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Dec 4, 2015

Thai Tom Yum Soup Recipe - Veg Tom Yum Soup Recipe

I have been skipping my lunch and having soups for lunch. This is one soup which i made today and enjoyed it to the core..I will soon share the cabbage soup, broccoli soup which i made..This is the first time i made this soup and loved it so much. Tom yum is nothing but a authentic thai spicy and sour soup. There are so many variations of this soup all over the internet, this is my version and it is a veg recipe. Will soon share a non veg version of it..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 2


Water - 4 to 5 cups
Lemon Grass - 4 short pieces (i used dried ones)
Kaffir Lime Leaves - 2 cut into small pieces
Thai Red Curry Paste - 1.5 tblspn to 2 tblspn
Oil - 1 tsp
Spring Onion White Part - from 2
Spring Onion Green Part - from 2
Coriander leaves a small handful chopped finely
Mushrooms - 1 cup sliced
Tofu - 1 cup cubed
Soy Sauce - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice to taste
Green Chilli - 1 sliced thinly
Tomato - 1 small chopped

For Thai Red curry paste:
Onion- ½  sliced
Shallots / Sambar onion - ½ cup
Dry red chilli - 6
Ginger - 3 cm piece
Garlic - 10 cloves
Coriander seeds - 1 tblspn
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam -1 tsp
Coriander stems - ½ cup
Kaffir lime skin / Narthangai - 3 peels
Lemon Grass - 2 chopped ( i didn't add)
Salt -1 tsp
Oil - 3 tblspn
Water as required


Grind the ingredients together for red curry paste till smooth and set aside.

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, add in the curry paste and saute till the raw smell leaves and oil separates from this..Set aside..

Take water, lemon grass and lime leaves in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Now simmer this for 10 mins to infuse the lemon grass flavour. You can strain this if you want.  Now add the stock back into the pan.

Add in the sauted curry paste along with the oil and mix well.

Add in mushrooms, tomatoes, spring onion white and mix well. Cook till mushroom is cooked.

Now add in tofu, green chillies soy sauce, salt, sugar and mix well.

Add in lemon juice, spring onion green and coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve hot.


For those who cannot find thai red curry paste, you can make this from scratch..Here are few pictures of my homemade curry paste from my old post
peel the skin of kaffir lime, we call it as narthangai in tamil
Your ingredients for red curry paste
Take it in a blender and make it to a 
 smooth paste by adding water and oil
Take all your ingredients

Take oil in a pan

add in red curry paste

mix well

cook till oil separates from it

Take water in a sauce pan

add in lemon grass..i used dried ones...You can add kaffir lime leaves in this as well..
i didn't have any so i didn't add

mix well...bring it to a boil, simmer for 10 to 15 mins..

Now the water is infused with lemon grass flavour..You can strain this stock, but i left it as it is..

add in the sauted curry paste

mix well..

add in mushrooms

add in tomatoes..i used cherry tomatoes

add in spring onion white part

add in green chillies

season with salt and sugar

cook this till mushroom is done

now add in tofu cubes

some soy sauce

mix well

take it off the heat and add in lemon juice

spring onion green part and coriander leaves

mix well

Serve hot

Taste spicy and delicious..


  1. Hii

    Love your blog...

    Hope you and you family doing good..Everyday it is coming in news, the situation of chennai..so bit worried


  2. hi,
    This is my favorite.

    Thank u for sharing...


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