Tom Kha Gai (Herbed chicken soup with coconut milk)

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Total Time:
1 hour 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Thai Recipe
Technique: Simmer Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Tom Kha Gai is a classic chicken soup from the house of Thai cuisine. This soup is prepared with traditional Thai ingredients - coconut milk, root ginger, lemon grass, fish sauce.

The perfect fusion of chicken and mushroom with the flavourful spices adds to the richness of the soup. The goodness of authentic Thai herbs makes for a wholesome soupy treat. Relish it hot garnished with finely chopped coriander. Attempt this warm and yummy Tom Kha Gai soup recipe to beat the winter blues!

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  • 1 ½ litres water
  • 100 gms. fresh chicken
  • 30gms. fresh mushrooms
  • 5 gms. root ginger, sliced
  • 2/3 stalks lemon grass
  • 100 ml. coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. chopped coriander for garnish

How to Make Tom Kha Gai (Herbed chicken soup with coconut milk)

  • Place all ingredients except lemon juice and fish sauce in the water, then allow to simmer for 1 hour.
  • Test for seasoning.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and fish sauce, continue simmering for a further 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.