Apr 16, 2014

Tofu & Lemongrass Vegetarian Thai soup



Last week I was craving for healthy, so I decided to make Thai soup.  I always make Tom Kha Gai at home.  I already posted the Tom Kha Gai soup in my blog.This time I wanted to create my own version of lemongrass soup at home.  This lemongrass soup  includes the health benefits of ginger, and lemongrass. This soup is an excellent remedy for a cold or flu. High in vitamins A and C, plus calcium, it is also extremely delicious, and makes an elegant soup to serve guests

Galangal
LemonGrass


Ingredients

Vegetable Broth                        3 cups
Lime Leaves (kaffir)                   2 no.(substitute with lime peel)
Fresh Basil leaves                       3 no.
 Chopped Galangal                      1 Tablespoon
Lemongrass, finely sliced              1 stalk
OR frozen prepared lemongrass     2 Tbsp.

 Finely chopped Fresh Thai chilies    3 No
Firm Silken tofu                            ½ blocks (Cut into 1” pieces)
Thai Chili sauce                              1 Teaspoon
Bamboo shoot                                 ¼ cup (optional)
Salt                                                To taste
Fresh lime juice                               1 Tablespoon                                               


Method:
  •  In a sauce pan, bring the vegetable broth to boil.
  • Once the boiling, add chopped lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves into it and boil for at least 10 minutes in very low heat. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 20 minutes to infuse.
  • Now add the chopped thai chilies, chili sauce, tofu , bamboo shoots  and salt. Let it cook  for another 5-8 minutes in a simmer. Switch off the stove heat.
  • Add the lime juice and taste for seasoning.
  • Taste-test for salt, If your soup turns out too salty, add more lime juice. Add more fresh chili or chili sauce if not spicy enough.
  • Garnish with basil and coriander leaves.
  • I could drink the whole pot (not bowl!) of this. Enjoy!
See my other Thai Recipes:
Thai Green Curry
Tom Yum Soup
Tofu Vegetable Soup
Thai Fresh Salad Rolls
Tom Kha Gai Soup/ Thai Coconut Soup








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