Vegan Pumpkin, Galangal and Coconut Soup

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Serves: 2

By OdyseaLimited12



  • 200ml vegetable stock

  • 1 lime juiced

  • 300ml coconut milk

  • 1/4 small pumpkin roughly 50g-60g, peeled and sliced into rough 2cm by 2cm pieces (squash can be used instead)

  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste

  • 1 head pak choi tough stem removed and the leaved sliced in half lengthways

  • 2-3 tbsp soy sauce

  • 10g galangal pieces , peeled and chopped into 2 cm long pieces and bruised in a pestle

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt coarse

  • 2 coriander roots, cleaned, washed and bruised in a pestle

  • 1 tsp kaffir leaves chopped

  • 8 shallots Thai, peeled and slightly bruised in a pestle

  • 10g basil Thai sweet (normal basil will do)

  • 2 sticks lemongrass chopped into 2cm long pieces and bruised in a pestle

  • 2 bird's eye chillies green, bruised in a pestle

  • 100g rice noodles vermicelli, submerged under boiling water and left soaking for 10 minutes until soft, then refreshed under cold water


  1. Firstly, in a small sauce pan bring a little water to the boil and then submerge the pumpkin into it, then turn down to a simmer, continue to gently cook for around 3-4 minutes until soft but not quite cooked and then remove from the heat and put aside for a few minutes (at this stage you might as well leave it in the hot water as we are to use it straight away).
  2. Next place the vegetable stock, 100ml of the coconut cream, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamarind sea salt, galangal, coriander roots, birds eye chillies, lemongrass, lime leaves, pumpkin, pak choi and Thai shallots into a medium sauce pan and bring to a simmer.
  3. Once simmering continue to cook gently for 4-5 minutes until all chicken is cooked and all vegetables have softened with flavours infused.
  4. Finish by adding the rest of the coconut milk and the sweet basil, then serve into soup bowls lined with the cooked vermicelli noodles, the residual heat from the soup will heat the noodles.
  5. Lastly check the seasoning, it should be creamy, salty, a little spicy, aromatic with a fresh hint of lime at the end, adjust to your own tastes if needs be.

Additional Information

  • thai

  • Vegetarian

  • Gluten Free

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