Monday, June 27, 2011

Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup Recipe/Coconut Milk Soup (Peppery Soup from south India)


Coconut milk                                                        ½ cup
Lime juice                                                          2 tsp.
Curry leaves                                                         6 - 8 nos.
Ginger                                                                  1 tsp.
Garlic cloves                                                         3 - 4 no.
Cinnamon                                                             ½ stick
Coriander seeds                                                   1 tsp.
Cumin seeds                                                         1 tsp.
Fennel seeds                                                         ½ tsp.
Fenugreek seeds                                                   ½ tsp.
Black peppercorn                                                 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder                                                a pinch
Gram flour                                                            1 tbsp.
Oil                                                                        1 tbsp.
Salt                                                                       As per taste.


1. Grind garlic, ginger, cinnamon, coriander seeds, cumin, fennel, fenugreek seeds and peppercorns into a fine paste.
2. Heat oil, add Gram flour, cook for some time and then add ground masala and a pinch of turmeric. Cook for few more minutes.
3. Add 850 ml. of water and curry leaves. Cook till you get a thick consistency.
4. Add Coconut milk, lime juice and salt.
5. Strain through muslin cloth and serve hot.

Note: The literal meaning of Mulligtawney is Mullig - Pepper and Tami - Water i.e. pepper water.


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