Wonton Soup

Indo-Chinese cuisine is the most vague concept! Yet I love it and always wanted to learn how to make it.. So here we are with my super quick and short cut version of Wonton Soup! We begin with soup and then in the next post we will make Chilli Chicken, and then some day we will also learn Hakka Noodles and in the distant future, we might also learn, Manchurian and Chopsuey! Woohoo.. we have a roadmap defined already!

Ok I cheated, I bought the frozen wontons from Trader Joe’s. They have a variety of wontons to choose from. I picked the chicken with cilantro wontons for my soup. So what if I cheated, I am a working woman, and I deserve all the short cuts that are available to me! Hey at least I cook 😉

Ingredients
  • Oil
  • Bay leaves
  • Onion
  • Ginger/Garlic chopped
  • Chicken
  • Wontons
  • Salt
  • Cilantro
  • Spring onions
  • Vinegar
  • Chilli Oil
I didn’t use any short cuts to make the broth – I redeemed myself 😛
So here is how I made the broth
  • Take a deep vessel and add 1 tsp oil.
  • Add bay leaves – 1-2
  • Add 1 small onion – chopped
  • Sauté till the onion turns brown
  • Add 1 tsp finely chopped ginger garlic (you can very well skip this step if you want)
  • Add small cubes of chicken (1 chicken breast is good enough for 4 servings of soup)
  • Once the chicken is half cooked, add 6 cups of water
  • Add salt to taste
  • Let this mixture come to a boil, then simmer the gas and let it cook for 20 minutes
  • Now strain the mixture and voila you have a nice chicken broth (you can always buy one from the store, but this just tastes better to me)
For the soup
  • Take 1 tsp oil
  • Add finely chopped green chillies, let them turn a lil dark
  • Now add the broth prepared above
  • Bring it to boil
  • Add the wontons (*yeah frozen ones*)
  • Add some finely chopped green spring onions and cilantro
  • If you have Ming’s Green Chili flavored vinegar, then add a tbsp
  • Also if you like it spicy, add some red chili oil – 1 tsp should be enough
  • Let the mixture come to a boil, and you will know that the soup is ready, once the wontons turn translucent.
Serve HOT!

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