Learn how to make Creamy Vegetarian Corn Chowder recipe with step by step pictures. Winter special soup Vegetarian Creamy Cheesy Corn Chowder makes for a perfect light meal!
Thick Bottom Pan/Pot
1 cup = 250ml, 1 tbsp = 15ml, 1 tsp = 5ml
1cupSweet Corn KernelsFresh & Tender
1Small Onion Finely Chopped
1Medium Potato Chopped
5-6Garlic Cloves Finely Chopped
2-3tbspCheddar Cheeseanything expect Mozzarella
1/2tspFresh Ground Black Peppercornsadjust per preference
Salt as needed
Water as needed
In a heavy bottom pan, heat 1 tsp Olive Oil/Butter. Add 5-6 Garlic Cloves finely chopped.
As they turn to change color, add 1 small onion finely chopped.
Fry it until translucent and add 1 medium potato chopped.
Stir-fry and cook for 3-4 mins on low flame. Add 1 cup sweet corn kernels.
Add salt as needed and cook for another 2-3 mins on low flame.
Now add 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of milk.
Cook on medium flame until the soup starts to boil. Keep it covered and cook for 10-12 mins until everything is cooked soft.
Strain the soup and separate the liquid. Let the corn mixture cool down completely.
Grind into a smooth paste in blender. You can save 1-2 tbsp of the corn mixture to add some texture to the soup or top off before serving.
Add it along with the saved liquid back to the pan. Add another cup of water as needed. Mix well without any lumps.
Add 2-3 tbsp of cheddar cheese and cook until the cheese is melted completely.
Finally add 1/2 tsp crushed black peppercorns on top. Remove from heat.
If serving in bread bowl, scoop/carve out a well at the center of the bun and apply a layer of olive oil. Toast in preheated oven for 10mins at 180°C. Pour over the warm soup, top off with extra cream or cheese and saved corn mixture. Sprinkle crushed pepper on top and serve warm immediately.
Apart from potatoes, finely chopped carrots & celery sticks can also be added.
It is optional to grind the soup to a creamy consistency. Chunky chowder is just as delicious too.
Adjust the amount of milk, cheese and cream depending on the calorie preference.
The chowder solidifies on cooling down, just add some water and reheat it before serving.