Healthy Mulligatawny Soup that is just as rich and vibrant as its hefty cousin!
Friends you can rely on are an essential part of living “the good life.” If they happen to be able to cook… Bonus!
Our close friends came to stayed with us for over a month. They have gone home, but not without leaving their mark. During their visit I was introduced to Healthy Mulligatawny Soup. A British soup with roots in south India, literally meaning “Pepper Water” in Tamil.
My friend, Bethany, made us a lovely rich creamy version, but after researching this soup a bit, I discovered there are many varieties. Some are brothy, and some thick. Colors also vary from recipe to recipe. But the key ingredients are veggies, rice, protein, and curry powder.
My husband Lt. Dan has a weird hangup about cream. It’s a texture thing. He doesn’t like how it coats his tongue.
And if it’s frothy? Dear Lord, we’ve got a real problem on our hands!
I once saw my completely precious, easy-going husband unleash his full wrath on an unsuspecting coffee barrister, who forgot he had requested NO FOAM!
Clearly, he was having a rough morning. Poor girl. (I think he still feels shameful over that.)
All of that to say, hubby loved the idea of Bethany’s Mulligatawny Soup, but couldn’t handle the creamy consistency.
Generally, I indulge his quirky preferences, even though he knows full-well not to unleash wrath on me.
It’s just the sweet thing for a wife to do. So I took my friend’s Mulligatawny Soup recipe and tweaked it, substituting lite coconut milk for heavy cream. I also added a few extra ingredients to compensate for the thinner texture.
My Healthy Mulligatawny Soup variation turned out beautifully!
The spices, coconut milk, green apples, and fresh ginger created a wealth of flavor usually only found in a curry that has cooked down all day. Healthy Mulligatawny Soup makes a wonderfully quick mid-week dinner and tastes just as good, if not better, on day two and three!
Because it’s lower in fat, and can be easily made gluten free and low carb, you’ll free good about serving this Healthy Mulligatawny Soup to your family!
A husband without faults is a dangerous observer. ~George Savile
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