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Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup Recipe

Updated on June 17, 2010
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 A delicious and healthy soup that helps digestion or to create appetite is the world famous Mulligatawny soup. Originally based on Rasam which is a south Indian soup that is prepared with tamarind juice and tomato, pepper and other rich spices. Lentils or Dhaal are added to give it more zing and protein. Rasam can be had by its own or with white rice. Enjoy this delicious Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup Recipe with your family and friends as you invite them over for dinner.

Ingredients for Mulligatawny soup

 Toor Dal
Tamarind paste or fresh tamarind
Sambar powder
Coriandar leaves
mustard seeds
salt to taste

Soak the Toor dal for about an hour. After washing it clean, pressure cook till they become soft. Mash them and keep it in a bowl. Toor dal is full of protein and are very healthy. Get Tamarind pulp and Boil it into thin tamarind pulp. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and sambar powder (if possible get rasam powder from Indian grocery stores) and boil till the raw smell disappears. Add the mashed up Tool dal and salt to taste. Boil for about 10 minutes. Heat one tablespoon of oil and fry the mustard seeds and curry leaves. As the mustard seeds start to pop, pour over on the prepared soup. Add chopped coriander leaves.

There are many other variations of the popular Mulligatawny soup Recipe that involves chicken and other non vegetarian food items. In one of the delicious ones, chick peas are cooked till soft, and sauteed with onions, chili, cayenne, turmeric and coriander and even coconut milk is added to give consistency.

soup variation
soup variation

Mulligatawny soup


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