Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup Recipe

The Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup recipe is a vegetarian version of Thailand’s most popular soup. Tom Yum is very spicy and sour, and usually served scalding hot served in a hotpot with a fire underneath. There are many different versions to making the Tom Yum soup and I have adapted the Tom Yum Soup recipe from the many soups that I have had in Thai restaurants.   Green zucchini, Carrots (Gajjar), Button mushrooms, Red Bell pepper (Capsicum), Lemon Grass, Kaffir lime leaves, Soy sauce, Thai Red Curry Paste, Lemon juice, Sugar, Basil leaves, Salt   1/4 cup Green zucchini , diced small 1/4 cup Carrots (Gajjar) , diced small 100 grams Button mushrooms , roughly chopped 1 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum) , diced small 2 Stalks Lemon Grass , sliced 5 Kaffir lime leaves , or thai basil leaves 1 teaspoon Soy sauce 1 teaspoon Thai Red Curry Paste , (optionally if you like it to be spicy) 2 tablespoons Lemon juice 1 teaspoon Sugar 4 Basil leaves Salt , to taste     20   30     To begin making the Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup Recipe, we will first make the lemon grass flavoured stock.Add 4-5 cups water to a sauce pan, add the lemon grass and limes leaves to the water. Tear the lime leaves to release flavour.Turn on your heat to medium high, and bring the lemon grass stock to a boil. Boil the herbs for about 5 minutes or so, to release the flavours. The colour of the water should be a light green when you’re finished. Strain the lemon grass flavoured water to remove the lemon grass and the leaves. Pour the lemon grass flavoured water back into the saucepan. Add the vegetables into the mixture and boil until the vegetables are slightly tender.Add in the soy sauce, sugar, (red curry paste) and at the very end the lime juice. Taste and adjust the flavours accordingly to suite your palate. The Tom Yum soup should be very sour & spicy. You may need to add more lime juice depending on how sour your lemons are.Transfer the Vegetable Tom Yum Soup to a bowl and garnish with basil leaves and serve hot.Serve Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup Recipe with boiled eggs, and Singapore Rice Noodles Recipe with Peanuts and Sriracha.