Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup

The name Mulligatawny comes from two Oriental Indian words meaning “pepper water” and curry is the ingredient that gives this incredible soup such a delicious flavor.  Mulligatawny soup is a perfect vehicle for leftover roast chicken or turkey.  Thanksgiving came and went, and as usual we had leftover turkey meat which I froze for future use.  I wanted to make some form of a soup and we love curry, so decided on this delicious soup/stew, I hope you like it!



1/4 cup of butter

3 cups of diced onion

3 cups of diced carrots

4 garlic cloves roughly chopped

2 small apples or one large apple peeled and cut into large dice

1/2 cup dried red lentils

1/2 cup uncooked brown or white rice- I used brown basmati rice

1 -400 ml can of coconut milk

8 cups of chicken broth

4 cups of large diced cooked chicken or turkey

2 chicken bouillon cubes

3 tablespoons of flour

1 tablespoon of curry powder

1 tablespoon of garam masala

1 teaspoon of ground coriander

1 teaspoon of ground tumeric

1/2 teaspoon of paprika

1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Season with salt to taste


1.  Melt butter in a large pot over medium high heat.  Add the onion and carrots, then sauté for 5-6 minutes or until the onions have softened.

2.  Add garlic and diced apples, sauté for another 3 minutes. Mix the spices and flour in a bowl, now add to the pot and toss to coat.  Add in lentils and rice, broth and bouillon cubes, mix well and let contents come to a boil.  Turn the heat down to medium low and let simmer covered for about 45 minutes until lentils and rice are cooked.

Simmering soup

Simmering soup

3.  When the lentils and rice are cooked, turn off the heat and puree in a blender 50% of the soup mixture and then add pureed soup back into the pot.

Pureed Soup

Pureed Soup

4.  Now add the coconut milk and diced turkey or chicken. Season with salt, you will probably need at least one teaspoon.  Mix well and serve.





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