Grated Lotus Root Soup

A quick and healthy miso-based soup. The grated lotus root adds a thickness that will keep you warm on a cold winter day!

Grated Lotus Root Soup
Photographed by Masaya Suzuki


Recipe by
Atsuko Matsumoto

Easy

Vegetables

Soups & Stews

Healthy

100kcal

15minutes

Ingredients (Serves 4-5)

  • 160 g lotus root
  • 1 abura-age
  • Seri, as needed
  • 1200 ml dashi
  • [A]

    • 3 tbsp sake
    • 3 tbsp mirin
    • 80 to 100 g miso
  • Potato starch
    Note

    Used if the soup isn't thick enough

Directions

1

Peel and grate the lotus root. Grill or pan-fry the abura-age without oil until both sides are browned and cut into bite-sized rectangular strips. Roughly chop the seri.

2

Place the dashi in a pot and put over medium heat until it starts to simmer. Add the ingredients listed under [A], adjusting the flavor as needed. Add the grated lotus root along with its juice into the soup and mix thoroughly. Once the soup becomes thick, pour into individual bowls. Sprinkle the abura-age strips evenly, then add the seri on top and serve.

Advice

If the soup isn't thick enough, dissolve potato starch in water at a 1:2 ratio and add into the soup as needed.