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11 Winter Soup Recipes That Will Warm You Up

By Anubha Das

Updated - Dec. 15, 2022 12 min read

Soup is the cuisine that best represents the winter season. Nothing beats digging into a warm cup of soup after a long day at work or out fighting the cold – it's soul food at its finest. We've got the best winter soup recipes for you, whether you're a culinary genius looking to try out some amazingly unique soup flavors or you're trying to prepare a quick midweek supper with the leftover veggies in the fridge.


So check out this list of some of the best soups to prepare at home this season and warm up with your loved ones.



1. Radish Soup with Tofu Miso Cream

The soup is made with the popular winter vegetable radish, which is combined with spring onion, celery, and vegetable stock, and garnished with cream made of tofu, orange juice, and honey — a perfect winter soup recipe. 


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  • 2 Medium radishes, peeled
  • 1 stalk spring onion with greens
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 20 gms leeks (minced)
  • 20 gms celery (minced)
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1/2 liter stock
  • 1/2 orange (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp miso paste, large
  • 1 bunch of spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp light soya sauce


For the Cream:

  1. 50 gms tofu
  2. 1 tsp miso (A Japanese seasoning)
  3. 1 tbsp honey
  4. 1/2 orange (juiced)
  5. 1 tsp orange zest
  6. A pinch of togarashi pepper (A Japanese condiment, you can substitute with red chili pepper)



  1. Heat oil in a pan, sauté radishes, radish leaves, spring onion greens, and sauté.
  2. Add minced celery and leeks and give it a nice mix.
  3. Add the grated ginger.
  4. Deglaze with orange juice.
  5. Add one big spoonful of miso paste.
  6. Give a nice stir, and then add the vegetable stock.
  7. Bring to a steady simmer.
  8. Enhance with orange zest.


For the Tofu Miso Cream:

  1. In a mixer add tofu, orange juice, honey, and 1 tbsp of the soup, and blend till nice and luscious.
  2. Mix the tofu miso cream with the soup.
  3. Add spinach leaves, soya sauce, togarashi peppers, and a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil.
  4. Serve in a nice bowl.
  5. Garnish with bean sprouts.





2. Baby Corn Soup

This delicious soup is replete with a myriad of flavors from baby corn to mushrooms, cabbage, and capsicum. A perfect meal to ward off the winter blues. Here’s the baby corn soup recipe:


Image Courtesy: Easy Cooking With Molly



  • 1 cup baby corn slit into two, lengthwise
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp ginger-finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic-finely chopped
  • 1 tsp green chilies-finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves-finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cabbage-finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp capsicum-finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp mushrooms-finely chopped
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 4 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Salt as required




  1. In a pan, stir-fry the ginger, garlic, coriander leaves, and green chilies for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the corn, vegetables (except cabbage), pepper, and salt, and stir-fry 2-3 times.
  3. Add the soya sauce, water, and salt. Let it boil, reduce the heat and add the cornflour mixed with water and stir constantly till it thickens slightly, then add the cabbage.
  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately.


3. Turnip and Zucchini Soup

If sabzi made with turnip doesn't please your palate, use it to make a yummy soup. Turnip winter soup recipe can be flanked by other healthy foods of zucchini and spinach. If you think the veggies are too much, just add a dash of lime juice and make it taste just to your liking.


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  • 1/ cup water
  • 2 tbsp onions, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup turnip, chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini or use can also use bottle gourd
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • A handful of chopped spinach
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger, chopped fine
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • A pinch of salt




  1. In a pan add a little bit of water about 1/4 cup.
  2. Add to that the onions and garlic.
  3. Let them saute in the water for a few minutes till it starts leaving a nice aroma.
  4. Now add the turnip. Cover it and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. After 5 minutes uncover and add the zucchini.
  6. Now add some vegetable stock.
  7. Once the vegetables become soft and tender add the spinach.
  8. Add a little more stock to adjust the consistency.
  9. Add the ginger, lemon juice, and salt.
  10. Mix well. When the veggies are cooked enough puree it in a blender.
  11. Leave some veggies and stock in the pan.
  12. Add the puree back to the pan of veggies.
  13. Heat it and serve.
  14. Garnish with chopped coriander and black pepper.





