SWEET AND SOUR NOODLE SOUP



The temperature is still in the 30s and 40s for us here. Many of my friends like me feel like we’ve had enough of winter and snow. We are all waiting for spring and warm temperatures :) I still continue making soups for dinner. Soup is turning into sort of comfort food for us these days. Most of time, our dinner will be some of kind of soup and garlic bread. For those of who feel garlic bread is high in fat, you can make your own garlic bread with whole wheat Italian loaf or any crusty bread and low fat butter like Smart Balance or Promise Activ. I usually mix some garlic powder or garlic paste with Promise Activ butter and smear it over the bread and toast them for 10 minutes in the oven. This is so good with soup. Sometimes instead of making garlic bread, we used to dip the toasted plain bread in garlic-flavored olive or canola oil and have them with soup. A real treat for garlic lovers like us!


INGREDIENTS:

1. Whole wheat noodle rolls, 2. (or whole wheat spaghetti).

2. Small red onion, 1.

3. Mixed vegetables like cabbage, carrots, and peas, 1 cup.

4. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.

5. Soya sauce, 1 tablespoon.

6. Corn starch, 1 teaspoon.

7. Salt and pepper as per taste.

8. Honey or agave nectar, 1 teaspoon.

9. Chili sauce, ½ teaspoon. I used a regular Chinese chili sauce, it has some chili flakes in it. (can be increased according to taste).

10. Any dried herbs of choice, 1/2 teaspoon.


PREPARATION:

Dice the onions and other vegetables finely. Heat a pot with some oil. Add the onions and sauté for a few minutes once the oil turns oil. When the onions are translucent, add the ginger-garlic paste and the vegetables and sauté for a few more minutes. Mix the corn starch with ½ cup of water and add it the soup. Then add 4 cups of water along with the sauces, honey, dried herbs, salt, and pepper and let it come to a boil. Once the soup comes to a boil, add the noodles and let it cook for a few more minutes until the noodles are done (cooking times for the noodles varies according to package instructions) and serve hot.

40 comments:

Asha said...

Looks yummy, love the spicy sauce.

Rachana Kothari said...

Whata yummy, wholesome and comforting Soup! I love garlic bread:)

Nithu Bala said...

Very comforting soup..nice recipe Dear..will try soon..

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Pari said...

Nice spicy one dear and I am very fond of garlic bread.

PALATABLE said...

Simple yet tasty noodle, thanks for sharing....

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Subhashini said...

Perpect one

Deepa G Joshi said...

Lovely recipe. Looks wonderful..sure will give it a try.

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Gulmohar said...

I just can't wait for the Spring :-)I too love garlic bread with soup..this looks scrumptious, Gita !

Sushma Mallya said...

delicious soup, i too love adding noodles to the soup at times...

kitchen queen said...

healthy refreshing and an appetising soup.

Suparna said...

hey gita,
nice recipes in the previous two posts liked the whole wheat coriander naan, I'll try it some time as I hesitate to make the regular maida naan :)
The sweet and sour noodle soup looks comforting and well presented \
TC

Priya said...

Slurpppp!! i want this fantastic noodle soup...

Sarah Naveen said...

Yummy yumm soup..perfect for the weather here..

Vrinda said...

Nice n comforting soup...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Noodle soup looks insanely good.

Padma said...

Very filling soup... perfect to have in this weather.

simply.food said...

Lovely heart warming sour.Perfect for a cold winters day.

Cham said...

Even in CA we had enough of rain this year! I am seeing a wet weather after 5 years! Good one for the weather!

Kiran said...

Hi Gita,

A very hearty and fulfilling soup.I will make it for our dinner tomorrow and let you know how my family enjoyed it.

Kiran

Meena said...

love this soup...and the sweet n sour combo is great...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yep its so cold here too... Wonderful soup. I like your tips on the garlic bread too...

Kanchan said...

Soup looks comforting and totally delicious !

Soma Pradhan said...

This looks yummy...got to try this out

Nandini said...

My kids are soup lovers! If one them catches the sight of this, they'll drool uncontrollably!

ARUNA said...

Nice n yumm soup Gita!

Neetz said...

wow..my fav!!... look so perfect :)

Chef Jeena said...

Delicious soup Gita the noodles look so tempting.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the combo in the soup.

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Tina said...

Wow ..soo tempting and delicious soup...

Parita said...

Soup looks very inviting, very nice presentation!

Devasena Hariharan said...

Looks interesting Gita!

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Nous aussi nous sommes fatigués de cet hiver qui ne veut pas finir.
Bonne soupe.
See soon.

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious yummy soup dear

Shri said...

Wow!!Love it Gita..

Astra Libris said...

Gita, this soup sounds incredible!! I love your method for garlic bread, too - so healthful and yummy!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Soup looks very comforting and soothing... Its snowing all day here and would love to have this to comfort myself!!!

Vaishali said...

Sounds like a really comforting bowl for a winter night, Gita. I love noodle soups. By the way, temps are supposed to go into the 50s this weekend, with lots of sunshine-- isn't that wonderful?

Mythreyi Dilip said...

What an perfect noodle soup, excellent Gita. Thanks for sharing such a yummy soup, bookmarked!!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Noodle soup looks very comforting da. I should try your version soon.

Siddhi S said...

wow gita very yummy soup...nice tasty n spicy perfect with garlic bread