Chicken Soup For Soul


Chicken Soup For Soul

A light but nutritious soup with the least number of ingredients
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 1 no Cornish Hen or Nadan Kozhi
  • 3 nos Onion sliced, medium
  • 6 - Garlic pods crushed
  • 2 nos Ginger crushed, 1" piece
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt As reqd
  • Pepper As reqd
  • 1 tbsp Oil or butter
  • Coriander leaves chopped


  • Clean and cut the chicken into 8 pieces.
  • :- Make sure that every piece of bone has atleast one end bare of meat.
  • Heat oil/butter in a pan.
  • Saute the onions until glossy and light pink.
  • Add the chicken and saute on a low flame for about 2 mins.
  • Add turmeric, ginger and garlic and saute for another minute.
  • Pour enough water into the chicken to cover it up.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Cook on a high flame, until the mixture boils nicely; uncovered.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cover and cook for around half an hour.
  • :- Check for the meat to fall off the bones by picking it with a fork. If needed, return it to high heat. :- Check for seasonings. Now is the time to adjust salt and pepper as per your need.
  • When onions are completely mushy and meat is very tender and falling off bones, add the coriander leaves and cover.
  • Remove from heat.
  • :- Serve with toasted white bread or just as it is.
  • :- If you like smooth soup, add the coriander leaves unchopped and remove it as well as ginger pieces and bones before serving.
  • :- For thickening, add 1 tsp of corn flour mixed with 1 tbsp of water just before removing from fire. Let it boil for 2 more mins and follow from Step 10.
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