Shital's-Kitchen: Lemongrass and Vegetable Clear Soup

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lemongrass and Vegetable Clear Soup

Warm, clear vegetable broth has been my favorite at Fresh Choice (soup and salad place). Specially with fall setting in and nights getting colder, it feels great to have some warm soup with the crunch of fresh bean sprouts, spring greens and fresh cilantro.

I have always tried veggie broth but, now it was time to experiment. Experiment with something from my garden, lemon grass or leelee chai in Gujarati :) I use lemon grass for my Indian Chai Tea every morning. Now taking it to my soup!

Here I have veggies finely chopped and lemongrass made into a a little bundle.
Carrots, cabbage, onions, bell pepper, garlic, ginger.

Heat a tsp. of oil. Fry chopped ginger, garlic and onions for 2-3 minutes.
Fry bell pepper, carrots, cabbage,

Add 5 cups of water, lemon grass and salt.

Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes.

When done: remove lemon grass. I will strain and use veggies to make dumplings.
Here is the recipe: Dumpling Soup

Strain the veggies to get delicious clear broth.

Once again bring it to boil. Add salt and pepper if needed.

Fresh spring onions from my garden :)

Love the freshness of cilantro and crunchy bean sprouts.



  1. You better make this for me when I am there. It looks amazing

    1. Sure, come over so waiting for you!

  2. You better make this for me when I am there. It looks amazing

    1. Arre aa jao...even before Deepal you will get this and with your favorite wontons :)

  3. Fresh Choice Clear soup is Saswat's fav too ... :) Tell me how to grow lemon grass and I will make it all winter long.

    1. I just got lemongrass from farmers market. Used most of it and put the stalk in water. As it started growing roots I put the plant in soil. :) Really simple and easy to grow!

    2. Ahaan ... I will get it this time the :)

  4. Wow.. didnt know it was that simple to grow lemongrass. Does it come OK in winter?