Clear Vegetables and Beans soup

Clear Vegetables and Beans  soup

Clear Vegetables and beans soup- This clear soup with vegetables and red kidney beans (Rajma beans) is a healthy, flavourful, wholesome vegetarian soup, with goodness of loads of veggies and protein packed red kidney beans.

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Soups are always my go to meals when i want something nutritious , healthy ,filling and easy to cook recipe. During winters, soups offer a bowl of delicious warmth. Soups are so very versatile. You can have it as a snack, a mid day meal, or it can be a complete meal in itself.

Soups especially clear soups with vegetables (also called thin soups )are very healthy, guilt free and wholesome option to have. Clear soups are a great option when someone is sick and need to avoid solid diet.

This recipe of vegetable clear soup with red kidney beans is also high in proteins and fiber due to the addition of red kidney beans , and Paneer.

If you are still not convinced on having soups, check out this article on why should be soups your best friend! Im sure you will be adding soups to your daily diet.

Clear Vegetables and Beans soup
Clear soup with vegetables and red kidney beans

Why should you try this clear soup with vegetables and red kidney beans recipe?

The reasons this clear vegetable soup is one of our favourite soups-

1.You don’t have to think which vegetable soup to make, or go to the grocery stores to get the main ingredients for this soup recipe. You can use any leftover veggies that you have in fridge.

2.This is a no blend soup. You do not need a blender for this soup recipe.This is a clear vegetable soup, as the name suggests, and it has a nice crunchy texture with a hearty flavourful vegetable broth.

3.Clear soup with vegetables is perfect for you if you are looking to add more veggies in your diet, without adding much carbs and fats. This is perfect, in the sense that it uses minimal amount of oil, and it is so very light on stomach. It is full of all the goodness and crunchiness of fresh vegetables and beans with a huge punch of flavours.

4.This is a healthy clear soup, and is very healing and soothing for the body. Perfect for the days when you feel a bit under the weather. It has a good amount of ginger and garlic that makes this soup warming and comforting.

5. It is a very versatile recipe. You can add vegetables of your choice, and omit any veggies that you do not like. Also you can use any protein. This recipe uses paneer. However you can replace paneer with any plant based protein like tofu, tempeh , or any animal based protein like chicken.

This is a clear soup, with crunchy vegetables in every bite. If you prefer something which has a more smooth and creamy consistency, check out the creamy mushroom soup or Butternut squash and red pepper soup with walnuts recipe on the blog.

Clear Vegetables and Beans soup
Clear soup with vegetables and red kidney beans

Preparing veggies for the vegetables clear soup with beans

This recipe of clear soup useds veggies like mushrooms , spring onions, leeks, sweet corns, mangetout beans/peas , french beans , carrots ,cooked red kidney beans  (tinned red kidney beans ), and green capsicum along with paneer cubes (Indian cottage cheese) .

As mentioned earlier you can replace paneer with your choice of protein like tofu, if for some reason you do not want to use paneer.

Adding loads of fresh garlic and ginger while sauteing the veggies to make this veggie soup flavourful and it also acts a a great immunity booster.

Clear Vegetables and Beans soup
Clear soup with vegetables and Beans

Vegetable and protein options for clear vegetable soup

This is a vegetable clear soup, so of course any vegetables can go in it. You can add peas if you like.

Tiny pieces of sweet potato, or squash also go well in this soup.

Spinach leaves is another way of adding greens to this soup.

You can avoid adding mushrooms if you are not a mushroom lover.

Adding leeks, and mangetout peas is also optional. These can be omitted, if you do not have them.

The red kidney beans or rajma are great and make this soup protein rich. Beans also add loads of fibers and they make the soup filling.

In this recipe i have used fresh boiled beans, however you can absolutely use canned beans . Normally i would use organic canned beans in water.

The red kidney beans in the soup can be replaced with cooked chickpeas, black chickpeas ,butter beans , black beans or black eyed peas.

Adding paneer , adds a soft chewy texture to this soup. It balances out the overall texture of this soup .

To make this a clear soup with vegetables vegan you can replace paneer with Tofu.

For those who prefer chicken, you can skip adding paneer, and add cooked , diced or pulled chicken in this soup recipe.

