Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vegetarian Pekinese Soup

Pekinese soup, delicious and easy soup which goes for tofu chunks,bamboo shoots and with some pieces of lotus stems..I prepared this soup as vegetarian version by avoiding completely thinly sliced chicken chunks which is used usually in this soup by replacing with some pieces of lotus steams..I had this soup twice in chinese restaurant and i got completely hooked with this delicious hot and slightly sour soup which tastes fantastic when served hot for a chilled evening dinner, a prefect soup for winter season..This soup is really nourishing, filling and tastes fantastic with crunchy bamboo shoots..Its really very simple to prepare and this soup needs hardly few ingredients to prepare, the most important ingredients to make out this soup is dark soya sauce and red chilli sauce without this two ingredients, its kinda hard to prepare this soup, personnally i felt corn starch turn out this soup much thicker than the corn flour, so i recommand to use corn starch which is quite availabale in chinese stores, in case if its hard to find out corn starch u can definitely used corn flour...We had this delicious soup sterday for our dinner, enjoyed having this pekinese soup..This delicious soup goes to Usha's Healthy Inspiration Event - Soups..



1cup Firm tofu (cubed)
1/2cup Canned bamboo shoots( i used the thin lengthwise slices)
10nos Lotus stem (frozen)
5nos Garlic(minced)
1inch Ginger (minced)
3cups Vegetable broth
2tbsp Dark Soya sauce
1tbsp Rice vinegar
2tbsp Red chilly sauce (adjust as per ur taste)
2tbsp Sesame oil
2tbsp Corn starch or corn flour(i used corn starch)
1/4tsp White pepper powder
Green Onions for garnishing
Salt

Marinate the tofu pieces with half a teaspoon of dark soya sauce and a teaspoon of sesame oil and keep aside atleast for few minutes...Heat the remaining oil, fry the minced ginger and minced garlic until they turns brown, add immediately the bamboo shoots and lotus stems and cook for few minutes, now add the already marinated tofu chunks and cook everything again for 5 minutes...meanwhile add the remaining dark soya sauce,salt as per need, rice vinegar, red chilly sauce to the vegetable broth, give a stir and add this vegetable broth to the veggies, cook everything for 10-15minutes in simmer...make a thin white sauce by adding water to the corn starch..add this white sauce to the cooking soup and stir until they turns thick..finally add the white pepper powder and garnish the soup with green onions...

Serve this pekinese soup immediately !!!

32 comments:

Abhilash Pillai said... Reply To This Comment

wah! delicious soup.

Though I dont like soups but this really appears delicious and it is the first time I see something using lotus stem, so interesting!!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Different type of soup but seems really good esp for this weather, perfect one priya

sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

wow lovely Pekinese soup. I am a fan of anything Chinese. bookmarked this.

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

A comforting bowl of soup for this chilly weather:)

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Great color, pro!!

figtree said... Reply To This Comment

What a delicious looking soup! Ill try it this weekend!

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Unique recipe,sounds good,thanks for sharing priya,though I dont eat egg,I loved the presentation picture of ur salad post:)

Ramya Manja said... Reply To This Comment

Ahh Delicious Soup,I am already having an hankering for this soup..

Lovely n Healthy Entry...

Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

Very diffrent soup..really looks colourful and delicious...thanks for sharing..

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

This is one soup my sister likes in India as it is spicy. She always take this in the chinese.

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

Different soup dear...
With different ingredients...
Soup looks delicious :-)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious as served in restaurant Priya...very comforting for the winter:)

SE said... Reply To This Comment

wow..a very different name..never heard of this before..looks good and perfect for the season

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

this is unique and different . Thanks for sharing

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Looks spicy and inviting.Its still cold and ths soup is the perfect answer to that.

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

aweome.. you have got some amazing color from the sauces..way to go

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious.

sowmya.s said... Reply To This Comment

delicious..a must try soup..

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Soup with lotus stem, it's unique and different! Looks spicy!

Akal's Saappadu said... Reply To This Comment

the soup looks hot and well garnished and absolutely delicious!!!! adding lotus stems might add a little crunchiness to the soup!! nice recipe!!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

Different type of delicious soup!!

Renuka Bedre - Rao said... Reply To This Comment

never used lotus stems! really innovative soup..looks so rich!
Renuka
http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

Mythreyi Dilip said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks stunning dear. Sure to taste divine. Drool worthy soup, thanks for sharing:)

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This looks great. I feel like I've tried something similar to this. Can't wait to try it again. Looks really really delicious!!!

Trendsetters said... Reply To This Comment

I have become a fan of chinese food...Will try this soup..lokks tasty

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Really good soup.

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and Unique soup!!Your soup looks really good..perfect for the weather!!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a delicious and unique soup. I have never tried lotus stems in any soup, sounds intriguing ! Thanks so much for sharing this soup with my soup event :-)

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...thats a delicious soup...love this new flavor combination...yum!

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

What luck!!I just got tofu and lotus stem!Will definitely try this soup!

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy bowl of soup, looks delicious.

RV said... Reply To This Comment

wow. this looks like real hot and sour.. TH will love this one.. But I need to replace it with chicken as he is strictly Chickenetarian :)