Lemon Grass and Coconut Soup ( Soups and Salads Recipe )

Lemon Grass and Coconut Soup ( Soups and Salads Recipe )

This recipe has been viewed 28648 times

A thai soup that is par excellence! known as tom kha gai, this soup like other thai soups is traditionally served out of a soup tureen ensuring that the soup remains hot for long. It is a mildly-flavoured soup combining the creamy texture of coconut milk and the mild tanginess of lemon grass. If you are hosting an outdoor dinner, bring out the tureen and ladle out this delicious soup and serve with croutons - your family and friends will enjoy the experience.

Lemon Grass and Coconut Soup ( Soups and Salads Recipe ) recipe - How to make Lemon Grass and Coconut Soup ( Soups and Salads Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
Show me for servings


3 tbsp lemon grass (hare chaiki patti)
2 cups coconut milk (nariyal ka doodh)
4 tsp cornflour
1 slit green chilli
1/2 cup carrot , cut into juliennes
1/2 cup finely chopped spring onions whites
1/4 cup french beans , sliced diagonally
salt to taste

For Serving
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
lemon wedges

  1. Grind the lemon grass with 2 tbsp of water and blend in amixer to make a juice. Strain the juice using a strainer and keep aside.
  2. Add the coconut milk and cornflour and mix well. Keep aside.
  3. Boil 1 cup of water in a eep non-stick pan and add green chillies, carrots, spring onions, french beans and salt, boil on a slow flame for 7 to 8 minutes or till the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the coconut milk mixture and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or till the soup thicken a little.
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander and lemon wedges.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy408 cal
Protein4.7 g
Carbohydrates17.6 g
Fiber13 g
Fat35.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A328.6 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.3 mg
Vitamin C6.3 mg
Folic Acid30.3 mcg
Calcium37.2 mg
Iron2.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium6.6 mg
Potassium69.6 mg
Zinc0.2 mg