4. Corn and Miso Soup

If you love corn, you'll love this soup even more. Boil corn kernels and blend to make a thick, creamy soup, topped with a drizzle of chili oil. This is one heavenly winter soup recipe you cannot ignore.


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  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 1/4 cup corn kernels (creamed)
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp white miso
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (freshly ground)
  • For drizzling chili oil



  1. In a medium pot, add corn and creamed corn kernels and add 2 cups of vegetable stock, add more of the stock if required.
  2. Bring to a boil, and simmer until stock is infused with corn flavor, for about ½ an hour.
  3. Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Sauté onion until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add miso and ½ cup corn stock and stir to dissolve miso.
  5. Add corn kernels and another ½ cup corn stock and cook until corn is cooked through about 2 minutes. Set it aside and let it cool.
  6. Blend till smooth. Add stock. Strain soup through a fine-mesh soup strainer, back into the pot, and season it with salt and pepper. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. Pour the soup into 4 bowls and drizzle with chili oil.
  8. Serve piping hot.





5. Beetroot Soup

The best way to use winter-special beetroot (chakundar) is to turn it into a delightful soup. Bottle gourd, potatoes, onion, and tomatoes bring in their own health benefits and loads of flavors, and gels well with beetroot soup recipe.


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  • 1 cup beetroot (chopped), peeled
  • 1 cup bottle gourd (ghiya) (chopped), peeled
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup potato (chopped), peeled
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, powdered
  • Cream
  • For garnishing, coriander leaves, chopped




  1. Place the beetroot, bottle gourd, onion, tomato, and potato with two cups of water in a pan.
  2. Bring to a boil and then simmer till all the vegetables are soft.
  3. Cool and blend in a blender. Strain through a sieve.
  4. Add sugar, salt, and black pepper.
  5. Serve hot or chilled garnished with cream and coriander leaves.





6. Beetroot and Coconut Soup

Another soup with coconut that you just can't dislike; because the creamy and nutty flavors of coconut milk will lift up its taste and make it one the best winter meals. A dash of lime will add some zing to your Beetroot-coconut soup recipe — something people welcome happily.


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  • 2 small onions, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 green chili, grated
  • 1 lemongrass, chopped
  • 5-6 lime leaves
  • 1 beetroot, chopped
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar/ white vinegar/ white wine
  • 250 ml vegetable stock
  • To season salt and pepper
  • 200 ml tetra pack of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp cream




  1. Add the green chilies, lemongrass, and lime leaves. Mix well.
  2. Add chopped beetroot and mix all the ingredients well.
  3. Add a splash of rice vinegar.
  4. After giving it a quick stir, add the stock. Adjust the stock according to your vegetables.
  5. Now add some salt and pepper and pour in the coconut milk and stir.
  6. Let the soup simmer for about 10 minutes.
  7. Put it in a blender and blend. Add some cream and fresh herbs to garnish.
  8. Best served chilled.



7. French Pea Soup

Have you noticed the fresh seasonal peas that you get in winter taste so sweet and delicious? Imagine what a hot, creamy soup made with peas would taste like. Saute´ peas with onions and boil, then grind to make a puree and serve hot with a dollop of cream. Simple, right? It’s a must try winter soup recipe.


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  • 500 gm shelled peas
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste




  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onion and saute till white.
  2. Now add the peas and saute for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add seasoning and vegetable stock.
  4. Give it a boil and simmer till the peas are cooked.
  5. Puree in a grinder. Heat again and serve hot topped with fresh cream.




8. Almond and Mushroom Soup

Almonds have a certain warming property that we can make full use of during winter. Combine some almonds with mushrooms and make this mouth-watering soup amped up with some milk and cream. A great choice for winter soup.


