Method Chicken soup for the soul - so we`ve heard and would agree that it is the best food for the soul. On a gloomy day or a cold
winter day, a chicken soup can be an excellent mood changer or body warmer. It`s fabulous as a starter and can make for a
main course with addition of some rice or noodles.
You can always play with ingredients without following hard & fast rules to get a good comforting chicken soup. You could
use just chicken pieces or a mix of vegetables to get your clear soup or mixed soup. Add some bechamel sauce and you have
your chicken cream soup. In a nutshell, unlike many other comfort foods, chicken soup stands high in the charts of delectable
1) Soak the peas for 2-3 hours.
Pressure cook all the vegetables & chicken with a little salt and water.
Do not over cook the vegetable. It
should be just cooked yet firm to touch.
Once done remove the cooker lid and place the cooker back on heat.
Add all the sauces and seasoning and keep stirring.
Crack the egg exactly in the center and make sure it falls from the shell in thin strands, while doing so keep moving
your hand in circular motion over the chicken soup in the cooker.
This will give you a beautiful riband of egg on the
DO not drop it it as a blob as it would not be too appealing to see small blobs of steamed eggs.
Mix water and corn flour and make a runny batter.
To the simmering chicken soup add the corn flour and stir well.
The soup will thicken a bit, stir for 2-3 minute; your soup is ready.
Serve hot, garnished with coriander and spring onions accompanied with croutons or soup sticks.
1) Add capsicum toward the end to retain its colour and to prevent it from losing its crunch.
2) Chicken stock adds more to the flavour instead of water. You could use store bought stock or simply make it at home. Use
the chicken pieces that have very little meat on it to make chicken stock. Chicken claws are best to extract a flavourful
stock however many find it disgusting to buy. In a pressure cooker add the bony pieces, with garlic, ginger, sliced onion,
tomato and water. Add some crushed peppercorn, salt and cook till the water turns to lovely golden oily liquid.
3) It`s best to avoid potato in this soup as it will be an odd blend with the rest of the soup elements.