Chicken Soup - South Indian Style

 As we are approaching winter,the weather is getting colder day by day and we had our first snowfall yesterday.The cold weather calls for some light and hot foods,so prepared this yummy chicken soup and had it for our lunch.

Coming to the recipe,its a typical South Indian style with  the flavor of black pepper and other spices..A simple freshly ground spice powder is used to enhance the aroma of the soup.
This soup can be made in less than 30 minutes in a pressure cooker.Its a very comforting soup and I make it often in winter or kids get cold.Here I have used the boneless chicken,as my kids love,tender and soft chicken pieces in their soup.

I am running in the 94th edition of Blogging Marathon,Dish under 30 minutes,as theme.Needless to say this soup is one such dish,fits for the theme.Try this simple and yummy chicken soup and enjoy the winter.

                                                       Chicken Soup -South Indian Style

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
   Serves ~ 3 (generously)


Chicken( with bone or boneless)
200 gms
Onion(finely chopped)
1(medium size)
1 (medium size)
Ginger&garlic paste
1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1/2 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai
2 sprigs
1.5 tsp
2 tbs
Coriander leaves(finely chopped)
2 tbs

 To roast and powder

Black pepper/milagu
1.5 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1 tsp
Fennel seeds/sombu
1 tsp


  • Wash and clean the chicken and cut into bite size pieces.To the chicken add turmeric powder and a pinch of salt,mix it well and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan and to this add the cumin seeds,fennel seeds and black pepper.Dry roast it until a nice aroma comes out.Grind it to a coarse powder in a mortar and pestle,after cooling.Set it aside.
  • Heat a pressure cooker on a stove top and add  oil,add in the chopped onion and curry leaves,saute it with a pinch of  salt until translucent.Add in the ginger &garlic paste and fry it for a minute or until raw smell disappears.Add in the chopped tomato and mix it well.Cook it until mushy.
  • Add in the marinated chicken and give it a mix till it changes the color. Now add in the ground powder,red chilly powder,salt and mix it well.
  • Add around 4-.5 cups of water and add in some chopped coriander leaves.Cover the lid and pressure cook it for 4-5 whistles in a medium flame.After the pressure subsides,remove the lid and boil it for a minute and add some more chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve it warm with hot.

  • The spices given is for a medium spice level.Alter it according to personal preference.
  • Instead of red chilly powder,dried red chilly can be added along with the whole spices while roasting.



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Prefect soup for a sore throat na, i want a bowl of this super delicious soup rite now, lovely soup there Nalini.

Chicken soup is so comforting and apt for this weather. Nice presentation and beautiful pictures.

That soup with those pound spices just feels like what is needed for a chilled night... love the props used!

Amazing soup for this weather and I am sure all chicken lovers would grab that cup right away.

With freshly ground spice powder, this soup sounds so flavourful. I am making soup daily now, so will try your version once.

I think just about every culture has a version of chicken soup and I am always interested in trying the different versions. thanks for sharing!

This is such a perfect soup for the season! So simple to put together and so flavorful.

Simple soup perfect for the weather. I am sure the vegetable version will be just as good.

Chicken soup looks soo delicious. My garndma used to make this. Homemade soups are always so good and fresh.

That is such a yummy looking soup Nalini. Looks so comforting and hearty on a chilly night.

That's some fantastic soup clicks you have Nalini, too good..and the soup sounds good to try!

Why you are adding fennel to each and every dish in this blog?

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