Thursday, October 2, 2008

Soup Swap: British Mulligatawny

I love soup season! Life as Mom is having a soup swap to celebrate!

If I contributed all my favorite soup recipes it would take weeks.... But here's one that I have already typed in. It's one of my all-time favorites, modified from a recipe in a "one-pot cooking" book. This isn't the type of mulligatawny that's served in Indian restaurants as an appetizer (but I can give you a good mock recipe for that too). It's more of a chunky stew, with lots of yummy veggies and perfect spices.

Mulligatawny (the British version)

2 Tbsp butter
1 cup chopped onion (I use less)
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup peeled, cored and chopped Granny Smith apples (I
usually use potatoes.)
2 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp curry powder (I use homemade curry pwd)
1/8 tsp ground cloves
5 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes, or one can
drained diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup rice (I usually use double this)
1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tsp slat
1/2 tsp black pepper

1. In large stock pot over med. heat, add butter. Add
onion, carrots, celery, and apples and cook until soft,
5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add flour, curry and cloves and cook for 1-2
minutes, stirring constantly (until you smell the
3. Add broth, tomatoes, and lemon juice and stir to
combine. Bring to a boil.
4. add rice and stir to combine
5. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer for 10
minutes, stirring occasionally
6. Add chicken, simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the
chicken and rice are cooked through. Season with salt
and pepper.

Serves 4 (Why make soup for just four, go for 12 or so!)
Cooking time: 30 minutes (this, unfortunately excludes
chopping time. it take me about 45 minutes).


  1. Thanks for sharing your soup recipe.

  2. Oh that looks wonderful! What a great combination of flavors. Have you tried it with the apples? I love sweet/savory combinations and this looks like it would hit the spot on a chilly fall night. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sounds great!

    Is the finished product spicy from the curry powder?

  4. Whether or not the soup is spicy depends on what kind of curry powder you get. If you just get the normal "curry powder" in the grocery store, then no, it's not. But you can buy "spicy" curry powder, or make your own.