Indian-Inspired Mulligatawny

Indian-Inspired Mulligatawny
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Indian-Inspired Mulligatawny

Ian Garlick

Indian-Inspired Mulligatawny

Created in the time of the Raj, this creamy lentil soup enriched with coconut milk takes its name from a Tamil phrase "milagu thanni," meaning pepper water.

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Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  sunflower oil
  • onion, chopped finely
  • cloves garlic, crushed
  • hot green chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 2  Teaspoons  ground cumin
  • 1  Teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 1  Teaspoon  turmeric
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 4 1/4  Cups  vegetable stock
  • 1 3/4  Cup  coconut milk
  • 1/2  Cup  red lentils
  • stalks celery, chopped
  • carrots, chopped
  • apple, chopped
  • Juice of a quarter lemon
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Handful of fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for about 4 minutes. Stir in the chiles, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cinnamon, followed by the stock, coconut milk, lentils, celery, carrots, and apple.

Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the lentils are tender, for about 30 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and top with fresh cilantro.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
175µg
25%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
14µg
16%
Calcium, Ca
181mg
18%
Choline, total
27mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
46µg
12%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
257mg
37%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
409mg
27%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
266g
10%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Indian Shopping Tip

Indian food is loaded with many herbs and spices. Make sure you have a stocked spice cabinet and a big appetite.

Indian Cooking Tip

As delicious as Indian food is, the smells are strong and they linger. Make sure to have your stove vents running and a window open if you don't want your furniture to smell like spices for a week.

Indian Wine Pairing

Riesling, gewürztraminer, muscat, or torrontés with curries and other sauced dishes; cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec. zinfandel, or primitivo with tandoori or other roasted meats and poultry.