Chicken Mulligatawny Soup from "the Frugal Gourmet"

"The best chicken soup I've ever eaten. This came from "The Frugal Gourmet On Our Immigrant Ancestors" by way of a friend of mine. It's easy to make, although you need to make sure you have all of the spices, and at least for me, they aren't the most common of spices. Having said that, you won't have any problem finding them in the local Safeway."
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup from "the Frugal Gourmet" created by SuzTheQ
Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • In a 4-quart pot, simmer the chicken, covered, in 4 cups of water until tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove, cool, debone, and chop the meat and skin coarsely.
  • Save the stock in the pot.
  • Set the meat aside.
  • Heat a large frying pan and add the ghee, garlic, onion, celery, and carrot.
  • Saute just until the onion is tender.
  • Add this to the pot of reserved stock.
  • Add 4 more cups of water to the pot along with all remaining ingredients except the garnishes and chicken.
  • Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the deboned chicken.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with the fresh coriander and black pepper.
  • I like lots of black pepper in this dish!

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  1. yolandachuck11
    Great recipe. Thanks for sharing
  2. Ayame
    Great taste!!!<br/><br/>Next time I'll use my homemade stock and I'll cook the chicken in a pan before the veggies for the texture that we're more used to.<br/><br/>Thanks for sharing!
  3. Stodola
    Great dish on a cold Nebraska day. Added the Rotel and used can chicken breast instead. No pepper for the Rotel gave it enough heat. Very quick meal. I thought it was better then the Indian Oven restuarant.
  4. SuzTheQ
    Chicken Mulligatawny Soup from "the Frugal Gourmet" Created by SuzTheQ
  5. SuzTheQ
    This soup is wonderful! Great combination of spices, and I love the coriander and black pepper garnish. I chopped a bought rotisserie chicken as a shortcut, and used canned fat free chicken broth. I also cut back on the red pepper. It was perfect, and will be made over and over again in my kitchen. Next time I'm going to try the RoTel as was suggested. Thanks VideoJeff, for my new favorite chicken soup recipe!



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