Thai Kaeng Lieng Soup (Vegetable Soup) Recipe

A spicy, vegetable-rich dish, this is a hearty Thai Kaeng Lieng Soup with fresh sharp flavors. Ideal for a cold winters day. As with many Thai recipes, this is a very healthy low-fat meal. As such its a big hit with those watching their calorie intake.

You can vary what vegetables you add, the main flavor comes from the Kaeng Lien seasoning mix and dried baby shrimp. In this recipe, I have added prawns, but this was purely for my own enjoyment. You can leave the soup vegetable only.

Another bonus of this dish is that it is quick and easy to make, and the ingredients are easy to get hold of in any western city.

Thai Kaeng Lieng Soup (Vegetable Soup) Ingredients

  • Serves 2
  • 100g of prawns
  • 1/2 cup of watercress
  • 1/2 cup of baby corn
  • 1/2 a gourd
  • 3 mushrooms
  • 1 pack of Kaeng Lieng Mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of dried baby shrimp
  • 3 cups of water

Thai Kaeng Lieng Soup (Vegetable Soup) Cooking Instructions

Thai Kaeng Lieng Soup

Step 1: Peel the gourd. When peeled, cut in half lengthways, and then slice into triangles.

Step 2: Slice the sweetcorn and mushrooms.

Thai Kaeng Lieng Soup

Step 3: Add 3 cups of water to a wok and heat. Then add the Kaeng Lieng Seasoning mix and stir thoroughly. Follow by adding the baby shrimp and stirring

Step 4: Add the pepper, and stir.

Step 5: Add the mushrooms, watercress, baby corn, and chopped gourd and stir everything together

Step 6: Let the soup simmer for about 5 minutes, as you want to give the vegetables time to cook. Then add the prawns (if pre-cooked. If raw, add them with the vegetables)

Step 7: Stir and let the soup cook for 5 more minutes. By now the vegetables should be white and a bit more translucent.

Thai Kaeng Lieng Soup

Step 8: If the vegetables dont look cooked, or you have chopped them thicker than shown in the video, then give them a few more minutes. Otherwise, serve in a bowl and enjoy.

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Sarah Harris

The writer of this article currently manages his own blog and shares his ideas on pasta and pasta makers.

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