Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup | How to make Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup

By Priti Shetty Naiga  |  17th Sep 2016  |  
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Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soupby Priti Shetty Naiga
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    20

    mins
  • Serves

    4

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About Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup Recipe

‘Tom Kha Gai’ is one of the most delicious Asian soup I had ever tried. And, as the name suggests, the base of this soup is coconut milk and you cannot make it with out this. It has an intense and aromatic flavour, and has a rich and creamy touch from the coconut milk. This recipe is adapted from a lovely blog Eating Thai Food by Mark Wiens. I have done few changes to suit my taste and requirement. Hope you like this authentic Thai Soup post. Do give it a try, and let me know your feedback on it.

Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup by Priti Shetty Naiga has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup is a good option for you. The flavour of Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup recipe on the page below.

Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup

Ingredients to make Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup

  • 300 gms chicken Breast ( cut into medium size chunks )
  • 3 cups coconut Cream / coconut Milk ( i used the can one)
  • 1 1/2 cup Hot water
  • 1 tbsp Galangal / ginger ( cut into thin slices )
  • 1 stalk lemon Grass ( remove skin and cut into 2 inch pieces )
  • 1 cup Button mushrooms ( clean and cut into half )
  • 1-2 Thai chilli ( thin sliced )
  • 1/2 Shallot / Red onion ( cut into cubes )
  • 1 tomato ( cut into cubes )
  • 2 Kafir lime Leaves (remove stem and break with hands )
  • 2 tbsp lemon Juice
  • 2-3 tbsp Basil leaves
  • 1 tsp Fish Sauce ( optional )
  • 1 tsp Brown sugar ( optional )
  • coriander leaves for garnish

How to make Tom Kha Gai – a Thai Coconut and Chicken Soup

  1. In a bowl mix coconut cream (can) and hot water till combined.
  2. Turn on your gas to medium heat and take half of the diluted coconut milk in the sauce pan and place on the heat. Immediately add galangal and the lemon grass.
  3. Note: Coconut milk is a very delicate ingredient. And, you will need to stir it gently and in the same direction in order to avoid it to clump or curdle, when you boil it.
  4. Just before the coconut milk comes to a boil add chicken pieces, Thai red chilies and the remaining diluted coconut milk.Give a stir and reduce the heat to medium low.
  5. After a min add mushrooms and give a stir once.
  6. Now add shallot, tomato, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce and salt to taste. Mix.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and cook your tom kha gai for further 5 to 10 mins. Give a gentle stir in between and make sure it doesn’t come to full boil.
  8. Do a taste test now. Add the Basil leaves and cook for another 2-3 mins and turn off the gas.
  9. Remove the lemon grass from your soup and add lemon juice and coriander leaves to it. Mix gently and serve hot.
  10. Note:
  11. 1. You can use 4 1/2 cup of freshly pressed thick coconut milk for this recipe. Just skip the can coconut milk and water in that case.
  12. 2. Vegetarians can skip chicken and fish sauce and follow the same recipe. You can add in lil more mushrooms and can also include any other veggies of your choice like tofu, brinjal or baby corn.

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