Chunky Vegetable Soup

I am writing this post from inside a box. The house is full of them and there are stuff all around. The daughter finds it highly amusing and is jumping in and out of the boxes and falling into piles of clothes. I have 50 boxes and I am just half way through and most of the storage space seems full. I have to get creative with storage and also throw some stuff out, much as I don’t want to.

Something like this soup. I kind of threw most vegetables I found in the fridge into the saucepan and voila, souped it! This is not my usual kind of soup – the smooth, slurp-y blended type. It is simply lot of vegetable in broth seasoned with vinegar and soy sauce but it is delicious not to mention easy, if you find chopping vegetables therapeutic.

Serves 3

Recipe adapted from here.


Paneer                          100 gms

Olive oil                        1-2 tsp

Mixed vegetables*     1 1/4 cup

Vegetable Stock         2 cups

Vinegar                          2 tsp

Soy sauce                       1/2 tsp

Cornflour paste of 1 tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tbsp of water


*I used carrot, cabbage, mushroom, capsicum and spring onions finely chopped


  • Heat oil and fry the paneer for 4-5 minutes on low flame. Set aside
  • In a large saucepan, combine the finely chopped vegetables and vegetable stock and allow it to come to a boil
  • Simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes or till the vegetables are crisp tender
  • Add the paneer and vinegar and get it to boiling point again
  • Add the cornflour paste slowly while constantly stirring the soup till the soup thickens
  • Take it off the heat and add the soy sauce
  • Enjoy!

This is my post for the September Cooking Carnival under the theme – Soups

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Priya Suresh says:

    Prefect soup, my kind of soup.. Just love it with some crusty bread slices.

  2. srividhya says:

    very filling and yummy. 🙂

  3. usha says:

    Haha, I don’t find chopping vegetables therapeutic 🙁 but the soup looks filling with all those veggies. Good luck unpacking the boxes!!

  4. I like this type of soup so much. It is quite filling and makes a complete meal with some bread..

  5. Wow! Unpacking is a chore. Good luck with it. The soup looks fantastic!

  6. Suja Ram says:

    Thats a wholesome soup. Love the chunky veggies.

  7. That is a hearty soup!

  8. The soup is so full with vegetables! Would love to devour this one 🙂

  9. Love the soup but my girls will definitely find faults in it as they can see the veggies. Definitely a soup for when they are not there. Hubs I will like it.

  10. Kalyani says:

    I find both chopping veggies and baking very therapeutic ! this soup in puree form though might be a hit with my lil one who’s getting a bit fussy with her veggies 😀

  11. Suma Gandlur says:

    Paneer is an unusual addition to the vegetable clear soup.

  12. Pavani says:

    Unpacking is definitely not the most enjoyable thing to do that too with a kid in tow. Good luck with that Sowmya. Vegetable soup looks hearty and delicious.

  13. ohh, hope you are out of the boxes by this time!!! soup looks very hearty and healthy!!!

  14. That is the kind of soup my family loves. Noice one.

  15. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Please you can eat how much ever of that yourself..I am not for such healthy stuff..hehehe…nice to know your boxes..hope you are cleared now..

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