Mulligatawny Soup, Mulligatawany Soup

Mulligatawny Soup, Mulligatawany Soup

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A spicy soup with an unmistakeable Indian feel to it, it is said that this used to be a hot favourite amongst the British officers when they were in India.

Mulligatawny Soup features a large set of ingredients including coconut milk, onions, carrots, tomatoes, rice and dal, spiced with an elaborate masala and hints of ginger, garlic and lemon juice. You can have it as a filling brunch or supper!

Mulligatawny Soup, Mulligatawany Soup recipe - How to make Mulligatawny Soup, Mulligatawany Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For the masala powder

    For the masala powder
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Allow it to cool slightly and blend in a mixer to a smooth powder. Keep aside.

For the soup

    For the soup
  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions, carrots, ginger and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the masoor dal, tomatoes, masala powder, turmeric powder and 3¼ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Blend the soup in a mixer to a smooth purée and strain it using a strainer.
  5. Transfer the purée to a deep non-stick pan, add the coconut milk, rice, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy292 cal
Protein8.9 g
Carbohydrates26.2 g
Fiber7 g
Fat16.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A447.7 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.3 mg
Vitamin C10.7 mg
Folic Acid24.5 mcg
Calcium53.2 mg
Iron2.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium8.2 mg
Potassium78.4 mg
Zinc1 mg


Mulligatawny Soup, Mulligatawany Soup
 on 01 Nov 16 09:20 AM

Mulligatawny Soup, Mulligatawany Soup
 on 30 Aug 16 01:53 AM

How much ginger? It says 12 ginger I don''t understand what it means!
Tarla Dalal
30 Aug 16 10:44 AM
   Hi Donna: Thanks, its a typo error. Its half inch piece ginger and we have fixed the recipe. Happy cooking.
Mulligatawany Soup
 on 01 Mar 16 10:21 AM

Tarla Dalal
01 Mar 16 10:36 AM
   Thanks Shanta. We are delighted you loved the Soup recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Mulligatawany Soup
 on 26 Mar 15 01:57 PM

This soup is very creamy, and rich in taste, The little rice added to this soup, is just perfect. One big bowl of this soup, can keep you full for a very long time.
Mulligatawny Soup
 on 14 Feb 13 10:44 AM

Love the taste of this masoor dal soup with a strong coconut influence.