Thermobexta’s Vegetarian Laksa


An updated version of this great recipe can be found in my cookbook, Thermobexta Main Meals Made Easy, which you can check out here.

I’ve been wanting to create a great thermo vegetarian laksa for as long as I’ve had my machine! So a couple of weeks ago I set about doing just that. Well, I am super dooper happy with this and I really hope you like it as much as we do!


200g red onion, quartered
50g coriander (leaves, stems and roots)
40g coconut oil
40g water
30g ginger, sliced into thin coins
20g macadamia nuts
6 garlic clove
5 birds eye chillis, stems removed (reduce this if you don’t want it spicy, or increase if you love it hot hot hot!)
2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
15g lemon grass, trimmed, cut into 1cm lengths
1 tsp granulated sea salt

200g bean thread noodles or rice vermicelli
400g tin coconut cream (you will get the best results with Ayam brand)
800g water
1 tsp Himalayan salt
250g firm tofu
250g carrots, sliced into coins
150g green beans, cut to 5cm lengths
15g lime juice

To serve
bean sprouts (around 1/3 – 1/2 cup per bowl)
coriander leaves
spring onion, sliced
tomato, cubed
cucumber, cubed
lime, cut into wedges
chilli, sliced


1. Place all paste ingredients into mixer bowl. Blitz for 2 minutes/speed 8/MC on, stopping half way to scrape sides of bowl. Repeat.

2. Transfer half of the paste mixture to a jar. This is enough to make a second batch of Laksa – cover the surface of the paste with oil before sealing the jar, refrigerate and use within 2 weeks. Alternatively you can freeze for months.

3. To the paste that is left in mixer bowl, add 50g of the coconut cream.  Saute for 6 minutes/steaming temperature/speed soft/MC on.

4. Add remaining coconut cream, water and salt. Cook for 10 minutes/100/speed 1/MC on.

5. Add tofu, carrots, beans and lime juice to the soup. Cook for 12 minutes/100/reverse/speed soft/MC on.

6. While the soup is cooking, place noodles into a bowl and cover completely with boiling water. Leave for 2-3 minutes, or until cooked. After this time, strain the water off and place noodles in serving bowls.

7. Pour hot soup over noodles, evenly distributing all ingredients between the bowls.  Top each serving with bean sprouts, coriander, spring onion, tomato, cucumber, lime and chilli.

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7 years ago

This was really very yummy and in my opinion quite authentic tasting. ok so took me few days to gather ingredients. I couldn’t find fresh Tumeric so just used heaped tsp of powdered. I also by mistake put in two tsp of cumin by accident. I added little bit extra salt as I love things quite salty. Will absolutely be making this delicious dish again. Thanks Bec !! You are one talented lady oh would also recommend leaving the steaming basket on top instead of mc when cooking after water and rest of coconut cream cream have been added mine… Read more »

Amanda Harte
Amanda Harte
7 years ago

One word….FABULOUS!!!!! We really enjoyed this! i doubled the tofu (kids love tofu)
A hit all round… thanks so much for this one!


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7 years ago

The laksa is amazing. And I added chicken instead of tofu.

Jenny Liebenberg
Jenny Liebenberg
7 years ago

Thanks Bec, we are going to give Asian flavours a break for a few weeks as two of three recipes have been Asian style but it’s great to have healthy recipes to offer people further down the track. I’m actually finding it harder to find recipes than I thought it would be. Lots of dieters at the moment but also people wanting to cook for families.

Jenny Liebenberg
Jenny Liebenberg
7 years ago

Looks delicious. If we want to use this as a future recipe of the week in The thermomix recipe club (Facebook) would that be okay?

7 years ago

Can’t wait to try this

7 years ago

Yummy that looks amazing!!! I’ll have to try it! 🙂

7 years ago

This one is a winner!

Carla Vowles
Carla Vowles
7 years ago

This is a beautiful Malay style vegetarian laksa. I thoroughly enjoyed this dish and love how the paste makes enough for a second batch – Yum! Thanks Bec!

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Hi, I'm Bec

I specialise in great tasting vegetarian Thermomix recipes and cater for a wide range of dietary needs. I love sharing here and in my cookbooks my healthy, delicious recipes (of course the odd treat too!) Whether you're looking to ignite your thermo mojo, or just after some new, really tasty family friendly recipes, there really is something here for everyone



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