Food & Nutrition

5 Hot Soups to Enjoy this Monsoon


While chai and coffee are the most popular go-to beverages when the rain hits the ground, there’s something so comforting about a bowl of fresh, homemade soup—like a warm hug on a windy, rainy day. So keep reading for some easy, tasty, simple soup recipes that aren’t just delicious, but also packed with nutrients that help protect against infections and ailments in this weather.

Here are 5 best soup recipes for the monsoon.

1. Dill & Corn Soup

Dill & Corn Soup

This soup is the perfect companion for when you’re enjoying the view of the rain, sitting by your window, and listening to your favorite songs. It has a distinctive flavor because the addition of dill leaves and corn gives it a starchy, earthy mouthfeel.


  • 1 tbsp chopped dill leaves
  • ½ tbsp cornflour
  • ¾ cup canned corn
  • ½ tbsp butter
  • 2 small spring onions
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small carrot
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Salt to taste.


🍲Add some water to the cornflour, combine it, and keep it aside. Melt the butter in the pan. Add spring onions, minced garlic, and carrot, and cook over medium flame for around 2-3 minutes.

🍲Add two cups of water, canned corn, and salt to taste. Let it cook for 6-7 minutes while occasionally stirring. Add the dill leaves and simmer for an additional two minutes.

🍲Add the cornflour mixture and heat for a further 30 seconds. Once done, place in a soup dish and top with black pepper. Serve hot with your favorite munchies!

2. Dal Soup with Mixed Vegetables

Dal Soup with Mixed Vegetables

A healthy combination of protein, potassium, vitamin B, and zinc can be found in dal, vegetables, and spices. These vitamins and minerals are crucial for fighting the seasonal flu and other diseases. This soup is also so delicious and soothing, you’ll go for seconds!


  • 3 tbsp moong dal
  • 3 tbsp masoor dal
  • 2 tbsp toor dal
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 chopped beet
  • ¼ tsp of turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds


🍲Add the toor dal, moong dal, and masoor dal to a bowl. Thoroughly rinse and then soak for 30 minutes.

🍲To the pressure cooker, add the soaked dal, along with tomato, carrot, beetroot, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, and turmeric, and wait for two whistles.

🍲Transfer the cooked mixture to a blender to create a smooth paste. Add water to adjust the consistency as needed.

🍲Mix and simmer over a medium flame until the aroma has been thoroughly absorbed. Garnish with chopped coriander and pumpkin seeds, and enjoy!

3. Clear Chicken Soup

Clear Chicken Soup

This soup will blow your mind with its earthy goodness. Chicken broth provides heat, hydration, and nutrients that soothe the body. The vitamins and minerals found in chicken broth are effective in preventing common illnesses like the flu, the common cold, and food poisoning.


  • 120g of chicken, chopped into bite-sized pieces (along with the bone or breast piece)
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 small tomato
  • 4 tbsp olive oil (or any other light oil)
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 2 green or black cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste


🍲Heat the oil and add all the spices. Sauté for 40 seconds. When the onions are pink, add the ginger and garlic paste. Then, add the tomatoes and chicken, and sauté well.

🍲Add chicken broth after letting this simmer for a minute on a medium burner. Cook everything for 10 to 12 minutes over low heat while stirring frequently. Cut the heat off. Add some fresh coriander to the serving basin after transfer.

🍲Serve it hot with garlic bread and sprinkled with pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Enjoy this piping hot delicacy!

4. Cauliflower and Noodle Soup

Cauliflower and Noodle Soup

This soup is a wholesome meal in a bowl, with very few added spices to make sure that the ingredients shine!

¾ cup boiled Hakka noodles
½ cup finely chopped cauliflower
¼ cup sliced carrots
1 tbsp chopped celery
2 tbsp chopped spring onion (whites)
¼ cup tomatoes
2 tbsp chopped lettuce leaves
4 cups clear vegetable stock
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

🍲Heat the oil in a wok on a medium flame. Add the cauliflower, spring onions, celery, and carrot, and sauté for 3–4 minutes.

🍲Heat the stock, and add the sauteed vegetables along with the tomatoes, lettuce, and salt. Allow it to come to a boil, add the noodles, and switch off the flame.

🍲Serve hot with chilies in vinegar and hot chilli sauce on the side to spice it up!

5. Matzo Ball Soup with Tofu

Matzo Ball Soup with Tofu

This is a popular Jewish soup made with matzo dumplings. A fantastic option to add comfort to your windy monsoon evenings!


Matzo Balls’ ingredients

  • ⅛ cup olive oil Extra Virgin
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 inch of grated and peeled ginger
  • 4 cloves minced fine garlic
  • ½ cup bread crumbs or matzo meal
  • 100 grams of crushed and drained tofu
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 3-4 parsley leave ( finely chopped)
  • Pinch of pepper and salt

Soup’s ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 carrot (cut into strips)
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 4-5 parsley leaves (freshly chopped)
  • 2-3 sprigs of dill (coarsely chopped)
  • Pinch of pepper and salt


🍲Start by heating a teaspoon of oil over medium heat in a small stir fry pan to make the vegetarian tofu matzo ball soup. Add ginger and garlic and cook for one minute. Toss in the onions and sauté until tender.

🍲Mix Matzo meal (or bread crumbs), sautéed onions, salt, and pepper in a dish.

🍲Mix the tofu, vegetable broth, parsley, and remaining oil in a food processor or blender.
Add the tofu mixture to the matzo meal mixture and whisk to incorporate.
The batter should be chilled for 5 to 6 hours or overnight in a covered bowl.

🍲To prepare the soup, warm the oil in a pot over medium heat. The vegetables should be cooked until soft. Add the dal, parsley, and heated vegetable broth to the pot.

🍲Add salt and pepper to the food. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer the vegetables for the desired tenderness.

🍲Divide the matzo ball mixture into small, equal parts while the soup is cooking, and then roll them into little balls. Tofu Matzo balls should be added to the soup and simmered for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they float to the top and are thoroughly cooked. Serve it hot and get ready to dig in!

Everyone looks forward to monsoon after a scorching summer. This is the time when you crave something warm or hot as you wind down from a day of heavy rain or being stuck in traffic. That’s where these nourishing meals come into the picture!

These recipes are easy, quick, and so much tastier and healthier than canned goods.

We hope you try these recipes and have a monsoon filled with warm memories and warm bowls!

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