How to make Tom Yum Kung Soup - SK Khazana -

A popular Thai soup which is super spicy yet bursting with flavour

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Medium prawns (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Green chillies (हरी मिर्च )

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Soups

Tom Yum Kung Soup - SK Khazana

Tom Yum Kung Soup - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Tom Yum Kung Soup - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Medium prawns shelled and deveined 8-12

  • Green chillies 2

  • Lemon grass roughly chopped 2 inches

  • Kaffir lime leaves 3-4

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Thai red curry paste 1 tablespoon

  • Button mushrooms sliced 8-10

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fish sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon

  • Green chillies chopped for garnishing

  • Fresh coriander sprigs q for garnishing


Step 1

Put green chillies, lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves in a blender jar, add some water and blend to a coarse paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add Thai curry paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Strain the prepared paste into the pan, mix well and cook till the oil separates. Add sufficient water, mix and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add mushrooms, prawns, coriander leaves, fish sauce and salt, stir to mix and cook till the prawns are fully done.

Step 5

Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 6

Pour the soup into serving soup bowls, garnish each with a few chopped green chillies and a coriander sprig and serve hot.

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