Friday 8 March 2013

Egg Drop Soup

Hi All ...
Today's soup is a Chinese Soup which is prepared by beaten eggs cooked in Chicken Broth. Its is also know as Egg Flower Soup.

You can add veggies, chicken or corn according to your choice. I love the thin and silky egg strands that float on the top of the soup.

It is originally from China but now its available in all the cuisines with different recipes.


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp of cornflour in 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • Salt taste
  • A pinch of Ajinomoto (optional)

Garnish: Spring onion (Finely Chopped)

For Chicken Broth: (For 3-4 cups)

  • 3-4 chicken pieces (I used boneless)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 black peppercorns
  • 2-3 cloves 
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

For Chicken Broth: 

  • Put all the ingredients along with water in a pressure cooker. Close the lid and cook on high flame till 2 whistles.
  • After 2 whistles cook on low flame for 10-5 mins.
  • Remove from fire. Once the pressure drops down, open the lid and strain the stock.

  • Take out the chicken pieces, crumble them and keep them aside. Discard the veggies.
  • Now take a heavy bottomed pan, pour the broth in it.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, bring it to boil. Keep on low flame for 5-7 mins.

  • Add cornflour mixture....Now the soup will start becoming thick.
  • Beat the eggs nicely, add them in the soup. Keep stirring continuously.

  • I added crumble chicken pieces too....If you want you can add them too otherwise skip this step.
  • Add seasoning and simmer on low flame for 10-12 mins.

  • Remove from fire.
  • Garnish with spring onion and serve hot.
  • Enjoy.

Note: You can add chopped mushrooms instead of tomatoes.....

Sending this recipe to :

        Julie's Blog


Unknown said...

i have seen this in singapore, a very common dish in the chinese fsmilies. looks delicious and nice clicks

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Swasthi :-)

Niesha said...

Great recipe Shruti.:)
I will try this for my brother. he loves soup.

Unknown said...

Nice one...I will try it...thanks for sharing...:)

Divya A said...

My fav Shruts, I make it very often :) nice clicks too :)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Friends !!!
Niesha, I am sure your brother will love it :-)

Home Cooked food said...

just like restaurant quality. very well done Shruti. said...

A healthy and My liking soup Shruti... You made perfectly... Lovely.

divya said...

Gorgeous presentation, dear...looks so tempting!

Julie said...

one of my fav soup dear,looks yummy!!!
Thanx a lot for linking to the event!!
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Jannet Loves to Experiment said...

Yum yum soup

Unknown said...

Hi Sruthi,
Love your egg drop soup.Beautiful.Happy to be ur follower.

Unknown said...

My kids will love this . Got to make this soon!

Unknown said...

such a complete meal by itself.. so rich in healthy nutrition.
Egg Drop Soup