Mulligatawny Soup

    1 hour 20 mins

    This aromatic Anglo-Indian soup is a curry house staple; why not try it homemade? The name mulligatawny comes from two Tamil words meaning 'pepper' and 'water'. How peppery you make it is up to you!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
    • 2 stalks celery, chopped
    • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
    • 60g butter
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1Litre (4 cups) chicken stock
    • 1/2 apple - peeled, cored and chopped
    • 3 tablespoons basmati rice
    • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillet - diced
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 pinch dried thyme
    • 125ml (1/2 cup) very thick (45%) cream

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Fry onions, celery, carrot and butter in a large soup pot. Add flour and curry powder and cook 5 more minutes.
    2. Add chicken stock, mix well and bring to the boil. Simmer about 1/2 hour.
    3. Add apple, rice, chicken, salt, pepper and thyme. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until rice is done.
    4. Stir in cream and serve.

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    Wow...this is hands down the best soup I have ever made! I added extra madras curry powder but other than that used the exact recipe. Making a double batch next time! Tastes even better the next day!  -  26 Jan 2018


    Loved it and easy to make. Recipe very well written. I will share with family and friends  -  16 Feb 2013


    This is good low-calorie soup if you do it right. I omitted the butter, flour, rice, cream and pepper (hello, its hot already!) I instead used 2 tsp of olive oil for the butter. Instead of using flour, I used 1 cup of potatoes, diced fine (in place of rice), since it will thicken up a stew anyway. I added 1% fat milk instead of cream, and passed around light sour cream for everyone to dollop on top (which totally was delicious, don't leave it out!) I used a total of 200g of raw chicken as well. The calories for me turned out to be 58 per 100g (I weighed the whole thing after cooking and then calculated a 100g serving.) fat 1.2g, carbs 6g, and protein 5.8g. (These calcs do not include the sour cream on top.) I'll definitely make it again, husband gave it a 10/10! And I grated the carrots, since I'm not a fan of them in dice form.  -  15 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)