Instant Pot Thai Coconut Soup – Tom Kha Gai – is my chicken noodle soup. It's the soup I crave when I'm sick in bed or when I've had a bad day or just need something comforting. I could eat it daily and, as a result, I've made my popular recipe from my first cookbook, Against all Grain, even easier to make – using the Instant Pot.
I rate a Thai restaurant based on its tom kha gai. If it doesn’t meet my expectations, I know it’s not worth ordering anything else on the menu. This soup is my favorite way to start out a Thai meal, but it can also serve as a substantial and soul-warming lunch. A traditional soup in Thai cuisine, this dish combines the flavors of coconut, lime, lemongrass, and ginger, and moderate heat from Thai chilies. If you can’t find the ingredients fresh in your grocery store or local Asian market, they can all be conveniently found dried in jars lining the Asian food aisles at most supermarkets.
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We love Thai food in this house. If given the choice, I think my husband and I would order it once or twice a week. We have this amazing, family owned little place in our town that we've been going to for years and just love. Be sure to check out my other Thai recipes to create your own stay-at-home Thai takeout night in!
This sounds fab! Do you have nutritional data? Thank you!!
Ingrid Franz Moriarty
This is one of our absolute favorites from your cookbook! I have made on stovetop only and usually triple the recipe because we just can’t get enough!! Wondering if I can triple in the instant pot? Would cook time be the same? Thank you!!!
Yes you can triple in Instant Pot and yes cooking time will be the same 🙂 So happy you love it as much as I do!
Chérie Reneé Roe
How do I adjust cooking times if I don’t have an instant pot but just a slow cooker?
If I use dried lemongrass (this one from amazon:
Yours Kitchen Organic Dried Thai Lemongrass From My Farm) instead of fresh, how much should I use? Thank you!!
Sara Mahan Soenen
Where do you buy your kefir lime leaves? I used to get them at Whole Foods here in Austin, and I no longer can. Ideas?
It can be a hit or miss with some Whole Foods. If my Whole Foods doesn’t have it in stock I can normally find it at a local organic market.
If you double this recipe do you pressure cook it for the same amount of time?
My soup came out curdled. What did I do wrong?
Jennifer E. Colby
Mine came out curdled also, I think it’s because I didn’t wait to add the lime. It still taste delicious!
This soup is perfection!!! So delicious. Didn’t have Thai chilies, so used some Thai chili garlic sauce.
Hi ! This is one of my favs also. I’m new to using a insta pot and bought the mini 3qt. How would I adapt this recipe or do you think it would all fit ? Thank you for your help 🙂
I don’t think this would all fit, as I create these recipes in the 6qt. To adapt this recipe, you would use 1/2 of every ingredient. Although, I have to admit that I am not one hundred percent sure how it will turn out since I haven’t tested the recipe this way. Let me know how it turns out when you try it!
This is my favorite soup! Thank you for the instant pot recipe.