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Maybe it's the snow and cold winter months, but soup is my new love. Today, I tried an easy recipe on a whim, and OH MY. Yum.


Granted, I've never heard of Mulligatawny until the soup nazi Seinfeld episode, but this is awesome! It goes great with Momofonefunone's Outrageously Easy Big Bread, http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=5716.0.


Mulligatawney Soup (East Indian Curry Soup)


1 Medium Chopped Onion

1 Med. Carrot, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 green pepper, seeded and chopped (I didn't havew the celery or pepper, and it still turned out good)

1 medium applie, pared, cored and chopped (don't let this throw you, you can't taste the apple when it's done) (or sub. 1/2 c. unsweetened, plain applesauce

1 c cooked chopped chicken


Stir frequently until onions are tender

Stir in gradually:

1/3 c flour

1 tsp curry powder

1/8 tsp mace

2 whole cloves or 1/8 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp parsley

2 c chicken broth

1 - 15ox can cooked tomatoes

salt and pepper to tast.

Simmer 1/2 hour covered.





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We love it too.

Here is our recipe:


I got this recipe from a friend of mine, she's an older Sri Lankan woman. There is no measuring in her recipes


a few potatoes peeled cut into big pieces

a few carrots peeled chopped

1 or 2 tomato cut into large pieces

any veggies you like. I use any of the following

red or yellow bell pepper, mushrooms, cauliflower washed chopped

generous amount of fresh ginger chopped/minced

onion chopped

garlic chopped

pink lentils dry

a few bay leaves



chili powder

lemon juiced, seeds removed

cilantro, washed chopped

coconut milk from can (light not as good)


I use a vegan chicken broth

whole dried red chili

crusty hard baguette torn or cut into small pieces


sometimes I pan fry all the veggies first to bring out the flavor, and to give the potato and carrot a chance to soften up.

I coat them in tumeric, salt and cumin to start the flavor.


In a large pot with water and oil, add veggies in order of which veggies take the longest to cook.

add spices(teaspoon of this teaspoon of that until you get it right) add chili powder to taste

When all veggies are added, add a handful or two of lentils.

I usually add some powdered vegan chicken broth, but it doesn't necessarily need c. broth though because the coconut milk is so rich.

Throw in the bay leaves, and lemon juice

cook on very low until lentils are done 20-30 minutes

add coconut milk 1/2 can, then to taste

salt pepper to taste

fry whole chili in a little pan with plenty of oil

garnish with cilanto, bread, chili, and chili oil



The most important thing is to make sure the hard veggies get cooked all the way though, so you have to be timing it out right according to how big you cut up potato and carrot.

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