Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tom Yum Gai

I love this Thai soup, a very good supplement if you're on a diet. If you have a cold/cough, and if you're a vegetarian, trust me, this will definitely soothe you.

Ingredients
  1. Red Onion - 1
  2. Green Peppers - 1
  3. Garlic - 4/5
  4. Ginger - 1 tbsp
  5. Serrano Chilli - 2
  6. Potato - 1
  7. Carrot - 1
  8. Cauliflower - 1/2 (small sized one)
  9. Broccoli - 1/2 (small sized one)
  10. Peas - 1/2 cup
  11. Kernel Corn - 1/2 cup
  12. Firm Tofu - 1 cup
  13. Green Onions - 4/5
  14. Fresh Basil - 4/5 leaves
  15. Lemon Grass - 1 stem
  16. Coriander Leaves - 1 bunch
  17. Veg. Broth - 3 (16 oz.) cans
  18. Salt - To Taste
  19. Oil - 1 tbsp (Olive/Vegetable/Canola)
  20. Soy Sauce - 3 tbsp
  21. Chilli Sauce - 2 tbsp
  22. Sweet & Sour Sauce - 2 tbsp


Procedure
  1. Cut ingredients #1 thru' #9 in whatever shape and size you prefer. (But, don't chop it very finely as you'll not be able to appreciate the taste of each of those)
  2. Take a pot, and sauté Onion, Green Pepper, Garlic, Ginger, Serrano Chilli for a couple of minutes in medium flame
  3. Add the potato, carrot, peas, corn, 3 cans of Veg. Broth to the sauteed items in the pot
  4. Add the sauces (Soy, Chilli, Sweet & Sour), Tofu, Fresh Basil, Lemon Grass to the broth
  5. If you like to eat basil, you can finely chop it, otherwise put the full leaves as-is so that you just get the flavor of it
  6. Let it boil for 15-20 minutes so that you let the carrots and potatoes cook enough
  7. Now, add Broccoli, Cauliflower, finely chopped coriander leaves and green onions to the pot and turn off the flame. Close the pot with a lid for 5 minutes. This will make the brocolli and cauliflower to a steamed consistency and that's exactly how it should be. You don't want these to get too much boiled and disintegrate in your soup
  8. Done
Tips

  • Try to use Less Sodium Soy sauce. More the sodium, more the unhealthy your soup is!
  • If you want this carb-free, ditch potatoes

2 comments:

Think Tank said...

Sithappu,

Use a SLR, so you won't get the flash on your cooked items for display, the glare just takes the yummy feeling of your reciepe

Mahadevan said...

Point taken. This is in the pipeline - http://is.gd/1tK5O. Should get it soon.