Thai Basil Coconut Milk Soup

A delightful Thai Basil Coconut Milk Soup that’s both aromatic and comforting. This flavorful soup combines the richness of coconut milk with the fragrance of basil, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.

Thai Basil Coconut Milk Soup

Thai Basil Coconut Milk Soup


  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised
  • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2-3 Thai red chilies, sliced
  • 1-inch piece galangal, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup tofu, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Handful of Thai basil leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil for cooking


  1. In a pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic, sliced galangal, and Thai red chilies. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Pour in coconut milk and vegetable broth. Add lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and bring to a gentle simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, tofu, soy sauce, and lime juice. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  4. Finally, add Thai basil leaves and salt to taste. Stir well and let it simmer for a couple more minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, discard lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, and serve hot. Garnish with additional basil leaves if desired.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

Nutritional Information: Calories: 280, Fat: 22g, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 8g

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