Vegetable Soup Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Every sip of warm and healthy vegetable soup is a divine experience during cold winter days. This recipe uses variety of vegetables and vegetable stock to make it more healthy and tasty. This simple yet flavorful soup recipe is not just easy to follow but also customizable to bring in your favorite taste with selected veggies. It calls for using fresh vegetables for best results; however, you can also use canned ones.

Mixed Vegetable Soup

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3 servings
2 tablespoons chopped Spring Onion (or normal onion)
2 teaspoons minced Garlic
1/3 cup chopped Carrots
1/3 cup chopped Green Cabbage
1/3 cup Sweet Corn Kernels
1/3 cup chopped French Beans
1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1/2 tablespoon tablespoon Vinegar
2 tablespoons Cornstarch (white corn flour)
1/2 tablespoon Butter or Oil
2½ cups Water or Vegetable Stock
Salt to taste


  1. step-1
    Chop all the veggies (carrot, cabbage, french beans, onion and garlic) into small pieces as shown in the picture.
  2. step-2
    Add 2 tablespoons cornstarch (corn flour) in a small bowl.
  3. step-3
    Add 3 tablespoons water and mix well.
  4. step-4
    Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil or butter in a large, heavy bottomed stockpot over medium flame. Add chopped onion and garlic.
  5. step-5
    Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  6. step-6
    Add carrots, cabbage, sweet corn kernels, french beans and salt (only for veggies).
  7. step-7
    Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  8. step-8
    Add 2½ cups water or vegetable stock. Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil. When it starts boiling, add salt (add as required as we have already added salt for veggies).
  9. step-9
    Add black pepper powder.
  10. step-10
    Add cornstarch-water mixture and stir continuously for a minute to prevent lump formation.
  11. step-11
    Stir and cook until mixture turns thick and no raw smell of cornstarch. It will take around 7-8 minutes. Add vinegar and mix well.
  12. step-12
    Taste the soup for the seasonings at this stage and add more if required. Turn off the flame. Transfer hot soup of vegetables into individual serving bowls and serve.

Tips and Variations:

  • This recipe is so flexible and customizable that you can add/remove any vegetable you like to get your desired taste. You can add zucchini, green bell pepper, green peas, cauliflower, tomato etc.
  • Cornstarch is added to thicken the soup. If you like watery soup, add 1/2 tablespoon less cornstarch.
Taste: Very mild spicy and salted with lots of fresh veggie flavor and a mild hint of butter.
Serving Ideas: Fresh and best vegetable soup is more enjoyable during cold winter evenings and mornings as a snack or a healthy breakfast. It does not require any special occasions to savor its goodness. Serve it as a starter for lunch or dinner and it’s an ideal stomach filling low calorie food item for weight loss diet as it supplies all required nutrients to body minus calories.

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Jun 10, 2018 by Arvind
Rainy day recipe yummmmm

Mar 23, 2018 by Bhagyalakshmi
I liked the Recipes and easy to cook ,taste was good..

Mar 14, 2018 by Nishar Ahmed P.S
Waaw yammy. Delicious and tasty soup. Keep it up. My warm greetings for this post.

Feb 18, 2018 by Bindu Malhotra
Good simple receipes,send more soup,salads & appetizer receipes.

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Feb 17, 2018 by Dhruv Gandhi
Very good
God heaven

Feb 01, 2018 by Tantusree Banik
Thank u so much... Like it a lot

Jan 08, 2018 by Sayani Ghorai
Really very easy to make. Thanks a lot.

Dec 26, 2017 by Biplab Banerjee
Nice cooking instructions

Dec 14, 2017 by Pankaj
Is there an alternative for white corn flour? Can I use the regular Corn flour? Pls suggest.

Response: You cannot use normal yellow corn flour in place of white corn flour. You can use cornstarch as an alternative.

Dec 13, 2017 by S.Aghaw
Good information to new learner. Easy to understand and easy to preparation.

Dec 03, 2017 by M.r.desai
Useful for beginner & substitute for light dinner.

Jun 01, 2016 by Bela Desai
Very good recipes and easy to follow the instruction.
Just have a question, how to get veg.stock? Looks like we have to stir fry veggies in a row firm. Do I have to buy stock or I can boil the veggies and use that water? Will the boiled veggies taste good?
Please help.


Response: Hello Bela, you can buy the readymade veg. stock or you can use the homemade veg. stock (boil the mixed veggies in water and then discard the veggies and use the boiled water).