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Thai Tom Kha Soup

I love Thai food esp with lemon grass / Lime/ Lemon leaves. It gives really good flavour to the dish. I am not a big fan of coconut. However last week when we went out for lunch with my office colleagues they have ordered Tom Kha Soup & to my surprise I loved it. When I was asking for recipe from my Thai friend it is very similar to Tom Yam Soup. So I have decided to give it a try this weekend. It came out pretty good

Coconut Milk – 300 ml ( I have used Coconut milk made at home).  You can use canned or pocket one. If it is think reduce it to 250ml
Vegetable stock / Water – 2 cupsLemon Grass – 1 stalk (Cut into 1 inch pieces)Galangal/Galanga – 3 one inch pieces ( I Didn't have it so used ginger instead)
Lime Leaves - 5-7
Thai Chilli green / red –7-9 (Chilli Padi. Slit into two) adjust to your spice level
Salt – to taste
Soy Sauce – one teaspoon
Palm Sugar / Jaggery – 1/2 teaspoon
Thai Basil leaves – 15-20 leaves
Tomato – 1 cut into 2 inch pieces
Button Mushrooms – 10-15 (cut into 3 equal pieces)
Broccoli - 1 Cup (florets
)Extra Firm Tofu – 3 Cups (Cubed into 1 inch pieces)
Thai Basil – 2 sprigs
Spring Onions – 1 stalk, chopped
Lime – 1 (squeeze the juice)
Coriander leaves / Cilantro – 2 tablespoons (finely chopped)

Other vegetables can be added - Carrot / baby corn. (I didn't add because I had enough vegetables from mushrooms, Tofu etc..)
Using hand pedal crush lemon grass, Ginger and keep it aside. Heat big pan. Reduce the flame to medium. Add coconut milk and allow it to boil. Add vegetable stock (or water) to it and allow it to come to a boil on medium heat.
Add in the Lemon Grass, ginger, Lime Leaves, and Thai Chillies. Mix and allow the soup to boil for 15 minutes.Add in the jaggery, Soy Sauce and the Salt to taste and get the right balance.
Add all the vegetables and Tofu. Cook the vegetables in medium flame. No need to close the lid
Add a few Basil Leaves and spring onions to the Soup.Once the Soup is boiling, switch it off and  add in the Lime Juice. Serve the soup hot garnish with few basil leaves and coriander/ cilantro.

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  1. This looks light yet so very flavourful and tasty.

  2. Love the flavourful and tempting...

  3. Must be very healthy...with those lot of veggies...Love it..the presentation, the texture of the soup....everything...

  4. I just love Thai flavors, very tempting.

  5. Love Thai food, the soup looks absolutely delicious..

  6. I am big fan of Thai Food and this soup seems to be amazing.. I have recently started experimenting with coconut milk in my cooking and I am absolutely loving it ..

    immediately bookmarked. !!

  7. One of my favourite cuisine is Thai, soup looks fabulous and beautiful.

  8. Delicious thai soup, I love them as it has coconut milk and lot of veggies.

  9. This is my favorite soup when I eat thai. Going to have to try very soon.

  10. Must be yummy.. love to taste it ;)

  11. wow yummy soup,i too a gr8 fan of tom yum...loved this too:)

  12. wow..this looks yumm and filling.. sure going to try this out soon...nice clicks dear.

  13. Delicious and flavorful soup.Nice clicks

  14. Love this...

  15. Super tempting and flavorful soup...

  16. Thai is one my fav cuisine this is tempting me a lot.Was just thinking today that it has been a while since we went to a Thai restaurant so I m off to a Thai restaurant for the next eating out :)

  17. never tried lemon grass before.. beautiful presentation..

  18. Flavourful and tempting. Need a bowl


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