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Oh my gosh! I just made a reeeeeally good Mulligatawny Soup!

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Posted to Thread #20913 at 2:34 am on Nov 15, 2011

It has quite a laundry list of ingredients, but it's a lot of "dibs & dabs" and goes together pretty fast.

I moved ingredients around as the instructions don't follow the list of ingredients, and I like the ingredients listed as they are used. So here it is below. My ONLY change was to add 1/2 tsp. black pepper:

Mulligatawny Soup

1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, grated
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 green chilies, minced with seeds
2 cups chopped carrots

1 teaspoon tumeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon curry
1 teaspoon sea salt

10 cups chicken broth (substitute vegetable broth if you are vegetarian or vegan)
2 cups water
2 cups chopped tomatoes
2 cups chopped potatoes

1 cup red lentils

1 can coconut milk (I used full fat, but you can use low-fat as well)
1 tablespoon tamarind concentrate [omitted - DH doesn't like it]
2 cups cauliflower, finely chopped
1 cup zucchini, thinly sliced

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped


In a large soup pot, saute onions, carrots, green peppers, and garlic with a drizzle of olive oil. Saute the onions until translucent, then add all of your spices and salt. Saute for another 2 minutes over a low heat.

Next, add chicken broth, water, potatoes and tomatoes, and bring to a low-boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add lentils and bring back to a boil for 15 minutes. Then, lower heat to a simmer, for another 15 minutes [I did it about 30 min].

Using a potato masher, mash soup together (if you want a smoother soup, you can blend it in a food processor or blender, but I prefer this semi-chunky).

Next, add coconut milk, tamarind concentrate, thinly sliced zucchini, and finely chopped cauliflower. Heat back up to a low boil for a few minutes (2-3) and mix in chopped cilantro.

Serve hot.

Optional: For more heat, as in spice, add some red chili flakes to your pot, that should do the trick! Sprinkle bowl with garam masala powder and fresh cilantro.

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