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Mulligatawny Soup

Rathy V
10 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Mulligatawny Soup RECIPE

This is my favourite soup and its Srilankans national soup too. I first tasted this soup in Anjappar Restaraunt and loved it. Now this is the soup I order every time. Saw the recipe from Samayal Samayal cookshow by Chef Venkatesh Bhat

Recipe Tags

  • Sri Lankan
  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Soups
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. Masoor dal - 100g
  2. oil - 2 tablespoon
  3. Big onion - 2 sliced
  4. Dessicated coconut -100g
  5. 1 green apple - sliced(seeds removed)
  6. jeera - 20g
  7. jeera powder - 15g
  8. Whole black peppercorns - 20g
  9. garlic - 10 cloves
  10. turmeric powder -1/2 teaspoon
  11. chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  12. sugar - around 15g
  13. salt - as needed
  14. coriander stems chopped - 1fistful
  15. Curry leaves - 1 fistful
  16. Green chillies - 2 sliced
  17. Milk - 100ml
  18. Curry powder - 1tsp
  19. Lime juice - from 1 lemon
  20. Cooked rice - for garnish


  1. Cook masoor dal in pressure cooker with about 1 ltr water till it reaches a mashy consistency (5 to 6 whistles). Set aside.
  2. Heat a deep, heavy pan. Add 2tbsp of oil and add the sliced onions and fry till golden brown. Add the dessicated coconut and fry for a minute.
  3. Add the sliced green apple and fry for two minutes. Add the jeera and whole pepper and saute well. Add the garlic cloves and saute well.
  4. Add the cooked dal along with the water and mix. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder,salt and mix well.
  5. Add the jeera powder, sugar and add a little more than 1/2 ltr water and cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Add the fresh curry leaves and cut coriander stems. Add the sliced green chillies.
  7. Add milk mix well. Add the curry powder and mix well. Let the soup boil for a minute. Add cooked rice for garnish(about 1 fistful). Add the lemon juice just before serving. Serve hot!

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