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Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

A hearty Vegetable Soup is so tempting in winter. A cup of soup is a great meal starter or a tasty, nutritious and satisfying lunch. Vegetable Soup is very comforting.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Soup
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 bay leaf tajpat
  • 6 cloves long
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds
  • 1 small potato peeled and cubed in small pieces
  • 1 cup fresh green beans cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup cabbage chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato chopped
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium high heat, Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if the seed cracks right away, the oil is ready.
  • Add the cumin seeds. As they crack, add carrots, potatoes, green beans, bay leaf, cloves, and salt. Cook two to three minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add corn, cabbage, celery, tomato, and three cups of water. When it boils, turn the heat down to low medium.
  • Cover and cook 25 to 30 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add the black pepper and lemon juice. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
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27 thoughts on “Vegetable Soup

  1. I’ve made this recipe many times, probably my favorite basic vegetable soup now!
    Only change I make is to add a little turmeric and hing(asafoetida). Thank you, Manjulaji!

  2. 5 stars
    Greetings Manjula..thank you so very much for this recipe..I made it tonight and it was delicious! My mom even loved it, and she is not even a soup eater. Hope you are doing well, and thank you again for a healthy delicious soup recipe!

  3. So simple and easy, but so flavorful! I have made it several times and my husband and I love it. The only modification I’ve made is to add a little asafoetida (hing). Thank you, Manjulaji!

  4. Dear Manjula ji, can this soup be prepared in pressure cooker?Please suggest the duration to pressure cook. I also would like to skip tomatoes due to stones problem. Please suggest an alternative.

  5. Hi Manjula, thank you so much for this recipe. The ginger is not listed with the other ingredients so I guessed around a tablespoon and a half. 🙂

  6. Thanks ..i was just looking for this kind of simple but tasty recipe.Thanks again and i hope to try out even other recipes in the future as well!!! 🙂

  7. Oh, Manjulaji: This soup is soooooo good. It’s so simple, fresh, and flavorful. Love the subtle taste of cloves and cumin. I add and subtract vegetables as they are in season. Thank you so much for your wonderful videos.

  8. hai manjula ji,

    my daughter aged 7yrs likes french fries very much. how to make crispy french fries as we get in chinese resturants. plse help me iam desperate

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