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Mulligatawny soup:

Mulligatawny soup is a flavorful and hearty Indian soup that typically includes a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, lentils, spices, and sometimes chicken.

Here’s a basic recipe for making Mulligatawny soup:




– 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained

– 1 cup boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced (optional)

– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or ghee

– 1 large onion, finely chopped

– 2 carrots, diced

– 2 celery stalks, diced

– 1 bell pepper, diced

– 3 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 tablespoon ginger, grated

– 1 teaspoon curry powder

– 1 teaspoon ground cumin

– 1 teaspoon ground coriander

– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

– 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

– 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes

– 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth

– 1 cup coconut milk

– Salt and pepper to taste

– Fresh cilantro for garnish

– Lemon wedges for serving




  1. Prepare Ingredients:

   – Rinse the lentils under cold water and set them aside.

   – If using chicken, dice it into small pieces.


  1. Sauté Aromatics:

   – In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil or ghee over medium heat.

   – Add the chopped onion, carrots, celery, and bell pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.


  1. Add Spices:

   – Add minced garlic and grated ginger to the pot. Sauté for another minute until fragrant.

   – Add curry powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Stir well to coat the vegetables in the spices.


  1. Add Lentils and Liquid:

   – Add the rinsed lentils to the pot and stir.

   – Pour in the diced tomatoes with their juice and the chicken or vegetable broth.

   – If using chicken, add the diced chicken to the pot.


  1. Simmer:

   – Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the lentils and chicken (if used) are cooked through.


  1. Add Coconut Milk:

   – Pour in the coconut milk and stir to combine. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.


  1. Season and Garnish:

   – Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

   – Garnish with fresh cilantro.


  1. Serve:

   – Ladle the Mulligatawny soup into bowls and serve with lemon wedges on the side.


Watch the video tutorial:

Enjoy your homemade Mulligatawny soup! Feel free to customize the recipe by adding more vegetables or adjusting the spice levels to suit your taste.

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