Cooking Class Recipe – Tom Kha (ต้มข่า)

The recipe for this cooking class is not the most common variety of Tom Kha, which is Tom Kha Gai, or Chicken Galangal Soup, but the vegetarian variety. No worries, if you want to do this Thai Soup with Chicken, just replace the Tofu with chicken et voilà…we have Tom Kha Gai.

In case you already had a look at our Tom Yum cooking class recipe you know that Tom (ต้ม) means “cooked” in Thai language. Kha (ข่า) means Galangal, as well known as Thai Ginger of Galgant. But this is not what most foreigners remember when they have eaten this famous Thai dish. It is the creamy coconut milk which is the base for this soup. The coconut milk softens the heat of the spices and gives you a nice afterburn in the throat.
Now let’s go to the hands on experience with the recipe for this cooking class:

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Tom Kha
Cooking Class Tom Kha Gai
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Cooking Class Tom Kha Gai
Instructions
  1. Chop Tofu to cubes and deep fry – put aside.
  2. Add 250 ml coconut milk to a sufficient sized pot.
  3. Add the galangal, chopped lemon grass, chopped onion, and some water.
  4. Bring to boil.
  5. Add tofu, mushrooms and the rest of the coconut milk.
  6. Add sugar and salt.
  7. As soon it boils again, add cherry tomatoes and the juice of the lime.
  8. Take off the stove and sprinkle the chopped spring onions on top.
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