Veg Manchow Soup Recipe | How to make Vegetable Manchow Soup [Video]

Veg Manchow Soup Recipe with step by step video instructions. Veg Manchow Soup is a popular Indian-Chinese soup that is hot and sour and topped with crispy noodles. Vegetable Manchow soup is spicy and sour and full of vegetables like carrots, capsicum, beans, and cabbage. 

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Vegetable Manchow Soup

Happy New Year Guys!! 

This is my first recipe of 2021 and I am really excited to share it with you guys, coz, it is kinda my favorite soup. If Manchow soup is on the menu, you can be assured I am going to order it. I remember a lot of my college days, just chugging on this soup for dinner followed by different main courses, but the soup was always the Veg Manchow. 

What is Manchow Soup?

Manchow Soup is a hot and spicy soup that falls into the category of Indian-Chinese cuisine. Manchow Soup is usually made by boiling finely chopped vegetables such as cabbage, capsicum, carrots in water or broth and then flavoring the soup with soy sauce and garlic. The soup is thickened using cornflour or flour. Manchow Soup is always topped with crispy deep-fried noodles, and it is this that sets it apart from the Hot and Sour soup, which has almost the same base. Manchow Soup is made with chicken too.

Vegetable Manchow Soup

Making the Veg Manchow Soup...

Unlike soups that need hours of simmering, this one is almost an instant soup. Vegetables used here are very quick cooking and are generally chopped really fine so they cook even quicker. We have used carrots, beans, cabbage, spring onions and capsicum. You can add Tofu or Mushrooms too for added flavor.

To build the base of the soup, ginger garlic and green chillies are sauteed in oil before adding the other vegetables and frying. Soy sauce and water is added and the soup is simmered until the vegetables reach the desired texture. The vegetables should have a crunch or bite in them, they should not be completely cooked. Then a slurry of cornflour or maida (all purpose flour) is added to thicken the soup. The soup is topped with crispy noodles just before serving.

We made the crispy noodles at home too, but you can use store bought crispy noodles too. To make the crispy noodles, we boiled hakka noodles and then deep fried them. You can use any noodles you have available at home, like instant noodles or spaghetti to make the crispy noodles.

Always make extra crispy noodles, they taste so great!!!

Vegetable Manchow Soup

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Veg Manchow Soup Recipe | How to make Vegetable Manchow Soup

Vegetable Manchow Soup Veg Manchow Soup is a popular Indian-Chinese soup that is hot and sour and topped with crispy noodles.

Recipe Type:  Soup
Cuisine:            Indian-Chinese
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     60 minutes
Total time:     1 Hour 15 Mins
Yield:                Serves 2-3


For the crispy noodles:

0.5 Packet Hakka Noodles
Oil to fry
Water as required

For the soup:

1 Tbsp Ginger, grated
1-2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Garlic, finely chopped
1 cup Spring Onions, chopped
1 cup Cabbage, finely shredded
8-10 Beans, finely chopped
1 Carrot, finely chopped
0.5 Capsicum, chopped
2-3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp White Vinegar (Optional)
2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour or Cornflour
1 Litre Water or vegetable broth
2-3 Tbsp Oil
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste


To make the crispy noodles:

1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add in the noodles. Boil until the noodles are just cooked, do not overcook the noodles.
2. Drain the noodles and rinse them. Keep it aside for 5-10 minutes to drain completely.
3. Heat oil in a kadhai for deep frying.
4. Add the noodles in batches to the oil and fry until golden and crispy. Keep aside until serving.

To make the Soup:

5. Heat Oil in large kadhai or wok and add in the ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute until fragrant.
6. Add the spring onions and saute until slightly softened.
7. Add the shredded cabbage, finely chopped beans and carrots and fry until the vegetables are slightly soft.
8. Add the chopped capsicum and saute for 1 minute.
9. Add the soy sauce, pepper and vinegar (if using) and mix well. Then add the water or vegetable broth and boil for 5-6 minutes.
10. Adjust the salt, pepper and/or the soy sauce and vinegar to taste. You can also add chilli sauce if you want it spicier.
11. Take the flour (maida or cornflour) in a small bowl and add a few tablespoons of water and mix well to remove any lumps.
12. Add the slurry to the soup and boil until the soup thickens.
13. Serve the soup hot and top with the crispy noodles while serving.

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