Oh, and mulligatawny soup not only keeps well, but it tastes even better after an overnight stay in the refrigerator. Double the recipe and freeze some for those snowy days ahead when you need a warm soup hug now.
This is my new favorite soup recipe! I recommend doubling the recipe if you intend to feed 2+ people and would like to have leftovers throughout the week. I had zero issues with the rice absorbing the liquid, so my opinion is that the rice doesn't need to be cooked and stored separately. It's great for meal prepping!
Mulligatawny was popular in India by the end of the 18th century, and by the 19th century it began to appear in cookbooks of the day, with each cook (or cookbook) featuring its own recipe. Recipes for mulligatawny varied greatly at that time and over the years (e.g., Maria Rundell's A New System of Domestic Cookery contained three versions), and later versions of the soup included British modifications that included meat, although the local Madras (modern Chennai) recipe on which it was based did not. Early references to it in English go back to 1784. In 1827, William Kitchiner wrote that it had become fashionable in Britain:
a dessert-spoonful of tamarind, six red chillies, six cloves of garlic, a tea-spoonful of mustard seed, a salt-spoonful of fenugreek seed, twelve black peppercorns, a tea-spoonful of salt, and six leaves of karay-pauk. When worked to a paste, he adds a pint of water, and boils the mixture for a quarter of an hour. While this is going on, he cuts up two small onions, puts them into a chatty, and fries them in dessert-spoonful of ghee till they begin to turn brown, when he strains the pepper-water into the chatty, and cooks the mixture for five minutes, after which it is ready. The pepper-water is, of course, eaten with a large quantity of boiled rice, and is a meal in itself. The English, taking their ideas from this simple composition, added other condiments, with chicken, mutton, &c., thickened the liquid with flour and butter, and by degrees succeeded in concocting a soupe grasse of a decidedly acceptable kind.
According to the Oxford Companion to Food, the simplest version of the soup included chicken or mutton, fried onion, and spices. More complex versions may call for "a score of ingredients". Versions originating in southern India commonly called for lentils.
If you've ever seen Seinfeld, then odds are you remember the episode where Kramer gets a craving for mulligatawny soup from the best soup place in New York - the Soup Nazi. That character was based on Al Yeganeh, a soup vendor who ran a food stand called Soup Kitchen International in New York City that the Seinfeld frequented. Thankfully you don't have to stand in line to make this soup at home.
In the days of the Raj, when the British ruled India in the 19th Century, their Tamil servants would cook a stew with curry spices and coconut milk, sometimes vegetarian, sometimes with chicken. And when the British returned home, they brought with them a version of that stew that became mulligatawny. There are dozens of recipes for this hearty soup. The name means "pepper water", though the soup need not be made particularly hot; you can use a sweet curry powder in place of the hot curry I love. Garnish with peanuts, raisins and apple -- traditional embellishments for a main dish curry -- and you'll really have a meal in a bowl.
Chicken tortellini soup is our favorite combination of chicken and pasta loaded with vegetables for a winner one-pot weeknight meal. We love the quick-cooking fresh pasta that can be stirred in hot soup and cooked instantly to make a flavorful meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Looking for easy dinner ideas? This one-pot meal is hearty and perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. We love to make it with chicken but the recipe can be easily changed for a vegetarian diet - I have included some tips in the notes section of the recipe card.
I, I mean WE, have been enjoying your meal plan and recipes. All of your recipes look so Beautiful! They taste even better! This soup was so pleasing to the eye and so nourishing for the family after a long day. Thank you!
Nothing beats a pot of steaming soup on a cold winter night... From a thick and creamy Pumpkin Soup to Cream of Chicken Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken and Rice Soup to Lentil Soup, you'll find a soup recipe here you'll want to make tonight!
When the soup is blended (or not blended) to your preferences, you can return the shredded chicken to the pot, and add in the coconut milk. Mix it all together, then add some salt and pepper to taste.
