Vegetarian Mulligatawny#SoupSwappers

Mulligatawny is prounced as Mulli ga towny. This is a classic Anglo-Indian soup, the name of which means pepper water.  This is an English interpretation of an Indian dish.  It's a curry soup, full of nutrients, a mouthful of goodness in every spoon. Simply delicious and comforting soup.
"Let's Go Meatless" Event for Soup Saturday Swappers was the theme given to us by our hosted Paula Begley.   Made this Vegetarian Mulligatawny soup for the event.
Serves 4

2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Onion - chopped
1 Big Carrot - finely diced
1 Fresh Red Chilli - chopped
3 Cloves Garlic - minced
1 Teaspoon Ginger - minced
2 Apples- skinned and finely diced
2 Big Tomatoes - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Curry Powder
1 Teaspoon Roasted Cumin powder 

1/2 Teaspoon Paprika powder
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon powder
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1/4 Teaspoon Cardamom powder
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper powder

1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
1/2 Cup Masoor Dal / Red Lentils - soaked
4 Cups Vegetable Stock
2/3 Cup Coconut Milk
Salt to taste
Black Pepper powder to taste
Roasted Cashews for garnish
Chopped Coriander for garnish
Spring Onions for garnish

Melt butter in a large pan / pot,  add the onion, carrot, and red chili, then sauté until the onions have softened. Add the garlic, ginger, apples and diced tomatoes.  Add in all of the spices and toss to coat. Add in the lentils, stock and let come to a boil. Turn the flame to low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. 
Puree about 75% of the soup in with a stick blender. Leave some of the chunks whole, as it gives a nice texture and consistency to the soup. Return the pot  back to flame,  stir in the coconut milk and just warm it( do not bring it to a boil). Taste and adjust for salt and black pepper as needed. 
Serve topped with cashew nuts and spring onions.
Labels : Vegetarian, Soup, Mulligatawny, Masoor dal, Soupswappers, Gluten free, Healthy Dinners, Coconut Milk

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. The first time I had a bowl of mulligatawny I knew I was in love! Such a delicious soup. Great choice for going meatless!

  2. I have heard of Mulligatawny but have never tried it. It sounds delish Sneha.

  3. Thank you for participating, Sneha! And thank you for a delightful recipe! P~

  4. There's so many great flavors in this soup. It sounds fascinating!

  5. Wow, does this ever look yummy! This is one I need to try!