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French Tart's Note:
The British have always been fond of highly spiced food, a taste which can be traced back in our cooking to medieval times and which can be seen today in our pungent commercially prepared sauces and mustards. This tasty curried broth belongs to the early nineteenth century and is part of the heritage of the British Raj. British people who spent years in India grew to love the local spicy food and brought back their favourite recipes which were adapted in the Victorian kitchen. "Pepper Water" was the nearest thing to soup in the cuisine of India, and indeed the word mulligatawny comes from the Tamil words molegoo (pepper) and tunes (water). It was originally a vegetarian 'sauce', but the British added meat and various other ingredients to create a variety of mulligatawnies, which were popular in India and Ceylon, but had an extremely bad press back home in England! A basic peppered water was flavoured with various other ingredients, then the soup would be served with side bowls of cooked rice, lime wedges, grated coconut, snippets of fried bacon, quartered hard-boiled eggs and sliced chillies. You helped yourself to what you wanted - a meal in itself. I serve mine with Raita and Chutney, and sometimes hard-boiled eggs, you can add whatever you like to the basic soup posted below. This recipe was taken from The Memsahib's Cookbook and has been adapted to personal taste.
My Private Note
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- 2 1/2 pints vegetable stock or 2 1/2 pints chicken stock
- 7 ounces coconut cream, cut into chunks
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 -3 teaspoons curry powder or 1 tablespoon curry paste
- 6 ounces tomato puree
- chopped cooked chicken
- chopped cooked beef or lamb
- 1 apple, peeled, diced and fried in butter
- 1 -2 onion, peeled, chopped and fried in butter until brown
- 1 -2 cup cooked rice
- 2 tablespoons chutney
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seed, lightly crushed
- fresh ground pepper
- 1Simmer all the basic soup ingredients together for 15 to 25 minutes.
- 2Then add all, or any of the flavouring ingredients - to make the soup exactly as you like it.
- 3(Flavouring ingredients are listed above.).
- 4Cook over a gentle heat for a further 5 to 10 minutes.
- 5Serve hot with any of the side dishes as described above.
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Nutritional Facts for The Memsahib's Mulligatawny Soup: Anglo-Indian Curried Soup
Serving Size: 1 (179 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 207.3
- Calories from Fat 54
- Total Fat 6.1 g
- Saturated Fat 5.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 29.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 37.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
- Sugars 22.5 g
- Protein 2.4 g
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