How to make Mulligatawny Soup -

Soup made from dal, rice and peppercorns, a delicacy with great taste.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split Pigeon Pea, Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian, Sri Lankan

Course : Soups

Mulligatawny Soup

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mulligatawny Soup Recipe

  • Split Pigeon Pea 6 tablespoons

  • Rice 3 tablespoons

  • Garlic peeled 2 cloves

  • Ginger peeled 1 inch piece

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut milk 3/4 cup

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Peppercorns crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Rice boiled 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Soak the lentils and rice in water.

Step 2

Grind garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and pepper corns to a paste.

Step 3

Heat ghee in a pan, add bay leaf and chopped onions.

Step 4

Sauté for a minute on high heat. Add soaked dal and rice.

Step 5

Mix and then add the ground paste and a little water. Mix and add little salt.

Step 6

When the soup comes to a boil cover and cook till the rice and dal is done.

Step 7

Strain and bring the soup to a boil again. Add tamarind pulp, coconut milk and stir.

Step 8

Add garam masala powder and mix well. Boil for some time then add crushed pepper corns.

Step 9

Garnish with boiled rice and serve hot.

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