Tom Yum Gai | How to make Tom Yum Gai

By Sonia Shringarpure  |  15th Nov 2016  |  
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About Tom Yum Gai Recipe

Tom yum is characterised by it's distinct hot and sour flavors. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce and crushed chilli peppers.

Tom Yum Gai is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Sonia Shringarpure teaches how to make Tom Yum Gai step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Tom Yum Gai in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 3 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Tom Yum Gai at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Tom Yum Gai takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Tom Yum Gai is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Tom Yum Gai is a good option for you. The flavour of Tom Yum Gai is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Tom Yum Gai and impress your family and friends.

Tom Yum Gai

Ingredients to make Tom Yum Gai

  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless boiled and shredded
  • 1/2 inch piece galangal (or ginger) sliced thinly
  • 1 stalk lemongrass with ends slit off, washed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 2 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 5 pearl onions
  • 4 dry red chillies
  • 10 tender coriander juicy stalks
  • 5 large garlic cloves minced finely
  • 1 tsp oil
  • salt to taste

How to make Tom Yum Gai

  1. Roast the red chillies and onions (with peel on) in a thick bottomed pan. Remove the chillies once they turn slightly brown, continue roasting the onions till they feel soft to touch. Then crush the chillies and cut off the ends of onions and separate the onion.
  2. Clean a pan and add oil to heat. Then fry the garlic till they are nicely browned and crisp.
  3. Bring the stock to a boil in a cauldron, then reduce the flame to medium.
  4. Add in the ginger, lemon grass, lime juice, fish sauce, coriander stalks, basil, and chicken. Also add in the onions and garlic. (Reserve some to garnish.)
  5. Simmer for 15 minutes and turn off the gas. Add in the salt but take care as the fish sauce is salty too.
  6. Remove the soup to a serving bowl. Sprinkle in the crushed red chillies and garlic over the soup.

Reviews for Tom Yum Gai (2)

Bindiya Sharma2 years ago

love the crushed red chillies and garlic on top!

Shalini Dubey2 years ago

i love spicy soups!

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