Indian-Inspired Mulligatawny

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Indian-Inspired Mulligatawny
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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4
Servings
420
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 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
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
44%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
99%
Protein
10g
20%
Carbs
37g
12%
Vitamin A
289µg
32%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.1%
Vitamin C
67mg
100%
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
27µg
34%
Calcium
99mg
10%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
158µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
158µg
39%
Iron
7mg
38%
Magnesium
88mg
22%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
221mg
32%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
797mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.2%
Sodium
1238mg
52%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.1%
Zinc
2mg
12%

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