Veg manchow soup recipe (Indo-chinese) | How to make manchow soup
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Veg manchow soup recipe

This is one of the most popular soup recipes from Indo-chinese cuisine.
Course Soup
Cuisine Indo Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 137kcal
Author Kanan


  • 1 tablespoon Corn flour (corn starch) dissolved in ¼ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Spring onion (green onion or scallion) White part, chopped finely
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Ginger chopped finely
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Garlic chopped finely
  • 1 Green chili chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon Celery chopped finely
  • ¼ cup Cabbage chopped finely
  • ¼ cup Carrot chopped finely
  • ¼ cup Capsicum (Green bell pepper) chopped finely
  • ¼ cup Green beans (French beans) chopped finely
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper powder or to taste
  • 2 cups Vegetable stock or water
  • 2-3 teaspoons Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon White distilled vinegar
  • ½ cup Fried noodles
  • Spring onion (green onion or scallion) Green stalks, chopped finely for garnishing



  • First we need to make fried noodles which will go on top as a garnishing at the end.
  • This needs to be pre-planned, as boiled noodles will require some time to dry-out.
  • Then deep fried in the oil. You can find the recipe for fried noodles link below.
  • So while the noodles are drying, make the soup. While soup is simmering, fry the noodles.
  • Now make cornstarch slurry. Take cornstarch in a small bowl.
  • Make smooth paste by adding ¼ cup of water. Keep it aside till needed.
  • Also prep all the veggies and rest of the ingredients.

Making veg manchow soup recipe:

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add chopped ginger, garlic, green chili, celery and green onions. Saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Then add all chopped veggies. Mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add salt and pepper, stir well.
  • Add vegetable stock or water. Let it come to a boil.
  • Once it starts boiling, let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Then add cornstarch mixture. Before adding it into soup, do stir once.
  • Mix well and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes or till soup thickens slightly.
  • Now add soy sauce and vinegar. Mix well and cook for a minute only.
  • Then turn off the stove.
  • Remove the soup in individual serving bowl. Add fried noodles.
  • Lastly garnish with chopped spring onion greens.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.6g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1629mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 5.7g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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