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Sweet Corn Soup

Happy Monday friends! I want to share a simple and comforting corn soup recipe here with you today. Corn soup in Fall/Winter, you ask? And I will totally agree with your apprehension. There is no fresh corn to be found this time of the year – so why a corn soup? I have always written about my love for seasonal and local produce, but the thing about this soup is that it does not use fresh corn (it of course could, and more on that in a bit). This sweet corn soup belongs to the Indo-Chinese fusion dishes page on an Indian restaurant menu. I have shared a few recipes in the past from this cuisine (Honey Chilli Potatoes, Chilli Paneer) in recent times. And as bizarre as “Indo-Chinese” cuisine sounds, it is so good and tasty and is something that you can find only in Indian restaurants or street-carts. My Chinese friends have told me that the flavors and sauces we use are not even close to traditional Chinese foods. But then – So be it! At the end of the day, food has to taste good, make you happy and satisfy your soul. That is what matters. Cuisines, recipes, regions, are all man-made boundaries that, I believe, restrict you instead of empowering you.

Anyways, there is nothing complicated about this soup. The ingredient list is simple and easy to find and it comes together in a breeze and tastes great. It is great for fall evenings to sit down and slowly slurp on all the veggie goodness. Our kids love it, it is packed with nutrition, and is a perfect start to a home-cooked meal.

Now, if you want to make this soup in summer, when plenty of fresh corn is available, ditch the canned stuff, and use that tender, juicy, and sweet tasting corn that is flooding the grocery stores and farm stands. Please do! (See note at end of the recipe).

Ingredients:

Cream Style Corn – 1 can

Oil – 1 tablespoon

Garlic – 1 teaspoon, minced
Ginger – 1 teaspoon, grated
White Onion – 1 small finely chopped
Celery – 1/4 cup, chopped

Peas – 1/4 cup (frozen)

Carrot – 1, diced (about ¼ cup)

Green Beans – 1/4 cup, thinly sliced
Cauliflower – 1/2 cup, chopped finely (about ¼ head of a cauliflower)
Salt and black pepper– to taste
Vegetable Broth – 2 cups

Water – 1/2 cup, to adjust consistency

For toppings/garnish

Green Onions – 2, green parts thinly sliced for garnish

2 green chilies thinly sliced and mixed in 2 tablespoon white vinegar with a pinch of salt

Soy sauce

Method:

Set a dutch oven or stock pot on medium high heat and add oil into it. Add ginger and garlic, allow it to cook a little bit, without browning and then add in the chopped onions with a pinch of salt. Stir around for 30 seconds and then add chopped celery followed by peas, carrots, green beans, and cauliflower. Sauté everything together for a minute or two. Add the canned cream style corn and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and then add the broth. Stir around and get a feel about the consistency of the soup you like. It is going to cook down a bit and thicken. Add water accordingly (I normally end up adding half a cup). Bring the soup to a boil, lower the heat and let it simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes. Check and adjust seasoning and serve hot garnished with sliced green onions and your choice of chili vinegar and soy sauce.

Love – Vaishali

Notes:

If using fresh corn, take two ears of corn, slice off the kernels, grind kernels from one cob and leave the kernels of the other one whole. You will have to cook the soup for 15-20 minutes after the first boil, if using fresh corn.

Tools used:

Dutch oven/ Stock Pot/ Sauce pan

Knife and chopping board

Measuring cups and spoons

Can opener

Spatula

30 Comments

  1. Liz

    July 17, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    This looks good! I like that it’s not a heavy cream based soup like most corn soups! Perfect for summer.

  2. Alysia Bear

    July 17, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I had never even heard of Indo-Chinese before stumbling across your page, then realized I’ve eaten it previously lol. This corn soup looks absolutely delicious and it’s perfect for clearing some old stuff out of the pantry too. I love those quick and fairly easy- but still comforting- dinners! This is one I will have to add to my list.

  3. Sarah

    July 17, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    I love soup and we are always looking for new recipes. This one looks amazing and will definitely be added to our fall meal plan!

  4. cutsforhim

    July 18, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Sweetcorn soup, with a bit of prawns, yum.. I will have that any day

  5. Angela Hoyos

    July 18, 2018 at 8:42 am

    This sounds so YUMMY! I love corn – I’m actually obsessed with corn LOL totally making this, I’ll substitute the cream corn and grate some corn from the cob instead.

    1. Vaishali

      July 18, 2018 at 9:14 am

      That will be wonderful Angela. I have been thinking of trying that too. We have so much sweet corn right now here in Kansas

  6. Moni

    July 19, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I am not a big fan of using corn in a soup, but I can substitute it because everything else looks delish! Yum!

  7. Luna S

    February 22, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Mmm this sounds delicious, I love sweet corn and soup!

  8. Cendu

    February 22, 2019 at 11:03 am

    This looks delish! It’s super cold here in Canada, a hot cup of soup like this is exactly what I need to watch the snow from inside. Thanks for sharing

  9. Ashli

    February 22, 2019 at 11:27 am

    I’ve never had this but that sure does look good and I DO love corn!! I’ll have to try this!

  10. Hoang vi Fessenden

    February 22, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Omg I’m definitely trying this I love soup and corn!! And it looks amazing!

  11. Kelly

    February 22, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    I’ve never had this type of soup but it does sound delicious.

  12. Samar

    February 22, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    This looks so YUMMY!

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Stace Edoha

    February 22, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try it

  14. Neil Alvin Nicerio

    February 23, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Delicious! That’ll be perfect for my steak. 🙂

  15. Indu

    February 23, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Sweet corn soup is my favorite now I will try it with your wonderful recipe.

  16. Matija Antonić

    February 23, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    This looks amazing, and it not being heavy cream based it’s perfect for those spring and summer nights, and of course in winter time also when you need to warm up, I am not that big a fan of corn soups, but I might just give this one a try

  17. Tara at Beach Expressions

    February 23, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    This sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  18. LISA KAELA YU

    February 23, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    That looks delicious!!! I love sweet corn so I’ll have to try this out!

  19. Nina Nichols

    February 23, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Looks so yummy makes me wanna do it right now!lol. I love corn soup so definitely going to give this a try!

  20. Danielle Rice

    February 23, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    My mother-in-law makes something similar to this. Will have to try.

  21. Keshia Richmond

    February 24, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    I would love to try this recipe for corn soup.

  22. Folabest

    February 24, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    This looks super but I never tasted corn soup before. Glad to comeby this

  23. Elizabeth O

    February 25, 2019 at 1:27 am

    I like tomato and corn soups. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I do make this soup at home but in a different way. Next time I will try as per your suggestions. Probably next time, it will have different taste.

  24. Aliya T

    February 25, 2019 at 9:54 am

    I’ve never had corn soup but, it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  25. JK Darling

    February 25, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I’d love to have soup anytime of the day. And sweet corn is my favourite. I should try this sometime. 😊

  26. CARMEN | Wellington World Travels

    February 26, 2019 at 1:14 am

    I love soup!!! Thanks for another simple recipe to try.

  27. Hello Draw Easy

    February 26, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    yummy ! I Love Soup !! ., Thank you for sharing Soup Recipe,

  28. Chantelle Hadden

    February 26, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    This looks so yummy and would be perfect for someone who’s sick. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Christiana

    February 27, 2019 at 5:56 am

    This looks so appetizing. Thanks for sharing such a simple and yummy recipe. I would like to try it out, sometime.

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