Vegetable Stems Soup


  • Spinach leaves-8-10 stems
  • Tender stalks of the leaves just below cauliflower -4,5
  • Coriander leaves-2-3 stems
  • Spring onion-1 small sprig
  • Celery-1 stalk
  • Ginger (peeled and crushed )-1/2"
  • Garlic (crushed) -1 clovette
  • Cornflour -1 tbsp.
  • Dried red chilli( crushed)- 1/4
  • Sugar-1/2 tsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Soya sauce- 1/2 tsp
  • Oil or butter-1/2 tsp
  • Water.-2 1/2 cups


  • Clean any fibrous threads from the stems.
  • Chop the vegetables into thin slanted slivers.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger garlic.
  • Saute for a minute. Add vegetables.
  • Stir fry till tender. Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Mix cornflour in 1/2 cup cold water.
  • Add to soup, stirring continuously till it comes back to a boil.
  • Add the chilli, sugar, salt, soya sauce and boil till thickened like cornsoup
  • Serve fresh and piping hot.

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