Tom Kha Gai, Thai Coconut Chicken Soup!

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Recipe by Soma Sengupta

Oh, Tom Kha Gai! This spicy, aromatic soup, rich, tangy, flavorful! The silken texture of the coconut milk enriched chicken broth! The nourishing poached chicken and mushrooms, cradled in this powerful soup. Its winter. The perfect time for Tom Kha Gai. The ultimate seasonal comfort food. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the ginger, lemongrass, and curry paste and stir and cook in the heated oil for 1 minute. Slowly pour the chicken broth over the mixture, stirring continually. Add the lime leaves and chillies and simmer gently for 10 minutes to infuse the broth.
  2. After 10 minutes, stir in the fish sauce and brown sugar; simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and mushrooms; cook and stir until the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and cook until no longer translucent, about 2-5 minutes. Watch carefully, do not overcook. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. To serve, drizzle with a little chilli oil and/or garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

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