chicken manchow soup


Chicken Manchow Soup is a popular Indo-Chinese dish that combines the rich flavors of chicken, vegetables, and aromatic spices in a hearty, flavorful broth. This soup is known for its distinctive taste, slightly spicy kick, and the crunch of fried noodles on top. Follow this culinary guide to master the art of preparing Chicken Manchow Soup at home.


For the Soup:

  1. 200g boneless chicken, finely chopped
  2. 1/2 cup cabbage, shredded
  3. 1/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
  4. 1/4 cup capsicum, finely chopped
  5. 1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped
  6. 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  7. 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  8. 4 cups chicken broth
  9. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  10. 1 tablespoon vinegar
  11. 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  12. 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  13. Salt to taste
  14. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the Garnish:

  1. Fried noodles
  2. Spring onions, finely chopped


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Finely chop the chicken, cabbage, carrots, capsicum, and spring onions.
    • Mince the garlic and ginger.
  2. Sauté the Chicken:
    • Heat vegetable oil in a large pot or wok over medium-high heat.
    • Add minced garlic and ginger, sauté until fragrant.
    • Add chopped chicken and cook until it turns golden brown.
  3. Add Vegetables:
    • Add shredded cabbage, chopped carrots, capsicum, and spring onions to the chicken.
    • Stir-fry the vegetables for 2-3 minutes until they are slightly tender.
  4. Season the Mixture:
    • Pour in soy sauce, vinegar, and chili sauce. Mix well.
    • Season with black pepper and salt according to taste.
  5. Add Chicken Broth:
    • Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil.
    • Reduce the heat to simmer and let it cook for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  6. Thicken the Soup:
    • If you prefer a thicker consistency, mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with a little water to form a slurry.
    • Slowly add the slurry to the soup while stirring continuously until the desired thickness is achieved.
  7. Prepare the Garnish:
    • In a separate pan, heat oil for frying the noodles.
    • Fry the noodles until they turn golden brown and crispy.
    • Drain excess oil using a paper towel.
  8. Serve:
    • Ladle the hot Chicken Manchow Soup into bowls.
    • Garnish with fried noodles and finely chopped spring onions.

Tips and Variations:

  1. Spice Level: Adjust the spice level according to your preference by controlling the amount of chili sauce.
  2. Vegetarian Option: Substitute chicken with tofu or add more vegetables for a vegetarian version.
  3. Crunchy Texture: Ensure the noodles are crispy before garnishing to add a delightful crunch to the soup.
  4. Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best flavor.


Chicken Manchow Soup is a delightful fusion of Chinese and Indian flavors that is sure to warm your soul. With this comprehensive guide, you can now recreate this restaurant-style soup in the comfort of your own kitchen. Experiment with the spice levels and vegetable combinations to tailor the soup to your liking. Enjoy the rich and comforting taste of homemade Chicken Manchow Soup!

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