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Chicken Soup Recipe | How To Make Indian-Style Clear Chicken Soup

If you are searching for something healthy yet yummy, then this chicken soup will be a perfect recipe for a chilly winter evening. Along with flavors, the dish has different taste profiles, textures, and a certain warmth blended flawlessly.

Infused with a number of veggies and herbs, this chicken soup can be the one to accompany you when you are feeling a bit under the weather.


The entire recipe is way too easy and can be made in no time. It will strike at the right spot while providing a sense of comfort. Do not wait anymore, get into the kitchen, and cook up a bowl full of happiness.

Let us see the ingredients and the process of making the soup.

Chicken Soup Recipe (Indian-Style)

Madhushree Dutta
Recipe for making delicious Chicken Soup at home. Simple ingredients, instructions, and equipment to cook Indian-style Chicken Soup easily.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 200 g Chicken with bones
  • ½ cup Carrots
  • ½ cup Cabbage shredded
  • ½ cup Sweet Corn
  • ½ cup Green Onions
  • 1 tbsp Chives optional
  • 1 inch Ginger crushed
  • 4 Cloves Galic big cloves
  • 1 Bay leaf small
  • ½ tbsp Pepper
  • 5 Pepper Corns
  • 1-1½ tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter or olive oil/vegetable oil
  • 1-2 tsp Chili oil optional


Boil the chicken

  • First, take a boiling pot and add around 3 cups of water.
  • When it comes to a rolling boil, add in the chicken. Put in the bay leaf (tear it into two), crushed ginger, peppercorns, and some salt to taste.
  • Let them boil until the chicken is cooked to perfection.
  • Cover the pot with a lid. Keep the flame on medium.

Prepare the veggies

  • While the broth is getting prepared, prep the veggies.
  • Wash the carrots, sweet corn, green onions, and chives (optional). Peel and cut the carrot either into juliennes or small cubes. Chop the green onions and chives and mince the garlic cloves. Shred the cabbage and keep all of them aside.

Prepare the chicken

  • Next, when the chicken is done, strain the broth into a big bowl.
  • Shred the chicken and keep it in another small bowl. Do not throw away the bone.

Fry the chicken bones

  • Now, take a cooking pot and add some butter/olive oil/vegetable oil. Let the oil heat until it smokes a little and then put the bone into it.
  • Stir and fry the bone in the oil. This will add extra flavor to the soup.
  • Fry it for around 3-4 minutes. Now you can discard the bones.

Prepare the soup

  • To the same oil add the minced garlic and sauté.
  • When it starts to turn brown, put the carrots and sweet corn.
  • Stir them for about 5 minutes. Add some salt. Do not put too much as there is salt already in the broth.
  • Next, add the shredded chicken and green onion (half of it).
  • Fry for a minute and then pour in the broth.
  • Add the shredded cabbage.
  • Stir everything together and put in the lemon juice. Keep the flame on medium.
  • Take a taste test and add if anything is needed.
  • Let everything simmer for around 3 minutes and then turn off the flame.
  • Now put in the chives and the rest of the green onions.
  • Sprinkle the pepper powder and drizzle some chili oil (optional). The chili oil is for an extra hint of flavor.
Keyword Chicken Recipes, Homemade Recipes, Non Veg Recipes


There you go!

Your light and scrumptious chicken soup is ready to be eaten. Serve it hot in a soup bowl and if you want you can present the soup with some simple boiled noodles.

Dip a few of the noodles in the soup and eat it hot. This is healthy, heart-warming, nutritious, and filling. Make this comfort meal anytime and savor it with pleasure.

Happy Cooking!

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