Save PrintSuper Creamy Mulligatawny Soup Author: Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom Recipe type: Soup Cuisine: Indian Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 1 hour Serves: 4 to 6 people Ingredients2 tablespoons vegetable oil½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breastsKosher saltfreshly ground black pepper2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped2 celery stalks, roughly chopped1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped1 green apple, cored and roughly chopped1 vine ripe tomato, roughly chopped1 jalapeño, sliced8 garlic cloves, roughly chopped1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced½ teaspoon whole cumin seeds½ teaspoon whole coriander seeds½ teaspoon whole mustard seeds1 teaspoon curry powder1 tablespoon turmeric2 cups good quality chicken stock½ pint heavy cream2 14-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milkpinch of white pepper1 russet potato, peeled and cut into a small dice½ cup dry red lentilssour cream, garnishcilantro, roughly chopped, garnishInstructionsIn a 5 quart pot, warm the oil over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper and add to the hot pot. Cook for 5 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook for 4 minutes on the second side. Transfer to a plate, tented with foil.In the same pot, over medium-high heat, add the carrots, celery, onion, apple, tomato, jalapeño, garlic, and ginger. Stirring occasionally, cook until tender and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.While the veggies are cooking, heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and mustard seeds and toast just until fragrant. Shake the pan frequently to make sure they don't burn. (Don't walk away, toasting spices doesn't take long). Immediately remove from heat and transfer the spices to a coffee/spice grinder. Grind to a fine powder.Transfer the cooked veggies to a blender. Add the freshly ground spices you just toasted, the curry powder, turmeric, chicken stock, and cream. Puree until relatively smooth (it's ok if it's still slightly chunky).Strain through a fine mesh strainer into the pot you used to cook the vegetables. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to press the liquid out of the vegetable pulp. Add the coconut milk, 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, and a pinch of white pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the potatoes and lentils and cook until soft, about 10 minutes.Meanwhile, chop up the chicken into the same size pieces as you did the potatoes, and add to the soup during the last few minutes of cooking. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.Divide the soup into bowls and garnish with sour cream and cilantro. Serve and enjoy!Notes* Special equipment - a coffee/spice grinder and a fine mesh strainer.* Turmeric will stain anything porous - so be careful of your clothing and if you have leftovers, store in a glass container. * Inspired by: Serious Eats3.4.3177
Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until the onion starts to brown. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes with their puree, jalapenos, cumin, coriander, 1 tablespoon salt (depending on the saltiness of the chicken stock), 1 teaspoon pepper, and the cilantro, if using. Cut the tortillas in half, then cut them crosswise into ½-inch strips and add to the soup. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and season to taste. Serve the soup hot topped with sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and broken tortilla chips.
There's no vegan chicken pieces, tofu, soy curls, seitan, gardein chicken strips or jackfruit. I've replaced the chicken with chickpeas so it's a no fuss, fast delicious vegetarian noodle soup full of whole food ingredients and with all the classic flavours that you'll love.
My Grandkids love this vegan chicken soup! It takes no coaxing at all for them to devour their soup - veggies and all. and that's saying something! We all know how picky kids can be, right? I guess the flavour, texture and slurp factor must be bang on, lol!
I like broad eggless noodles ( egg free), rotini noodles or broken spaghetti noodles for my veggie soup. There are so many choices, pick your favorite, gluten free, veggie, brown rice, buckwheat, etc... skies the limit folks?
It's totally up to you, I almost always use "Vegetarian Better than Bouillon" brand for my soups and stews. I think the flavour is outstanding, much more complex than broth or cubes. There are three vegan varieties, "Vegetarian No chicken Soup Base", "Vegetarian No Beef Soup Base" or " Seasoned Vegetable Base"
A healthy zucchini (courgette) pasta recipe with quinoa, roasted eggplant, and lemon mustard vinaigrette. This recipe is such a fabulous summer meal, but zucchini seams to be in season all year long, making this feel right just about any time of year. To bring a little more protein to the table, pair this with feta, tofu (fried, baked, grilled), griddled halloumi, chicken (roasted, grilled, poached, rotisserie), salmon (roasted, grilled), Greek yogurt, or labneh. Meal-prep these zucchini noodles by holding back on the dressing right before serving. 2b1af7f3a8