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How to Make Stir-Fry Vegetable Garlic Soup in 20 Minutes

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Stir-Fry Vegetable Garlic Soup

Stir-Fry Vegetable Garlic Soup

Stir-frying is the quickest way to make a veggie starter soup. Just sauté minced garlic, red chili paste, and scallions in butter; then add veggies, lemon juice, and salt. Done! I believe this is one of the easiest and healthiest soups I have made.

Cook Time

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10 min

10 min

20 min

4 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili or any other variety, soaked in water for 10 minutes
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 cup spring onion whites, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons spring onion greens, finely chopped, for garnishing
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 pinches sugar (optional, to balance the taste)


  1. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/2 cup water. Set aside.
  2. Soak Kashmiri red chilies or any other red chilies for 10 minutes in water.
  3. Grind soaked chili, garlic, and ginger to get a coarse paste.
  4. Add the paste to a deep bottomed pan. Add butter. Sauté until you get a fine aroma from the spices. Add spring onion whites and sauté for another minute.
  5. Add shredded cabbage, red pepper, and salt over medium-high heat and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Pour in 2 glasses of water, and bring it to a boil. Drizzle in the cornflour mixture, stirring constantly as it thickens, then take it off the stove.
  6. Squeeze in lemon juice, add 2 pinches of sugar (optional), and taste. Adjust seasonings accordingly.
  7. Your stir-fry vegetable garlic soup is ready to serve. Pour it equally into 4 bowls. Garnish with a few chopped spring onion greens. Enjoy sipping this hot, garlicky, and spicy soup!
Stir-Fry Vegetable Garlic Soup

Stir-Fry Vegetable Garlic Soup