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my name is monica but now i'm better known as nana. i have recurring dreams about faraway places and wild animals running free. i love to create with paper, food and yarn and i love to share snippets of my life.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Mulligatawny Soup



OK...I made this soup purely because I love the name of it! Apparently the word 'mulligatawny" is thought to have come from two words in the Tamil language - milaku tanni which means pepper soup, but there is no pepper in the recipe!
If you want your home to smell absolutely fantastic then this is the soup for you!
Recipe
1 whole chicken, cut up
8 cups water
1 1/2- 2 tsp. salt
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 medium onion, chopped
2 Tbl margarine or butter
2 Tbl flour
1 carrot,thinly sliced
1 apple, chopped
1 green pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 can coconut milk
1/2 cup lentils
2 tomatoes, chopped(optional)
parsley
Heat chicken,water, salt,curry powder,cumin,lemon juice and cloves to boiling in a soup pot and then reduce to simmer.Cover and simmer for approx. 45 minutes. Remove chicken from broth; skim fat if necessary.Add more water to retain 8 cups broth. Remove bones and skin from chicken and shred meat with your hands. Pour broth from pot into a bowl as you will return it to the pot again later. In the same pot cook onion in margarine until tender. Add remaining vegetables. Remove from heat and stir in flour. Gradually whisk in broth. Return to stove and add chicken, apple,lentils, pepper and tomatoes. Heat to boiling and reduce heat. Cover and simmer till lentils are tender,about 15-20 minutes.When ready to serve garnish with parsley.
I also made some homemade foccacia bread to go along with this! The recipe I use is so easy because there is no kneading!!! If you want it please post.
For dessert I made these Yummy Carmel Apple cupcakes. You can find the recipe at Inkspirations.

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