Mulligatawny Soup Recipe
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Mulligatawny Soup Recipe

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One taste of this traditional curry-flavored soup, and folks will know it didn't come from a can! This soup fills the kitchen with a wonderful aroma while it's simmering.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup each chopped carrot, celery and onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
  • 6 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 160 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 925mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the apple, carrot, celery and onion in butter for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the flour, curry, sugar, salt, pepper and mace until blended. Gradually add broth.
  2. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the chicken, tomato, green pepper, cloves and parsley; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Add rice; heat through. Discard cloves. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Mulligatawny Soup in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p22

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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contrarywife User ID: 2675625 235734
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"Scrumptious was my hubby's first word upon tasting this soup! I would've never put this combo of vegetables and seasonings together, but so glad I tried this recipe! This is dynamite. The only change I made was leaving the mace out as I didn't have any. So full of flavor, I'll make it again and again."

poppadude User ID: 8368591 227206
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"VG !!!!"

Jan2 User ID: 116031 45503
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"Another keeper. Wonderful flavour. I increased the vegetables, used 2 small Golden Delicious apples, (chopped, they meas. around 1 cup.) Will be making this again."

meg_inthecity User ID: 1651190 20881
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"This soup is amazing, and reheats beautifully for lunch the next day. I doubled all the vegetables and used drained, canned diced tomatoes and it was absolutely delicious."

chrismmcmaine User ID: 1057642 202170
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"Loved the taste; but it is a lot of chopping."

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