Friday, February 5, 2010

Hot and Spicy Coconut Soup

When I think of tropical climes, warm sun and sandy beaches, the two tastes that come to my mind first are Coconuts and Limes.

Lime leaves is currently on my top-3 of most used herbs / spices. Just discovered a chinese shop in Munich selling very good quality fresh aromatic lime leaves, and have, since then, been using them in every recipe possible (sometimes even when not possible!).

So here is an all time favorite combining the two - along with tons of healthy vegetables and lots of spice (It was almost too spicy for me - but my husband just loved it!)


Ingredients 


400 ml - coconut milk
1/4 cup - carrots, finely chopped and boiled
1/4 cup - babycorns, finely chopped and boiled
1/4 cup - onions and yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
2 - red chilli, finely chopped (adjust according to taste)
3 inch piece - ginger, thinly sliced
1 stalk - lemon grass, thinly sliced
4-5 - kaffir lime leaves
1/2 - 3/4 cup - water 
1/4 tsp - sunflower oil
salt and pepper to taste


To garnish 


1 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
a few walnuts, broken roughly
a few chilli threads (see here)


Method 

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add onions and yellow bell pepper and cook for a minute.
  2. Add the boiled vegetables, coconut milk, lime leaves, lemon grass, water, ginger and chillies and mix. Cook for 5-7 minutes
  3. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves, walnuts and chilli threads.
Serves  2


    This recipe, apart from going to my Hubby's and my own tummy, goes also to Usha's Healthy Inspirations Event- Soups 



    Have a great weekend and enjoy!

    60 comments:

    1. first time hearing about coconut soup...looks yummy and colorful...

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    2. This is a new and interesting soup..looks so good...love the color of this soup...I'll try this soon :)

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    3. This really new and delicious soup...looks pleasing and catchy Rachana..

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    4. Soup looks very refreshing.Colorful too. What are Chilli threads? And where do you get them?

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    5. wow..interesting...coconut soup looks yummy!

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    6. So white and beautiful, Thai style. Must smell good there,

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    7. I love coconut so I am sure that I would like this soup also. I have not seen lime leaves but it sounds great. Combination of coconut and lime is awesome!

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    8. oh my, this soup sure looks awesome and delicious! love the thai flavors! I should also start using lime leaves soon.

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    9. Looks delicious..I think it might taste like a Thai influenced stew

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    10. A different type of soup,looks good and delicous with nice coconut flavour in it...

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    11. Simple soup but used to prepare slightly different from yours...just add the veggie to the coconut milk without boiling and simmer until soft.

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    12. Fantastic click and soup looks amazing.

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    13. This looks stunning! I love it!

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    14. WOW..that bowl looks so good and comforting,nice pic...

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    15. thats a very new soup recipe. looks stunning and so yummilicious.

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    16. Rachana,
      coconut soup looks goods. Chili threads is new to me. good garnish

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    17. I think or rather dream of the cold and snow which i rarely am in but love so muc...love a cold weather without artificial air conditioners....and oh a nice bowl of this yummy coconut soup...will leave the chilli out though...
      A fantastic recipe ...a keeper bookmarked

      have a joyous fantastic weekend....

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    18. Hey Rachana, never tried this soup but looks great. Thanks for ur wonderful comment and coming to the coffee filter, just try finding one in Indian stores if u have nearby.

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    19. on a envie d'y plonger de suite la cuillère et savourer
      bonne soirée

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    20. I am liking this soup and it looks stunning too.

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    21. The soup looks superb, very creamy and lovely click.

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    22. Chilli threads look so kewl... Never made a soup with coconut milk sounds very interesting and a nice starter a must try recipe!!!

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    23. Looks so creamy and rich. Delicious soup.

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    24. Woww.. soup with coconut!:)... looks so delicious dear!!.. and beautifully pictured!!

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    25. it's so cold here..would you pass on the bowl to me, pl :D

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    26. Looks delicous. Coconut in anything cannot be bad at all. :)

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    27. Woo! Lovely thai style soup! Love the chili garnish.
      I have a coconut milk post in my draft. I like coconut milk very much!

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    28. A comforting soup for the season and appetizing:)

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    29. soup looks gorgeous! new recipe for me! thanks for sharing!
      Renuka
      http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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    30. Coconut soup? never heard and interesting

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    31. i never heard about this...looks wonderful n health..thanks for the recipe dear..

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    32. I've never had this before, but it looks incredible.
      Mimi

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    33. woww..yummy and looks delicious dear :)

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    34. nice interesting soup recipe..love those chilly thread..i was wondering what that was!!

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    35. Very innovative dear....lovely recipe...nice click as well

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    36. Something new to me...but looks very creamy...

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    37. wow a coconut soup...lovely recipe !

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    38. Lime leaves are so hard to find,this must be a zesty soup,love the coconut too :D

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    39. Wow! a perfect soup. Soup with 'coconut', totally new for me! I always love anything and everything with coconut! A tempting pic too.

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    40. wow rachna this soup luks yummm...coconut milk soup is new 2 me...very delicious n nice soup. perfect for tropical climate

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      see you

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    43. luvely soup :)nice presentation:) An award waiting for you in my blog dear.please collect it dear

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    44. Nice soup Rachana. Love Thai style soup and the coconut flavors.

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    45. New 'n Interesting soup... love the presentation...

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    46. Hummm it's an interesting recipe very new to me will try .....

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    47. A savoury coconut soup...How special!

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    48. The rule is very simple:you must open my images folder
      and publish the photo n ° 10
      you should mention 6 other copinautes

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    49. soup is always a great option for winter season..lovely soup recipe rachana

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    50. Rachana
      I discovered lime leaves at a Thai store near my house and I have been keeping some in the freezer at all times1 I love their heady fragrance.

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    51. That thai inspired soup sounds fabulous and coconut milk always holds a special place at our home.

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    52. Coconut soup is a new recipe for me. I have never heard about it. Thanks a lot for this lovely recipe. Soup looks yummy and creamy.

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    53. A very unique and intriguing soup, loved the Thai flavors in this soup. Thanks for sharing this soup with the Healthy Inspirations event!

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    54. I had coconut soup at a Sushi place couple of weeks ago and have been looking for a good coconut soup recipe since then. I think I can wind up my search :) love this soup especially with the added lemon grass and lime leaves, I am so gonna try this.

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    55. are lime leaves,leaves of a lemon tree?

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