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Mulligatawny - Stovetop Version
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 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: Vegetarian, Vegan, Stew, One Pot Meal, curry, Dutch oven
Servings: 6
Calories: 392 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
  • 5 cups vegetable stock or water
  • 15 ounce coconut milk not light
  • lime juice to taste
  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • roasted cashews almonds or peanuts, for garnish
  1. Pre-heat a large 6-quart Dutch oven over medium heat.
  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. Stir in the tomato, apples and lentils and add the stock or water. Bring the mixture to a simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve with fresh cilantro and roasted nuts on top.
Nutrition Facts
Mulligatawny - Stovetop Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Sodium 1593mg66%
Potassium 850mg24%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 17g68%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 4116IU82%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.