Clear Vegetables and Beans soup
Clear Vegetables soup with Beans

Using french beans, capsicum, carrots, and sweet corn add a beautiful Asian flavour , and a nice crunch to this soup, so i would recommend not omitting these veggies in the soup.

Step by step to cook clear soup with vegetables and beans

Heat a little oil , any oil would do. I use either olive oil, or sesame oil.

Slightly sauté ginger and garlic , in the oil for 3-4 minutes. Do not brown it.

Add finely chopped spring onions, chopped mushrooms and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.

Now add rest of the vegetables- leeks, mangetout peas, french beans, carrots, capsicum and red kidney beans.

Drizzle a dash of white wine vinegar, and little soya sauce .

Mix everything well, and add water or Vegetable broth.

Add salt and freshly ground pepper as per your taste.

Cover and let it cook for another 8-10 minutes.

Uncover. Check for seasoning, and adjust it as per your taste if required.

Clear Vegetables and Beans soup
Clear Vegetables and Beans soup

Cooking Red Kidney beans

Cooked beans come in really handy to be added to your salads, wraps, sandwiches, adding them to soups, or even making a simple hummus.

I always keep cooked beans, or chickpeas in my fridge. As mentioned you can use canned beans for this recipe.

However if you prefer cooking from scratch here is how to cook red kidney beans for the clear vegetable soup.

Rinse and soak the red kidney beans in enough water for 5-6 hours or even overnight.

Now rinse once before cooking.

Add the red kidney beans in a pressure cooker with double the amount of water, and a little salt.

Cook for almost 20 minutes on medium heat .

Once done , sieve the beans and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

These stay good for 3-4 days.

Punjabi Rajma Curry
Soaked beans

Punjabi Rajma Curry
Cooked beans

Serving the clear vegetables and beans soup

To serve, pour hot soup in a bowl, and add a drizzle of toasted sesame oil, or any herb infused oil.

I love topping mine with sesame oil, because it adds a really nice flavour to the soup.

Garnish the soup with freshly ground pepper, spring onion greens, chopped coriander.

If you like a kick of spice, add chopped red chillies, and sprinkle a few toasted sesame seeds.

Clear Vegetables and Beans soup
Clear soup with Vegetables and Beans

This soup can be had on its own or goes perfectly with a side of toasted bruschetta, or garlic bread.

You can also add some boiled noodles in the soup to make it a complete asian vegetarian meal.

Enjoy this simple but healthy meal, with your family, and they are going to love you for serving this.

Clear Vegetables and Beans soup
Clear Vegetables and Beans soup

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Clear Vegetables and Beans soup

Clear vegetable soup with beans

anubhav mahajan
A healthy, flavourful, wholesome soup, with goodness of loads of vegetables and protein packed beans.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course accompaniment, Appetizer, Soup, Soups
Cuisine Chinese, Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tbsp oil Seasame oil, or any cooking oil
  • 4-5 mushrooms chopped
  • 2-3 spring onions chopped
  • a handful leeks
  • 2-3 tbsp sweet corns i used frozen, you can use fresh if available
  • 7-8 cloves garlic chopped fine
  • 8-10 mangatout beans diced
  • 8-10 french beans chopped
  • 2 tbsp cooked red beans you can use chickpeas instead
  • 1/4 cup chopped paneer cubes or replace this with tofu
  • 1/2 green capcsicum/ pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 inch ginger chopped finely
  • 1 tsp Soya sauce
  • 2 tsp White wine vinegar

For garnishing

  • Sesame oil
  • sesame seeds slightly toasted
  • fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • Spring onion greens
  • freshly ground pepper


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped ginger  and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes. do not brown. Add spring onions, sauté for 2-3 minutes.
    Clear Vegetables and Beans soup
  • Add mushrooms. Sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add rest of the vegatbles , and beans and mix well. Sauté everything these for 3-4 minutes. 
    Add paneer cubes.
    Clear Vegetables and Beans soup
  • Add salt and pepper, vinegar and soya sauce.
  • Add 4 cups water. Cover and let simmer for 8-10 minutes. 
  • Serve hot, topped with sesame oil (or olive oil), fresh spring onion greens, some coriander. 
    Clear Vegetables and Beans soup
Keyword Soup, soups, vegetable soup, vegetarian, clear broth, vegetable broth, chinese soup

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