Life after dark in winters is so dull; all you want to do is sit in your cozy home and not step out in the rainy weather. Our survival has been to whizz up some filling and vibrant soups that will keep me and the family nourished during the chilly winters and boost our energy levels. Soups are also easy to make for a weeknight dinner, when served with a piece of grilled cheese bread.  You can combine different ingredients and create different flavors! However, making a perfect winter soup in itself is a never- ending quest.

Here are 6 must-try soups in winters!

1. Thai Soup: A Perfect Partner

Soups are your best friend during the harsh, cold winters. They help your immune system stay strong and give you that warm, fuzzy feeling on the inside. Clear Thai Soup is an awesome remedy for combating the cold, and also high in vitamin C. Easy to make and very light on the stomach, you can enjoy Thai soup with fish crackers or toasted bread.

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2. Chicken, Shitake Mushroom, Bean Sprout Noodle Soup

Shiitake mushrooms can be bought in dried form. They are the best mushrooms for soups. Soft and absorbs flavors. This hearty bowl is perfect for the cold winter. Here is the simple recipe.

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3.  Chicken Corn Soup 

This soup is easy to put together and is commonly made in Pakistan.  I think for Pakistanis this is the most favorite soup! One of the few Chinese recipes adapted and cooked in Pakistani Kitchens. For some that’s the only kind of soup (well hot and sour soup too) You will find this soup on thela (street vendors), on roll-paratha shops, or cooked at home, as soon as winters hit Pakistan. Here is one hearty recipe for you to try!

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4. Tom Yum Goong Soup.

Tom Yum Goong (Kung) is as spicy as food can get. Period. No Pakistani/ Indian spicy food can compete with the heat level in this soup. Click here to get our easy recipe.

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5. Tom Kha Gai – Coconut Soup with Chicken

Tom Kha Gai (Coconut Soup with Chicken) – a creamy  Thai soup with aromatic ingredients like galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass and coriander.  You can make it Thai spicy by adding red chilies. This warming soup is a traditional Thai recipe that packs in fresh vegetables and spices, making a healthy supper.

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6.  Tomato Soup: A Special Addition

If you are looking for a perfect tomato soup recipe, look no further. This silky smooth and super versatile soup is perfect for the main course or the starter.

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Here are the 6 winter bowls of soup, don’t forget to share your favorite recipe in the comments below!

Duaa Asif

Business student, marketing enthusiast, foodie and an entrepreneur to be!