can also add bell peppers.
  9. Add carrots. You can basically add any vegetables of your choice. Apart from the vegetables mentioned here, I even add mushrooms, French beans, baby corn to my veg manchow soup recipe.
  10. Sauté on high flame for 1 to 2 minutes. The vegetables need to retain their crunch and colour hence, do not overcook them.
  11. Add the tomatoes. To make the soup more nutritious, you can even toss in some paneer or tofu cubes.
  12. Add mint leaves. While pudina gives a refreshing taste to the Manchow soup, many people would dislike it. If you are one of them then swap mint with spring onion greens.
  13. Add coriander.
  14. Mix well and sauté on high flame for 1 minute.
  15. Add the prepared vegetable stock.
  16. Mix well and cook on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  17. Add the salt.
  18. Add soya sauce. If you are a spicy food lover then at this stage you can even add chilli sauce and make the manchow soup more zingy.
  19. Mix well and cook on a high flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  20. Stir and add the prepared corn flour-water mixture. The soup must be bubbling hot when you are about to add the corn-flour slurry or else it won’t thicken.
  21. Mix well and cook on a high flame for 2 to 3 more minutes, while stirring continuously. If the soup has not reached your desired level of thickness then add more cornflour slurry and if it has thicken a lot, add water and adjust the consistency.
  22. Add the pepper powder.
  23. Mix well and our manchow soup | veg manchow soup | vegetable manchow soup | Indo-Chinese manchow soup | is ready.
  24. Ideally the soup must be eaten immediately. If serving later then reheat the soup. Pour the manchow soup | veg manchow soup | vegetable manchow soup | Indo-Chinese manchow soup | into serving bowls and top with fried noodles. Crispy fried noodles have to be added just before eating or else they will turn soggy. Our website has a detailed recipe with step by step photos of fried noodles, you can refer this recipe of and make some at home.
  25. Here a list of some all-time famous Chinese vegetable soups that you might enjoy : Hot and Sour Soup, Vegetable and Noodle Soup, Sweet Corn Soup.

Reviews

Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
 on 01 Feb 20 09:43 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
03 Feb 20 05:00 PM
   Thank you for your feedback. Happy cooking!
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
 on 13 Jan 20 01:38 PM
5

I tried this soup. It has perfect balance of flavors.
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
 on 25 Nov 19 06:16 AM
5

Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
 on 05 Sep 19 09:37 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
05 Sep 19 09:49 AM
   Khyati, thanks for the feedback.
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
 on 14 Mar 19 08:08 PM
5

it tasted like the original mamchow soup. easy to follow.
Tarla Dalal
18 Mar 19 02:20 PM
   Great to know that. Do keep trying more and more recipes and share you feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
 on 08 Nov 18 12:32 PM
5

Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
 on 13 May 17 02:57 PM
5

I always preferd rrecipes it was superb
Tarla Dalal
15 May 17 09:15 AM
   Really glad to hear that Preeti. Do keep trying more and more recipes and share you feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
 on 13 May 17 02:51 PM
5

Soup was delicious
Tarla Dalal
15 May 17 09:18 AM
   Great to know that Preeti... Do keep trying more and more recipes and share you feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
 on 22 Dec 16 06:03 PM
5

its fantastico maam exectly what u have taught thank u everyone in my family enjoyed it a lot
Tarla Dalal
23 Dec 16 08:29 AM
   Hi Sapna, We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
 on 11 Dec 16 07:35 PM
5

I have tried the recipe..that was so perfect and tempting... thanks tarla g..
Tarla Dalal
12 Dec 16 04:14 PM
   Hi Renu, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy cooking !!
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