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Ingredients For the Wanton Case
½ cup Maida (wheat flour)
2-3 tbsp white oil
Ό cup corn flour
Ό tsp baking powder
1 egg, salt to taste

Ingredients For The Filling
2-3 tbsp sprouts (green moong / matki)
2-3 sprigs spring onion
½ tsp Soya sauce
Ό tsp ginger-garlic paste
Freshly powdered black pepper
a pinch ajinomoto (Mono Sodium Glutamate)
6-8 cups water
1 tbsp corn flour
Salt to taste

For The Filling
Par-boil the vegetable sprout. Alternately, you can use pre-cooked/left over sprout. Drain the water and mix loosely with ginger-garlic paste, Soya sauce and 2 tbsp. finely chopped onion with a few leaves.

For the Wantons
Knead the wheat flour along with corn flour adding oil, baking powder, salt and egg to a stiff but smooth dough. Add a little water if required. Make small balls from the dough and roll them to thin small circles, put about 1 tsp of the filling, shape into round pouches giving a light twist at the neck, leaving the ends loose.

For the Soup
Boil water in a large pan. Drop the wantons one by one very gently and boil till they rise on top and change colour. This will take about 3-4 minutes. Add a few drops of oil to keep the wantons from sticking to each other. Make a smooth paste of corn flour and pour this in the boiling soup. Simmer for a while. Cut the remaining onion leaves into 1" long pieces and add to the soup. Add ajinomoto (Mono Sodium Glutamate) and salt to taste. Sprinkle freshly ground black pepper and serve hot with chilli-vinegar sauce.

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Mushroom Soup


200 gms fresh mushrooms
2 medium sized onions
300 mls milk
2 bay leaves
5-6 peppercorns
4 cloves
2 tbspns butter
1 tbspn refined flour (maida)
Ύ cup fresh cream
Salt to taste
½ tspn white pepper powder
A pinch nutmeg powder

Method of Preparation

Clean and wash the mushrooms. Slice four to five pieces. Roughly chop the remaining mushrooms and onions.

Boil milk along with bay leaves, peppercorns and cloves. Strain and keep the milk. In a pan melt the butter. Add chopped onions and chopped mushrooms and cook till they are soft.

Add the flour and sautι till there is no raw flavour coming from flour, taking care that the flour does not get burnt.

Pour the milk slowly and stir continuously to avoid lumps from forming. Cook for five minutes. Puree the mixture when a little cold.

The soup should have a smooth texture. Bring it to a boil, correct the consistency by adding more milk if required. Add the cream (reserving a little for garnish), salt, pepper powder and nutmeg powder. Stir well, serve hot, garnished with mushroom slices and cream.

Onion Potato Soup


1 large onion
1 small sprig spring onion
1 medium potato
1/2 piece ginger
1 florette garlic
1 blob butter
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp sugar

Method of Preparation

Chop the spring onion finely and keep aside. Crush both garlic and ginger.
Chop the potato and onion into large chunks. Pressure cook till soft.
Blend in a food processor till smooth. Sieve
In a pan heat the butter.
Add the ginger and garlic and fry till light brown.
Add the chopped spring onion and stock (prepared above).
Add salt, pepper and chilli sauce as desired.
Serve steaming hot.
Sweet corn soup

• 1 cream style corn tin
• ½ tbsp ajinomoto powder
• ½ tbsp Soya sauce
• 2 tbsp corn flour
• Salt to taste
• Chillies in vinegar and chilly sauce to serve finely cut French beans, carrot gypsium.

1. Boil sweet corn with 4 cups of water
2. Mix corn flour with ½ cup of water, when the corn mixture boils add cornflower mixture and boil for to minutes. Add salt and ajinomoto powder and mix well.
3. Boil French beans and carrot in water adding soda-bi-carb.
4. For 5 minutes and remove from the water.
5. Cut finely 8to 10 green chillies and add 4 tbsp vinegar and keep it for 3 or 3 hours.
6. Keep the prepared the corn soup in a bowl, add Soya sauce, chilli in vinegar, chilli sauce and mix, decorate with vegetables and gypsium.

Hot And Sour Soup

• 1 Carrot (cut thin & long)
• 2 pieces French peas (cut thin in shape)
• 2 tbs sprouted moong 1 tsp Soya sauce
• 1 tsp corn flour 1tsp chilly sauce
• 1 tsp oil ½ tsp vinegar
• ½ tsp ajinomoto Salt to taste

Fry carrots, beans, and moong for 2 to 3 minutes add two cups water as it boils put Soya sauce, chilly sauce, vinegar, ajinomoto, salt and let it boil for 5 minutes. Add corn flour and boil and serve.
Hot Cheese Soup

Try this delicious & easy to make soup for today’s dinner.

•  Potato - 2 medium size - cut into 1-cm cube
•  Onions - 2 medium size - chopped
•  Tomato - 2 medium size - cut into cubes (no seed)
•  Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon powdered
•  Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
•  Cheese - Two rectangular cubes - sliced thinly
•  Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
•  Butter - 1 teaspoon


Melt butter in a non-stick pan. Add onions, potato and tomato slices. Stir for a minute. Add 4 cups water, chilli powder and pepper powder. Lower the heat and simmer till the vegetables get cooked. Add sugar, salt and cheese. Serve hot with bread toast.

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