Friday, December 31, 2021

Zero Oil Veggie & Millet Noodle Soup

Advance New Year Wishes to everyone! Start the New Year with healthy recipes just like this soup! 

This is a very healthy soup perfect for the weather. The brothy soup filled with veggies and some millet noodles makes a wholesome and nutritious soup. Did I tell you that this is zero oil soup? Yes, no oil to butter! zero fat soup! This soup is vegan too!

Garlic, ginger, green onions, cilantro, pepper, and lime )of course salt too) add immense flavor to this simple soup. This soup can rejuvenate you! A perfect detox soup! Whether you are sick, or getting better, or fit, this soup is perfect for any meal.

This soup is made with millet noodles. If you can't find millet noodles, replace with thin rice noodles. Millet and rice noodles cook very quickly. So the procedure is same. If you do not have any of these, replace with thin flour noodles and adjust cooking time accordingly. This soup will be very delicious!

This nutritious soup can be prepared easily. All it take is at the maximum 15 minutes cooking time and 15 prep time, that is cutting veggies. Cabbage, bell pepper, and carrots are easy to chop and provide excellent nutrition. Bring a pot of water to boil and start chopping. This could save a few minutes of time while making this soup.

The heat comes from the black pepper and chopped Thai green chiles. While serving add a few slices of Thai chiles and some ginger slices for extra flavor boost! Serve with optional lime wedges to adjust taste. Black Tea Noodles is a similar broth based noodles but flavored with hot tea, and another favorite one of ours! If you like creamier soup, try this Vegan Curried Cabbage Soup and Thai Coconut Curry Noodles made with coconut milk and flour noodles. In the virtual culinary journey across the globe, I have shared vegetarian and vegan recioes for many noodles that are soupy or stir-fried versions. Check my A-Z Noodles From Around The World for yummy recipes!

My Partner Seema of MildlyIndian gave me two secret ingredients - "Millet and Lime" for our Shhhh secret cooking challenge. In this group, we partner up with a buddy and give two secret ingredients to each other for a chosen theme for the month. This month's theme is healthy recipes! We share our photograph of the food made using this ingredient ot the rest of the group to guess. It is very interesting and if you like to join, click here for details. 

Seema, my partner has an amazing blog with wonderful recipes. In turn, I gave her spices and carrots as secret ingredients and she whipped up this delicious Curried Carrot and Celery Soup using garam masala and carrots. Her Vaghereli Rotli and Karela Ka Bharta are tastier! 

So, back to my secret ingredients.  I had a pack of kodo millet vermicelli and with just soaking in hot water, it gets ready, I added them in the soup as the last addition. With one minute simmer, it was perfect! 

I am also linking to Souper Sundays by Deb of Kahakai Kitchen, Wonderful Wednesday, Thursday Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, and What's for Dinner.

Update: This was featured on Full Plate Thursday 570.

Serves 4

Water - 5 cups
Garlic - 1 tsp
Ginger- 1 tsp
Carrots - 3/4 cup, grated
Bell pepper - 2/3 cup, sliced
Cabbage - 1 cup, sliced
Green peas - 1/2 cup, fresh or frozen
Salt - 1.5 tsp
Green chili - 2, finely chopped
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Green onion - 2, sliced
Cilantro - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Kodo millet noodles - 2/3 cup


Add the green beans,ginger, garlic, green chili, white parts of green onions to two cups of  water and boil for 2 minutes.

Add the cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, peas, remaining water, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 2-4 minutes until the veggies are crisp tender.

Add the millet noodles and simmer for a minute. Gently mix the noodles around when adding so that they do not clump.

The millet would soak up and cook pretty soon.

Add the lime juice, green onions, and cilantro.

Ladle into bowls, garnish with extra cilantro, green onions, sliced ginger and Thai chile. Serve with a lime wedge too!


  1. Your veggie millet noodle soup looks like a perfect bowl of soup for a very cold winter day. We are featuring your post on Full Plate Thursday, 570 this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Glad to hear and Thank you Miz Helen for featuring this delicious soup!

  2. It looks beautiful and colorful and contains a wonderful amount of healthy vegetables. I'm oil free so I really welcome this recipe.

  3. A delicious and healthy soup Radha. Like how you've added millet vermicelli. Perfect soup for the cold weather. I would love to enjoy it as a meal.

    1. It is a great meal for the weather, Mayuri! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Your millet noodle soup looks so colorful and inviting. I am so tempted to eat it off the screen. It's a fine testament of clean eating. Would love to give it a try this winter.

  5. Wow this noodle soup with millet noodles and veggies is so healthy. Love the different colours of the soup.

  6. This soup sounds right up my alley! With the veggies and millet noodles going in, it's not just delicious but hearty and healthy too. I'd love to have this for a light lunch or dinner.

  7. Zero oil veggie millet noodle soup is so nutritious . Perfect for the cold wet weather .Hearty soup that is so filling and easy to cook.

  8. This zeo oil vegetable loaded millet noodles soup sounds such a healthy and flavorful treat especially after indulging in festive foods.

  9. Wow such a healthy and tasty soup, love to start and end my day with this kind of healthy soup. Liked the taste of millet noodles taste in soup.

  10. These millet noodle soup looks so hearty and enjoyable dish for winters. I love the addition of variety of veggies in it.

  11. I have the SAME packet of Anil Varagu vermicelli which is yet to see the light of the day, and voila ur recipe is becknong to be simply recreated, RAdha! awesome !

  12. Vegetables millet soup sounds super healthy and absolutely delicious. Loved that its zero oil recipe. Perfect for health watchers. I would love to have it bowlful as a complete meal.

  13. Noodle soup with lot of veggies looks so colorful and delicious. so healthy and nutritious soup. I can enjoy it guiltfree

  14. This millet veggie soup is perfect for the winter. Packed with whole lot of nutrients and goodness of all veggies this soup will be a hit with all age groups

  15. This is such a delicious and healthy noodle soup Radha. Lovely use of millet vermicelli. Perfect soup for the cold weather.

  16. This soup makes life look so simple. I am so happy that this zero fuss, millet and vegetable soup is what you chose for this month.