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One Pot Mulligatawny Soup recipe

Teri & Jenny
Our One Pot Mulligatawny Soup recipe is packed with flavor. It's creamy and silky, and so filling. We topped our Chicken Mulligatawny recipe with rice, golden raisins, and cilantro.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 265 kcal


  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 red jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 small apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 roma tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2 ½ teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced thyme
  • ½ cup red or yellow lentils (uncooked)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • cup coconut milk
  • salt to and extra black pepper to taste

toppings and garnish

  • cooked jasmine rice
  • roasted and shredded chicken breast
  • golden raisins
  • cilantro, roughly chopped


  • Place a large pot over medium-high heat and melt butter. Add onion, celery, carrot, and jalapeno and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, apples, and tomato and continue to sauté for an additional 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add all the spices, thyme and lentils to the pot and sauté for 3 minutes. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, medium-low and simmer mixture for about 30 to 40 minutes or until lentils have cooked through.
  • Pour mixture into a blender or using and immersion blender, puree until smooth.
  • Pour mixture back into the pot and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in coconut milk and adjust seasonings.
  • To serve: Place about ½ cup of rice at the bottom of each bowl and top with a ladle of soup. Top soup with shredded chicken, a sprinkle of raisins and finally the cilantro. Season with freshly cracked black pepper. Serve.


Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 198mgPotassium: 528mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2270IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 3mg
Keyword one pot, soup
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