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Mulligatawny - Pressure Cooker Version
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Mulligatawny is a traditional Indian curry soup and there are many variations. Some versions have meat in them and others do not. This is a vegetarian version. It is a hearty and delicious one pot meal. From One Pot Comfort by Meredith Laurence

Course: Entrées, Soups
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Stew, One Pot Meal, Instant Pot, winter recipe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Comfort Food, Pressure Cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 414 kcal
Author: Meredith Laurence
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 2 ribs celery finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 large ripe tomato chopped
  • 2 apples peeled and diced
  • cups red lentils
  • cups vegetable stock or water
  • 15 ounce can coconut milk not light
  • lime juice to taste
  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • roasted cashews almonds or peanuts, for garnish
  1. Pre-heat a 6-quart multi-cooker using the BROWN or SAUTE setting.
  2. Add the oil and sauté the onion, carrots and celery until they start to become tender – about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, spices and salt and stir well. Sauté for a minute or two. (If your cooker doesn’t have a brown setting, use a skillet on the stovetop for the steps above and transfer the contents to the cooker now.) Stir in the tomato, apples and lentils and add the stock or water. Cover and lock the lid in place.
  3. Pressure cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.
  4. Release the pressure with the QUICK-RELEASE method and carefully remove the lid. Purée roughly half the mixture and return it to the pot. Stir in the coconut milk and season to taste with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lime. Thin the soup to your desired consistency with water.
  5. Serve with fresh cilantro and roasted nuts on top.
Nutrition Facts
Mulligatawny - Pressure Cooker Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Sodium 1516mg63%
Potassium 880mg25%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 19g76%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 4074IU81%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.