Soup for the Sniffles

Hot weather and people catch colds! Sometimes I feel Nature is just a bit of a sadist. Everywhere I turn these days, I see people sniffling or clearing their throats the way people do when it hurts them. Worst is the way people ‘sniff, sniff, sniff’! You offer them a hankie, they thank you and off they go sniffling again. Things are no different at my house. And the worst part is seeing the snifflers, I feel a sniff coming on myself. Better to do something about it quick! So, I make soup. Hot, chickeny and eggey! Personally, I am a bit of a vegetarian where soups are concerned. But hot chicken and egg soup are good for the sniffles. Hmm.. So, I combine them with veggies. Everyone is happy. And so is their cold! Now, onwards, to the recipe.


2 eggs, beaten

1 cup boiled chicken

1 chopped onion

1 cup chopped veggies (I used carrots and babycorn)

1 cup sweet corn kernels

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

½ teaspoon black pepper powder

½ a maggi chicken cube (you can also use chicken broth)

1 tablespoon whole wheat flour

½ a cup chopped coriander

Salt as per taste

Olive oil


In a deep pan, bring the sweet corn to a boil, till are all soft and boiled. In another pan, heat some olive oil. Once hot, add the chopped onions. Give it a quick stir and add your veggies. Once a little tender, add the chicken and all your spices. Cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Dilute whole wheat flour in some water and add to the pan. Add the sweet corn along with the water used for boiling them to your veggies. Slowly add the beaten eggs in a circular motion. Use a spoon to stir and cook your eggs. This should just a few minutes. Top with lots of lovely coriander and cook for just another two minutes. Serve your yummy, restaurant style soup!

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