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Mulligatawny Soup

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 (about 2 quarts)


  • 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


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

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  • contrarywife
    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
    May 31, 2015

    VG !!!!

  • Jan2
    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
    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
    Sep 15, 2009

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