Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Mulligatawny is a more recent addition to my soup collection, have yet to find a Mulligatawny Soup I didn't love! This recipe passed to me by a family member has become our favourite version of this old classic. So much so that this year it was added to our Christmas menu - along with the promise that I continue to make it year around.We have no idea as to the origins of this particular recipe or what if any changes have been made over the years. Although we know not the who or where of the recipe - am happy it found it's way to our kitchen!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup butter or 14 cup margarine
  • 1 34 cups onions (chopped)
  • 1 medium apple (peeled and diced)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder (or to taste, I use the full amount)
  • 14 cup flour
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 14 teaspoon pepper (I use more)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (cubed)
  • 2 medium carrots (diced)
  • 1 large stalk celery (diced)
  • 12 cup coconut milk (I use coconut milk and am genereous in the adding) or 12 cup half-and-half


  1. In large soup pot over medium heat, melt butter. Sauté onions, celery, apple and curry powder until onions are soft.
  2. Mix in flour, salt and pepper.
  3. Add chicken stock,stir until it thickens.
  4. Add cubed chicken and carrots, simmer covered until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Whisk in the coconut milk, simmer until heated through.
  6. Servings depend on the size of your bowl.
Most Helpful

This is a real gem of a recipe. I've never had Mulligatawny before, so wasn't sure what to expect. However, there isn't anything about this soup I don't *love*. Very easy to make too. Don't substitute the coconut milk. It gives it this wonderful hint of.....coconut. :) Trust's sooo tasty. Have I ever lied to you before???? Thanks Gerry for another wonderful meal. Made for: Soup is On! ~ Jan 2010 - Diabetic Forum

Diana #2 January 11, 2010

I trusted Diana and she is right. This is a delicious soup and very quick to make. I did add the onions, apple, celery and carrots to the butter and sauteed. Stirred in the full amount of curry powder and then followed the directions. I agree with Diana that the coconut milk is a must. Made for Diabetic Forum *Soup is On*

PaulaG January 28, 2010

I had never tasted or heard of Mullatawny soup but now come to realize that an unfamiliar name( to me) can certainly mean that it can become a favorite very soon. Gerry, we loved this soup. I followed the recipe using the coconut milk. A recipe I will be proud to serve to guests. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Gerry.

Dotty2 February 11, 2010