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Cheesy Manchow Soup

Soups. That quintessentially popular & comforting food.
Classified mostly seasonally as Summer Soups (mostly broths) and Winter soups
(Shorbas and the filling and thick creamy ones),.there are some eternal favourites in every
family – likeTomato Soup, Cream of Corn, Veg Clear Soup and today’s Manchow
soup. Throw in some cheese and you have kids lapping up a hearty bowl of veggies
without much fuss. 

So, a simple Cheesy manchow soup that
works well both as a pre-dinner snack or as an appetiser. Addition of cheese is
optional. But as I was going easy on the Soy Sauce and other additives, cheese
more than made up for the flavour. Which is why I didnt end up with a dark
looking Manchow soup but more healthy filled with veggies. I teamed this up
with some pull apart bread and we had a fab weekend dinner. Sending this to Blogging Marathon (BM
# 26) under “Soups & Salads” theme this week. Check the fellow marathoners
here.

Prep time : 15 mins | Cook time : 15
mins | Serves : 4

Serving suggestions : Croutons / Bread
sticks / Home baked or store bought fresh bread

Difficulty level : Easy

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Ingredients:

Veggies (all mixed 2 cups in raw form)
: Finely Shredded cabbage, julienned Carrots, Finely chopped french beans.

Onions – 1 large – minced fine

Capsicum / bell pepper – 1/2 chopped
fine

Garlic – 3 to 4 pods, minced fine

Fresh grated ginger – 1/2 tsp

Green chillies – 1 or 2, adjust spice
(ignore if using green chilli sauce)

Veg Stock – 3 cups 

Olive Oil – 2 TBSP

Soya Sauce – 1/2 TBSP

Tomato Ketchup – 1 to 1.5 TBSP

Corn flour  – 1/2 TBSP (or more
depending on how thick you want the soup)

Salt – to taste

Garnish : Spring Onion greens, Grated
Cheese (I used normal processed Cheese cubes)

Additional Topping : Fried Noodles (I ran out of Noodles, so didnt add)

Method:

Wash,shred all veggies (mixed
veggies).

Bring a large soup pot or a saucepan to boil with 4 to 4 1/2 cups of
water. Add little salt and tip in the mixed veggies. Let it cook for 6 – 8 mins
till crunchy but not fully done. Strain the water – you should end up with
approx 3 cups of stock. Reserve.

In a wok, heat oil. Fry garlic, ginger
till smell disappears. now add onions and bell pepper and fry till crunchy. Add
the soya sauce, salt  & tomato ketchup. Mix well.

If using add the green chilli sauce,
else tip in the chillies and saute for 1 min.

Now add the blanched veggies and saute
for further 2-3 mins. Check for salt and spice.

Add the veg stock and let it come to
boil. 

Mix the cornflour in 1 to 2 TBSP of
water and add to thicken the soup. Let it simmer for 2-3 mins more.

Adjust spice once more

Garnish with fresh spring onion greens
and grated cheese. If using Noodles, fry a handful of Hakka Noodles in oil and top before serving.

Serve hot 🙂

27 Comments

  1. The Pumpkin Farm

    an all time fav with husband, though personally i feel this soup is not really soup in the sense of light meal, it is more than a meal packed in itself, you have added cheese to it which was i believe the missing ingredient, looks delicious

  2. runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com

    Want to slowly slurrpp this down and enjoy it!

  3. A really beautiful appetizing click, Kalyani. Love it! That cheese on top looks nice!

  4. kausers kitchen

    Slurppppp…delicious soup dear.

  5. vaishali sabnani

    love that cheesy click!…and this truly is a complete meal, n a healthy one!

  6. Slurp..literally drooling here..Looks delicious..

  7. Picture has turned out really so well Kalyani..great job…

  8. My World My Home

    Soup looks so healthy & yummy….:-)

  9. I too prepared this the other day.
    Healthy as it's full of veges.

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  10. Chef Mireille

    looks so healthy and delicious

  11. This is so healthy Kalyani and your pic makes me drool:-)

  12. Healthy one and simply cool.

  13. Priya Suresh

    Give me that bowl, definitely will keeps me warm and comfort.

  14. Nice click.. and a healthy soup.Book marked

  15. Kalyani, that sounds delicious and perfect for a cold winter's day!

  16. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Yummy! This is a one pot meal. Love the idea of using fried hakka noodles in the soup 🙂

  17. A very comforting soup indeed!

  18. Gayathri Kumar

    Very comforting bowl of soup. Loved the click with cheese on top. Looks absolutely inviting..

  19. My fav. soup, looks so inviting.

  20. Anonymous

    A certainly awesome-ly slurp-y bowl of goodness.

  21. Lovely click, Kalyani…..and a very comforting looking bowl of soup.

  22. very comforting and so good for winter!!!
    Sowmya
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  23. I love soups.. and this one looks yummy and awesome..

  24. Suma Gandlur

    A bowl of comfort.

  25. Soup looks delicious..

  26. preeti garg

    Awesome Chinese soup

  27. Corporate to Kitchen

    I love this soup & the broth texture is so good.

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