Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a wonderful quick and easy soup that has some wonderful flavours and smells delicious while cooking. It makes for a wonderful lunch or serve as a dinner with some bread or you could add noodles to make it more substantial. It sounds like a lot of ingredients but they all come together with ease and in all it only takes about 30-35 Min's to get on the table.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon peanut oil in a pan, cook, chicken in batches until browned, remove and set to one side.
  2. In the same pan heat the remaining oil and add the leek and garlic, cook, stirring, until soft.
  3. Transfer the leek and garlic to a large saucepan along with the chicken, add curry powder, cumin and coriander, stir, until fragrant.
  4. Stir in stock, lemon grass, milk and sambal, bring to the boil, simmer, uncovered, 10 Min's.
  5. Mix the tablespoon of water with cornflour, add this along with the fish sauce, stir over heat until soup boils and thickens.
  6. Just before serving stir in capsicum, onion, juice and coriander.
  7. Serve soup hot by itself or with bread.


Most Helpful

What a fabulous soup. Very easy to make & reasonably fast, with a great flavour. I added rice noodles for a little extra filling, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. Made for Aus/NZ Recipe Swap Feb 2009

Heydarl February 15, 2009

I agree - this is a wonderful soup!! So easy with an aroma that makes it extra special - nothing like anticipating! Other then using fresh parsley in place of the coriander I made as posted. Already in the make again file! Thank you for a recipe that was so easy to put together yet tasted like I had spent all day in the kitchen.

Gerry October 31, 2008

Perfect after a cold afternoon's fishing as it was so quick to put together. I used my own home made stock and had to sub lemon zest for lemon grass as we can't get it where we are at the moment. I tossed in some asparagus and broccoli and served it over noodles (as chef TFC suggested) to make a warming and nourishing complete meal.

JustJanS October 31, 2008

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