Mulligatawny Soup

By February 15, 2016March 8th, 2017Recipes


No soup for you!

That’s a Seinfeld reference and I can’t introduce the next recipe, Mulligatawny, without it.  The infamous Soup Nazi appeared on Seinfeld in Season 7.  He earned his nickname by being excessively strict with his customers.  Prior to Seinfeld, I had never heard of Mulligatawny.  So I guess I should give credit to the Soup Nazi for this recipe find.

Mulligatawny is a traditional curry soup of Indian origin.  There are many variations, ingredients can include coconut milk, legumes, and lamb.  

This is a basic recipe to get you started.  Feel free to take it away.  

This is one of my family’s favorite soups.  Curry is the star of the show.  (so if you don’t like curry……you might have to sit this one out)  It’s a hearty soup, thanks to the addition of rice.  Perfect for all of these snowy days and wintry nights that we’ve been having.  I used basmati rice this time around.  It’s a gluten free rice option.  But, I truly think any kind of rice will work.  Whatever you happen to have on hand.



1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced carrot

1/4 cup butter

1  1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder

4 cups chicken broth

1/2 apple, cored and chopped

1/4 cup white rice (I used basmati rice because that’s what I had on hand, so any will do…..)

1 cooked, boneless chicken breast – cut into bite-sized pieces

salt to taste

black pepper to taste

1/2 cup heavy cream (sometimes I substitute with coconut milk)


Saute onions, carrot, and butter in a large soup pot. Add flour and curry, and cook 5 more minutes. Add chicken broth.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add apple, rice, chicken, salt and pepper. Simmer 15-20 minutes, or until rice is done.

Add cream before serving.





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