Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup (& Cure for What Ails Yah!)

Total Time
1hr 42mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 12 mins

This recipe was complied from several different sources in an attempt to find a good, and relatively easy vegetarian mulligatawny recipe. It has been a hit with everyone who has tried it, even the pickiest eaters (aka: my sister). In fact, my wife believes it to be a virtual cure all.... So step aside chicken soup!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. STEP ONE: In a large pot over medium heat sauté onions in melted butter until soft and translucent but not caramelized.
  2. STEP TWO: Add seasonings to onions; continue to sauté for 2 to 3 minutes till they are well incorporated.
  3. STEP THREE: Stir in Vegetable stock, then add vegetables and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. STEP FOUR: Stir in coconut milk and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool several minutes. Remove whole dried chili. Using a hand blender blend well, while a allowing some variance in texture to remain.
  5. STEP FIVE: Stir in lemon juice, parsley, and cilantro, and let stand for 1 hour or so to allow the flavors to mature.
  6. STEP SIX: Reheat gently and then serve. Preferably with warm Nan or pita.
Most Helpful

5 5

I'd only had vegetarian mulligatawny soup once (at some little restaurant in NYC on curry row), years ago, but had often wished I'd find another non-chicken version. I thought about it again yesterday, and googled some recipes. This sounded like the best one, and I had nearly all the ingredients. I did omit the potato and the whole dried chili, but added yellow dal, freshly grated ginger and some crushed red pepper; and subbed light coconut milk for the regular. IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! I also made my first garlic naan--from another site--to serve with it, and both were utterly delicious. I'll definitely be making this again!

5 5

Excellent... I totally love this recipe and the fact it was totally vegitarian was great. My family have asked for this soup repeatedly since I first made it!!! It really does make you feel better when you are not 100%... Makes me think of a warm summer day.

5 5

Just made this recipe tonight, AWESOME!! A must try if you've never tried Mulligatawny soup before and if you've tried it before, this recipe will knock your socks off!!