Mulligatawny Soup

"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!"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
7-8 cups




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

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  1. 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
  2. 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*
  3. 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.
  4. Gerry, this soup is Awesome!!! Made it on Friday night to have after our annual trip to Boo at the Zoo and everyone LOVED it. I took others advice and sauteed my chicken first in olive oil and garlic. I used the coconut milk as suggested and right before serving I added fresh cilantro.Perfect!!<br/>Thanks so much for sharing:)
  5. This was a pretty good soup, but I found it missing something. I added the full amount of curry and found it quite spicy. Adding in some corn made it much better, as it needed just a touch of sweetness. I used a full can of coconut milk and added about 1/2 cup of uncooked rice. Great consistency and I am looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow!


  1. This is a good soup and very easy to make. I made it without the chicken and added a 1/2 cup uncooked rice instead. I also sauteed the onion in water not oil. My 17 year ate almost the entire pot. Thanks for the recipe.


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