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Tom Kha Gai Soup

A tangy coconut soup infused with Thai aromatics: chilli, lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves. Bite-size pieces of chicken thigh make it a satisfying meal and it’s ready in under 20 minutes for a quick weekend lunch or a midweek meal. Replace chicken with pork or seafood if you like.

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Tom Kha Gai Soup

PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
10 minutes
SERVES
2
Ingredients

3 birdseye chillies, roughly chopped

600ml (20 fl oz) coconut milk

1 stalk lemongrass, sliced

5cm (2 inches) piece galangal, sliced

3 makrut lime leaves, stems removed

300g (10.6 oz) chicken thigh, cut into bite-sized pieces

100g (3.5 oz) mushrooms

3 tbsp lime juice

2½ tbsp fish sauce

2 tsp white sugar

3 stalks coriander, leaves and stems roughly chopped

Steps
  • Step 1

    Use a mortar and pestle to lightly bruise the chillies. Set aside for later.

  • Step 2

    Place coconut milk, 1/2 cup water, lemongrass, galangal and makrut lime leaves in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Then add the chicken and mushrooms. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat.

  • Step 3

    Stir through the bruised chillies, fish sauce, lime juice and sugar. Taste and season with extra fish sauce or lime juice to taste. The flavour should be creamy and tangy.

  • Step 4

    Just before serving, stir through the coriander.

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Kerin
March 25, 2024

Fabulous

We lived in Thailand for 6 years and I think this is the best recipe EVER! Back in Australia and missing our Thai food. Now growing all the fresh herbs in Qld again. Did leave out the sugar however. Thank you

TRACEY
July 19, 2022

LOVE!

Our family favourite is the Green Thai Currry – super easy to prepare and can add as much extra goodness as you like!

I also love the Miso & Sesame dressing! x

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