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

READY IN: 1hr 42mins
Recipe by whiterabbit

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!

Top Review by fizbo

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!

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.

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