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Saturday, May 29, 2010

How to Make Chicken Soup


No two chicken soups taste the same. Depending on the ingredients, cooking style and preparation the taste differs. My Mom used to make this simple soup for us. This chicken soup is very simple to make and very nutritious.

Serves: 4, Preparation time: 35-40 minutes

400 gms Chicken (cleaned and fat removed)
2 diced Onion
1 big Tomato (diced)
1 inch Ginger (finely chopped)
6 cloves of Garlic
1 chopped Green chili
1 tsp Black pepper
1 Bay leaf
3 tsp Cornflour
1 Egg
few Lemon drops (optional)
Salt to taste
Green onions to garnish
4 cups Water

Heat butter in a pressure cooker, add bay leaf, diced onion and saute till it turns pink. Add ginger, garlic, green chilli and chicken pieces and fry for 5-6 minutes. Add salt, diced tomato and 4 cups of water. Close the lid and set over high heat to bring the pressure up. After 1st whistle reduce the heat and cook for 10 more minutes. Turn off the gas and let the pressure cooker sit for 5 minutes. For quick release method, place the cooker in the sink and run cold tap water gently over the lid until stream dissipates. You will hear the valve make a big sigh. Let the soup cool for 10-15 minutes. Now push the soup through a strainer. Remove the bones from the chicken into bite sized pieces. Now cook the soup again along with the shredded chicken for few minutes. Now add cornflour dissolved in cold water over the soup and stir gently. Pour the beaten egg in a thin stream. Stir rapidly as soon as you start pouring in the egg. To make threads, stir rapidly for at least 1 minute in the same direction. Cook for 2 minutes until the soup thickens. 
Serve hot and enjoy this homemade chicken soup with some chopped spring onions.



  1. Slurppp!!mouthwatering soup...feel like grabbing that bowl..

  2. Deepa,

    Chicken soup looks really yummy.

  3. yummy I am so drooling... want to grab it right from the screen...

  4. Tempting soup n lovely clicks..

  5. Looks never tried making chicken soup..this recipe is to keep I guess

  6. SLURPEE!!!!! Mooh mein paani aagaya.... Aur tho aur, aaj kal I'm avoiding chicken & that makes me drool more......


  7. this looks so good ,creamy n yummY!

  8. Looks so yummy, great to dip with bread....

  9. Beauuuuutiful click dear..very hot n yummy recipe.

  10. Mmmm the broth looks amazing!!

  11. Hi Deepa, hru doing? ;)

    I'm not a fan of soups except for rasam. Hehehe. Bcoz U made it, lemme get some sip now! :)

  12. The chicken soup's hot and lovely! Oh, I'd love to have some! Bookmarked!

  13. rich n tempting...perfect presentation

  14. Hey thats really simple one and very healthy too....and a good starter i feel...and the look of it is really tempting...

  15. Tats a tasty soup.....sure to please my family in this cold winter.
    Thks for sharing dear.

  16. I so badly need that soup right now.....down with cold from last couple of days....yesterday thought of making it but than dropped the idea(cooking for your ownself is not interesting when u r sick)......i guess looking at your soup is surely making me feel better,....

  17. Wow!! fabulous!!!! i wanna have some now..yummy yumm

  18. Hey Deepa
    how are you? we all fine...had a nice weekend..Awesome soup..defenitly a hit dish for chicken lovers..

  19. Beautiful presentation and very hearty soup.Perfect with fresh crusty bread,

  20. Chicken soup looks gorgeous, yummy and tempting. Lovely presentation.


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