Spiced Clear Chicken Soup

Don’t we all have grey days when we crave for our mum’s special chicken soup? Well! I don’t claim to imitate mum’s cooking but this spiced clear chicken soup comes close. Combining the goodness of whole spices with the nutrition of chicken broth, its perfect for that lingering cold which refuses to go away. A complete wholesome meal for sure!

Spiced Clear Chicken Soup


  • Chicken drumsticks-250gm
  • Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf- 2 small
  • Cinnamon sticks- ½ inch
  • Big and small whole cardamoms- 2 and 4 pieces each
  • Star anise- 1 whole flower
  • Mace- One small portion
  • Black pepper- ½ teaspoon
  • Cloves- 4-6 pieces
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1.5 tablespoon
  • Onion- 1 medium chopped fine
  • Tomato-1/2 medium chopped fine
  • Salt- 1.5 teaspoon
  • Turmeric-1 teaspoon
  • Ghee or coconut oil-1 tablespoon


  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker or wok and add cumin seeds
  2. When the seeds start to splutter, add the remaining whole spices and roast for a minute stirring continuously on medium-high heat
  3. Add onion and ginger-garlic paste and stir for another five minutes until the onions are brown
  4. Add the drumsticks, tomato, salt and turmeric and mix well
  5. Add one and a half cups of water, seal the pressure cooker and cook until the chicken is soft. If using a normal work, cover and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally making sure there is enough water to maintain soup consistency


Calories per bowl of soup- 200
Nutrition- Good fat/ Protein punch/Low carb/Vitamin C
It does wonders for your-Heart, Skin, Hair, Bowels, Immunity, Quality of sleep
This is “My 8pm Meal”

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