Image Courtesy: Wishesh



  • 1/2 cup almonds, soaked and peeled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 50 gms mushrooms (wiped) and chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp maida
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • 4 tbsp cream




  1. Chop 2 tbsp almonds and keep aside.
  2. Blend the rest of the almonds with the milk.
  3. Heat the butter and oil and add the chopped almonds and mushrooms till a little glossy.
  4. Add the maida and saute over low heat till changes color slightly.
  5. Add the water a little at a time, stirring all the time to blend well. (There should be no lumps of maida).




9. Coconut-Chicken Soup Recipe

This Thai-Inspired soup is an aromatic soup that is made with Chicken stock & Coconut milk. This soup has all the essential lip-smacking combos of sweet, sour, and heat. If you are looking for healthy winter soup recipes, this is it.


Image Courtesy: MyRecipes




  • 2 tsp oil (whatever you like)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped capsicum 
  • 3 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic clove minced
  • 2-inch lemongrass
  • 4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast
  • ½ cup green onion strips
  • Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice




  1. Heat oven over medium temperature 
  2. Add oil 
  3. Add mushrooms, chopped capsicum, ginger, garlic clove, and lemongrass, then cook for 3 minutes and keep stirring occasionally.
  4. Add chilli paste, then cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add coconut milk & chicken stock, fish sauce, and sugar, and let it simmer for 10 minutes at low heat.
  6. Now add chicken to the pan and cook for one and a half minutes
  7. Remove the lemongrass and serve hot topping up with onion and coconut milk cream 




10. Multi-vegetable soup

Veggies contain vitamins and minerals which protect you against the common cold and help the body to improve the immune system in winter. One of the easiest winter soup recipes to try in 2023.


Image Courtesy: Love and Lemon




  • 250 g carrots, peas, sweet corn, green beans, cabbage, capsicum (all vegetables)
  • 2, tbsp oil 
  • 2, tsp chopped ginger
  • 4, garlic clove minced garlic
  • 1 cup spring onion green
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 2-inch cinnamon 
  • Salt 
  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • Chilli flakes 
  • Spring onion greens 




  1. Rinse all veggies well, and chop all of them in the same size
  2. Also, chopped ginger & garlic 
  3. Heat oil in a pan and saute a spring onion, ginger, and garlic for a maximum of 2 minutes
  4. Then 1st add all the leafy green veggies and fry them for 2 to 3 minutes to have a delicious aroma.
  5. Add vegetable stocks or water 
  6. Let them cook till they become very tender
  7. While another side, in a bowl, add cornstarch in the water while stirring them well to avoid lump
  8. Add the cornstarch when all vegetables get tender while stirring and cook until it turns a little bit thick.
  9. Add salt, sugar, and crushed pepper, and add chilli flakes
  10. Top up with spring onion and serve hot multi veggies soup.




11. Spicy Lentil Soup

If you’re looking for a healthy, delectable winter soup that you can make with minimal effort, try this flavourful Indian spiced lentil soup. 

Image Courtesy: A Farmgirl's Dabble




  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup red onion chopped
  • 1 cup  chopped carrots 
  • 1 cup chopped  tomatoes 
  • 1 cup brown lentils clean 
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • Salt according to your taste
  • ½  tsp pepper 
  • 1 tbsp lime juice and red pepper flakes 
  • Naan or bread crumbs 




  1. Cook the vegetables with one spoon of olive oil in a deep utensil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, carrot, and garlic and cook for 8 to 9 minutes until it gets softened.
  3. Add remaining items like tomatoes, lentils, garam masala, salt, and pepper, then add vegetable stock and thyme.
  4. Now let the soup simmer at low heat for almost 30 minutes. 
  5. Scoop out 2 cups of soup, and let them cool for a few minutes then blend until it becomes creamy smooth.
  6. Mix this blended soup in the pot and add lemon juice
  7. Now serve hot with tomato topping.



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Brave the harsh weather of peak winter by keeping yourself warm from within. Do try these winter-special soup recipes and let us know how you liked them in the comments section below.



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