Serving size - 4 or 5
Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 25 minutes
Tom yum soup is a traditional spicy clear soup of Thailand. It is our all time favorite soup. The main ingredient is lemon grass or lemon leaves and lime juice. Soups are always delectable in winter days. We are going to celebrate christmas in winter. So friends try this new thai soup on the day of christmas. You will enjoy this soup for sure.
Vegetable broth / Water - 5 cups
Lemon grass - 5 stems
Galangal - 1/2 inch
Onions - 1/4 (sliced length wise)
Tomato - 1/2
Carrot - 1/4 (Shredded circle shape)
Green chillies - 2
Celery - 1 stem (optional)
Mushroom - 5 (optional)
Thai tom yum paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
Salt - as needed
Boil water or vegetable broth with sliced lemon grass, galangal. Allow it to boil for 7 to 10 minutes in the medium flame.
Filter water or vegetable broth and left lemon grass and galalngal to the trash.
Again boil the filtered water or vegetable broth.
Add all the other ingredients except tom yum paste.
Once vegetables are half cooked and onions colors are changed, add tom yum paste and mix well.
Allow it to boil for 1 or 2 minutes.
Finally add juice of half lime or less to the soup.
Serve it hot with starters.
Here some alterations for Indian friends.
- Instead of Lemon grass, you can use lemon leaves (4 or 5)
- Instead of Galangal, you can use ginger.
(Like our baby boss - chicken lover )
- We can use Chicken broth instead of Vegetable broth.
- We can add few pieces of chicken breast or shrimp with the veggies.
I'm linking up this recipe to Minnie's Weekend Gala Extravaganza Dinner Party