Warming Vegetarian Thai Soup
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Recipe Type: Soup
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Serves: 4
 
This is a perfect warming weeknight meal.
Ingredients
  • 125 gms dry oyster mushrooms, halved or quartered
  • 1 inch galangal, peeled
  • ½ inch ginger, peeled
  • 1 small onion or medium sized onion, sliced or quartered
  • 1 lemon grass stalk, halved in two
  • 2-3 piri piri chilies or bird’s eye chilies
  • 1 medium size carrot, chopped
  • 200 or 250 gms extra firm silken tofu or regular tofu, diced (i used mori nu’s silken tofu)
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves or lime leaves or zest of one small lime
  • ¼ cup chopped or torn basil leaves or thai basil leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce (add more if you prefer)
  • some basil & coriander leaves for garnishing
  • salt and black pepper as required
Instructions
  1. Crush the galangal and ginger in a mortar and pestle to a semi coarse or fine paste.
  2. Take all the veggies, piri piri chilies, lemon grass, lime leaves, curshed galangal-ginger, salt in a pot.
  3. Add water and keep the pot on a medium flame.
  4. Cover and let the soup boil first, then lower the flame and let the soup simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in another pan, heat oil and pan fry the tofu for 2-3 minutes stirring often.
  6. Add the tofu with the oil to the simmering soup and simmer for 2-3 minutes, season with black pepper and soy sauce.
  7. Lastly add the chopped basil & coriander leaves and simmer for a minute.
  8. Before serving remove the piri piri chilies, lime leaves and lemon grass stalks.
  9. Serve hot in soup bowls garnished with some basil leaves.
Notes
if the galangal is fibrous and hard, then make a fine paste. otherwise you may taste the galangal threads when having the soup. The amount of pepper and soy sauce can be adjusted as per your preference
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/vegetarian-thai-soup-recipe/