How to make Tomato Egg Drop Soup - Light tomato soup served with egg white strands.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Healthy Tasty Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Tomatos, Egg whites (अंडों की सफेदी)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Soups

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Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet and Sour

Ingredients for Tomato Egg Drop Soup Recipe

  • Tomatos finely chopped 3 medium

  • Egg whites Lightly whisked 2

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic chopped 4 cloves

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Tomato ketchup 4 tablespoons

  • Vegetable stock 4 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3 tablespoons

  • White vinegar 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Mix cornflour in one fourth cup of vegetable stock or water. Heat oil, add ginger and garlic and sauté for half a minute. Add onion and continue to sauté till onion is soft and transluscent. Add tomato ketchup and tomatoes. Cook for about five minutes.

Step 2

Add the remaining stock or water, salt and white pepper powder and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add cornflour mixture, a little at a time, stirring continuously, till the soup reaches a thick consistency.

Step 3

Add white vinegar and stir. Pour the whisked egg whites in a steady thin stream, while stirring lightly, allowing it to coagulate and come to the top.

Step 4

Stir in coriander leaves reserving some for garnish. Serve hot immediately garnished with the reserved coriander leaves.