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Veg Manchow Soup Recipe

Written by on May 26, 2022

This is one of the most popular soup recipes in Indo-Chinese cuisine.


  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour (corn starch) dissolved in ¼ cup of water
  • 1tablespoon Oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Spring onion (green onion or scallion) White part, chopped finely
  • 1 ½teaspoons Ginger chopped finely
  • 1 ½teaspoons Garlic chopped finely
  • 1 Green chilli 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
  • 2cups vegetable stock or water
  • 2-3 teaspoons of Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • ½ cup Fried noodles
  • Spring onion (green onion or scallion)Green stalks, chopped finely for garnishing



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

Making Veg Manchow soup recipe:

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


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